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Old 09-18-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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In an effort to make my patio more "homey" I want to add several potted plants. I know terra-cotta is the cheapest, but I have a 100 lb dog and an almost toddler... they would get broken quickly! I'm looking for something a little more durable... where would you go to get reasonably priced pots? Seen any on sale lately?
Also, any good plant recs that would last? Our patio gets morning and early afternoon sun.
TIA!
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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Lowes, home depot, big lots, Tuesday morning, walmart, target, garden ridge, garage sales, craigslist
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I saw some nice big pots at Home Depot. They look like ceramic but are actually plastic. They were not too expensive either.
I highly recommend going to Rainbow Gardens for your plants. They will be able to answer any questions you have about which plants to use in your situation.

Good luck.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Hibiscus do well in pots and will give your patio a nice tropical feel. Verbena, lantana, moss rose, petunias, daisies, vinca, impatiens (need more shade than the others), begonias, bogies, rosemary (for nice fragrance!)....just off the top of my head. You might not want the lantana or heather, which I didn't mention--the bees like them--but you will probably want to get some that attract butterflies, since babies love them!
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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I got some large plastic pots at Garden Ridge that are pretty decent. Also got some very bright colorful resin pots at Home Depot, but had to put a hole in the bottom for drainage.

I second the recommendation to try Rainbow Gardens for plants - stuff is for the most part well labeled, showing you what works in shade/sun/part sun/low water etc. I go to the one on Bandera but there's also one on Thousand Oaks I think.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Watch Garden Ridge for their 1/2 off sale on pots.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Lowes, home depot, big lots, Tuesday morning, walmart, target, garden ridge, garage sales, craigslist
Alright, this is hurting my brain but I was somewhere else a week ago that had very large faux tera cotta with whole in the bottom for $49 each, really good fakes as that size can easily sell for over $100...I'll try to remember....
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