Sunday, June 29, 2014

Yucca linearifolia benefiting from 75% pottery bargain

I happened to be at the Green Acres Nursery location in Folsom, CA yesterday, and they were closing out two lines of unglazed pottery. Even though I hadn’t meant to buy any pots, this is what I went home with:

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The larger pots are 14x15” (width x height), the medium-sized ones 11x12” and the smaller ones 8x10”.

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Why did I end up buying 10 pots?

Because they were a bargain!

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How much of a bargain? 75% off!

This brought the price of the large ones down to $5.63, the medium-sized ones to $3.88, and the small ones to $1.88. I’m not kidding! For all 10 pots, I paid $34, before tax. How could I pass that up!

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I actually did need a larger pot for the Yucca linearifolia near the front door. It had completely outgrown its container.

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Here it is in its new pot.

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I’m very happy with how well the color of the unglazed pot blends with everything else.

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The plant peeking around the corner on the right is Beaucarnea stricta, a relative of the ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

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Discovered in northern Mexico in the 1980s, Yucca linearifolia was initially thought to be a subspecies of Yucca rostrata. Since then, its has been promoted to species status.

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Check out this post from March 2012 to see how much my Yucca linearifolia has grown. In fact all the yucca shown in that post have grown quite a bit; I need to do an update soon.

Back to Green Acres Nursery. The 75% off sale is for two styles of this unglazed pottery from Thailand (the manufacturer is River Cottage Gardens). I don’t know if their other two locations are running this sale too, but it’s worth a call.

Now I need to figure out where to put my new pots and what to plant in them!

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    1. I'm always never lucky enough to find a bargain like this, so I'm extra happy.

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  2. They are very nice looking pots as well, fitting the scheme of your garden nicely. Absolute bargains!

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    1. A bargain is even sweeter when it's something you actually like. I agree, these pots do go well with the color of our house and flagstone walkway.

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  3. Ha ! You don't mess around when you find a bargain do you ? What a great score---those prices are great. The Yucca looks dandy in that pot.

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    1. I wish I'd taken the van to go to the nursery, I would have bought even more. But there's only so much you can put in a Honda Civic, especially since I'd already done some shopping at Costco.

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  4. Why buy just 1 when you can buy 10!? (It sounds like I'm making fun but really I'm not, I totally get it, nice score!)

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    1. Exactly! A year ago I would have bought a couple, just to regret it later. Now I'm less timid.

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  5. Fantastic bargain, and beautiful pots! Did you know about the sale before you arrived, or was it just right place at the right time?

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    1. Nope, I had no idea this sale was going on. I don't think they had enough pots left to advertise this special.

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  6. Feeling jealous. I must not be shopping enough to not find bargains.

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