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Container Gardening: Vietnamese pots

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Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

February 28, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6200026

Just thought I'd mention this here.

Home Depot has a small design center in Charlotte and as part of their cutting back, that store is closing. We've bought some lovely glazed ceramic pots (2 are huge) from Vietnam on sale there. The 2 I bought were a lovely blue glaze and I think they were, like, $56 apiece! I was so happy. The ones I've been looking at are well over $200 each. So if you have a smaller design center near you, check to see if they're closing and get to the garden department asap. We've bought a total of six, not all that large, but they are all Vietnamese. Best glazed pots in the world.

Angie
jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6200233

Any pictures?
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

February 28, 2009
1:16 PM

Post #6201366

JLP: I'll try to get some either later today or tomorrow. Right now it's raining, so I'll wait until we get a break in the rain.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

February 28, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #6202675

Okay. Here's a photo of one of them. It's about 15" diameter.

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jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #6202731

Oooh, very nice! Good find, congratulations!

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6202814

What a pretty pot and what a great price :>) Couldnt help but notice where you live, Wave Hi to Jr for me if you pass his house. I'm a NASCAR fan LOL
Christine
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

February 28, 2009
9:06 PM

Post #6203185

Jr.'s grandmother, Dale's mother, lives the next street over from us! We get traffic through our neighborhood every race week, looking for the house where Dale grew up!

Glad you like the pot.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 1, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6205678

Here's a photo of one of the pots DH bought last weekend at a further reduction. I think he said it was about $36. It's approximately 18 inches tall and 12 inches square. Haven't decided whether I like the brown color or not yet.

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jlp222
Hammond, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6205699

Oooh, I like that one the best. The dappled color is really nice.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6205745

Yup, I like that the best also
Christine
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 1, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6205815

Maybe it'll grow on me! Thanks for your comments.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #6211413

Vietnamese pots are tough because they have such thick walls would be my guess. I've had one out in the garden for years (no drainage in this one) without any breakage. I got mine at Hobby Lobby where they always have 50% sales or so it would seem. There are lots of stores that sell them so keep your eyes open.

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Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 2, 2009
8:19 PM

Post #6212093

hcmcdole: Just made a quick run to HL to check out their pots. Only thing from Vietnam were some gorgeous ceramic eggs, which I will purchase when they go on sale. We're talking maybe 16" tall. Gorgeous blue/green shades. Anyhow, one would look great with the planters and maybe a smaller one to place in another garden area.

Bought two more paint pens while there.
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 2, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #6212198

The bad thing (or good thing) about HL is they are seasonal on a lot of their goods. It seems like they should be getting lots of pots in another month or so but they won't go on sale for a while. Usually they start putting sales on for their pots mid summer to fall.

Here is another pot I got there a couple of years ago. Talk about heavy - this won't blow over in a storm like a lot of other pots.

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Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

March 2, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #6212497

Looks good. I really like that shade of blue.
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2009
11:49 AM

Post #6662631

that's the sorta pot I need at my biz for my banana trees
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

June 9, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #6663417

Dirty: Do your shopping around. Those pots tend to be expensive, so I keep an eye out for sales!
lilyfantn
Kingsport, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2010
1:35 AM

Post #7516973

I'm so glad I ran across this thread. I just went to a gardening seminar last weekend and one of the speakers was talking about using Vietnamese clay pots for water features like bubblers because they are hard fired and won't crack in the freezing temps of winter. So I was going to ask about them and where to find them when... voila! I am glad to hear that they can be found in lots of different places. I am going to start hunting and keeping my eyes open for slaes (which I'm sure won't happen until mid to late summer and fall) It would be great to plant in them and not have to worry about cracking.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

February 1, 2010
12:45 PM

Post #7518044

Lily: Be warned: they are expensive, so do watch for those sales. Wish I had bought more of them last year when HD was closing shop.
nanniepb
Cumberland Mtns, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2010
8:02 PM

Post #7587417

hey. we have a friend who is no long with us, a foreigner, as we say. wanted to let some of ya'll know that he didnt abandon us and tried to say g'bye. he just couldn't. he misses us and wanted a few to know.

my email is nanniepb@yahoo.com (wink, wink)

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