If you have read my previous posts then you know one of the things I like to do is seek out garden pots and decoration at garage sales. I have a preference for clay pots and almost all the pots in my garden have been procured this way. Saturday was a dream come true. We chanced upon someone with a similar liking for clay pots and with a move in their future they were out to find a new home for theirs. I was their girl.
The long rectangular pot was the one I spied first and with a dollar price tag I knew it was going home with me. Then I picked out a couple of the larger clay pots. It was only when I got in conversation with the homeowner that I learnt there were more pots around the back. All these rectangular pots and the tall glazed pot.
The deal was done. We were taking them all home. My cactus and succulents are going to be thrilled to have new homes. I always remember James David's collection of rectangular pots on his porch. That is my plan. Garden Bloggers may remember visiting his house and garden at the first Spring Fling held here in Austin in 2007.
This pot 'thing' has been coming on for quite a while. If I don't see pots I always ask if they have any and it is amazing how many have these empty pots around the back that they seem to think no one wants. So maybe I am the only potaholic in Austin.
The tall glazed pot is at the front door where it awaits a cactus, possibly one of my barrel cactus or something tall like a sansevieria. I will be happy to have this pot in the house during the winter.
My other little dollar find was this glazed frog. I knew he would just be perfect on my water feature in the front garden.
Heavens! Is in nearly Saturday again!
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