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Still Weak

January 23, 2011

So alluring

I know in previous posts I said I was going to stop buying pots … and, I know in a previous post I said I loved the wide open spaces I was left with after recently selling/giving away about 30 pots … so, why I went onto craigslist and typed the keywords ‘planters’ and ‘pots’ in the search window is beyond me … except that look what I found! A man in Murrieta was selling 10 (10!) natural stone pots in various sizes, ranging from small, shallow oblongs to huge craggy boulders. Instantly, I fell in love with the natural good looks of these alluring pots (some even had moss clinging seductively to their lava rock-lookalike surfaces). Sure, they were so heavy they required a cast of thousands to load onto the truck for the trip to the Rancho, but they’re gorgeous and will really look great with something-yet-to-be-determined in them for the garden tour … such a deal, too, at $350 (for all 10!).

Simply irresistible

Besides craigslist, I know certain places have pot temptations within … so, you’d think I’d steer clear of them, right? You’d think … so, why I would suggest a visit to Treasures’n’Junk in Ontario escapes me. Still, we went, and, yes, I did fall for more pots: two sets of twins insisted I bring them home with me. And, weakly, I said yes. One set: twin crucible pots featuring terrifically glassy, baked-on mottling; the other set: simple twin concrete pots with thin-walled sides. Another great deal, too, at $250 for all four (I’d seen a single crucible at the flea market for as much)! As with the rock pots, I’m not sure which amazing succulents I will place within them; this will require some thought and looking around to see what’s available — I think I’ll start with craigslist … I found those curvy, Agave americana ‘Medio picta Alba’s in Chino there, that time …

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2011 4:56 am

    Regarding your title “still weak” I thought maybe you were feeling weak from hauling those beauties…but now I get it. You are weak in the face of temptation, we understand. And we hope you never stop!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      January 23, 2011 5:01 am

      Ha! As if I could — stop, I mean ….

  2. January 23, 2011 5:33 am

    truly awesome deal. You are too cool!

  3. January 23, 2011 4:03 pm

    Are more of those pots available? Did the seller make them? They are wonderful and we’d love a few!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      January 23, 2011 4:08 pm

      Sorry, the seller didn’t have any more of the rock pots… he’s a building contractor and had bought them from a landscaping wholesaler a while back, keeping some for contracting jobs and these for his own home. He’s leaving the state so didn’t want to take them … I’d never seen anything like them before so I jumped!

  4. January 24, 2011 3:45 am

    a lot of cashola, but TOTALLY worth every penney! such texture. you are going to have so much fun filling those with awesome plants!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      January 24, 2011 4:17 am

      I think they’re great too … now if I could only settle on what I want to put inside them … And I love YOUR post on the Hortense MIller house …

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