Yesterday I went to Home Depot to pick up three large plastic pots for my patio. I searched online first to find the largest pots for the best price.
When I’m buying large plant containers, I typically go with plastic so the planted pot is not as heavy as terra cotta or the more pricey ceramic pots.
Just makes sure you provide drainage in plastic pots if it is not already provided. It’s easy to drill holes in the plastic.
These pots are 20 inches in diameter. They also come in blue. They were $9.98 each.
I also looked at potting soil while I was there, but their price was comparable to that of my nearby nursery. So I decided to wait and buy soil at the nursery because they will carry heavy items to the car for me.
It isn’t time to plant yet so I don’t need potting soil right now. But I’m trying to figure out my spring/summer pot/plant layout on the patio.
This is the time to decide on colors, check out prices and lay down your garden design groundwork. I often sketch out ideas on paper before I start figuring out possible arrangements.
I like to situate large pots on the patio for a day or so and take some time to decide on the arrangement before adding soil and plants. At the same time, watch and see how much sun your pots are getting in any one location. This can help you make your decision based on what kind of plant/herbs/flowers you want to plant in them.
When you find a pleasing arrangement you can add potting soil. I’ve learned from experience that it’s much better to do it now before I have heavier pots to relocate.
I like to shop online for something this large until I find what I consider to be the best price. Often I can check on the store website to see how many the store closest to me has in stock, before I head out to buy them.
Then I don’t have to drive from store to store to check prices. And of course you save on gas by figuring things out before you get in your car..
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