I’ve been a fan of IKEA for as long as I can remember. When my wife and I lived in Germany, a lot of our furniture and dishes were from IKEA. When an IKEA store opened in the Bay Area in 2000, we didn’t hesitate to drive the 1½ hours to browse. And when IKEA finally came to Sacramento in 2006, we were ecstatic because that store is only 20 minutes away.
I’ve blogged about buying small succulents at IKEA and about our new backyard dining table. But IKEA also has great terracotta pots. The line I prefer is called MANDEL. I love the clean contemporary shape (no protruding rim like standard clay pots) and the contemporary brownish gray color. They come in six different sizes and cost anywhere from $1.99 to $5.99. Technically, they’re overpots so they don’t have a drain hole. No big deal. Using a masonry bit, I can drill a hole in a MANDEL pot in no time flat.
I’d run out of MANDEL pots so I swung by IKEA on the weekend to restock. This is what I got:
MANDEL pots in four sizes ranging from 5 to 7 inches in diameter.
They also have a larger size and an extra deep 4 inch pot
(great for plants that form a tap root).