A few weeks ago I spotted mixed succulent planters for sale at our local Costco warehouse (Woodland, CA). At the time, the containers were small wooden crates. When I returned to Costco yesterday, the wooden crates were gone, replaced by small galvanized steel tubs. The plants themselves were very similar, just the containers were different. And the price was still the same: $17.99.
As much I liked the wooden crates, these galvanized tubs are a much better solution for the long-term since they won’t rot like wood will.
I still didn’t buy any although I continue to be tempted by that variegated sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile ‘Autumn Charm’). Who knows what container these mixed succulents will be in the next time I get back to Costco?
Right behind the rack of succulents were a dozen ‘Summer Chocolate’ mimosa trees (Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’). They were 8-10 ft. tall and very attractively priced at only $29.99. They do grow large, 20 ft. tall by 15 ft. wide, and I positively have no room for one, but if you’ve been looking for a good deal on this exotic tree, check out your local Costco warehouse.