Roundup: 8 Best Places to Buy Garden Pots

Roundup: 8 Best Places to Buy Garden Pots

Laure Joliet
Apr 7, 2009

Yesterday's post on small container gardens had some people asking the question: where the heck do I find some decent looking pots without breaking the bank? It hasn't been easy and overall we'd say it's about mixing and matching containers from thrift stores, target and then maybe a few higher end things. Jump below for our favorite places and leave yours in the comments:

All the bright colored pots in this photo were purchased at Pottery Manufacturing and Distribution in Gardena.

These are pricey, but classic. Find these simple white mid century pots at Modernica.

Target has some good, minimal stuff sometimes so it's generally worth a look.

Don't forget to get creative. Anything that has drainage can be used as a pot. Check out this bread pan turned succulent planter. Pick these up new or find them cheap at thrift stores and at the salvation army.

These Eco Friendly Pots eventually break down so they won't clutter up a landfill. they also come in great colors. Find them at reform school in Silver Lake.

Don't have any good pictures of their pots, but Green Arrow Nursery in Northridge has a great selection of plants, flowers and pots and have really low prices. We've picked up quite a few pots here.

Use what you've got. Old coffee cans and tomato sauce cans are perfect for planting (after you punch holes in the bottom for drainage and seal them somehow so they don't rust.

We like the look of aged terra cotta pots much more than brand new ones. Do a search on craigslist or organize a swap with friends to procure some containers.

Where do you get pots for your garden?

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