Here is the picture of the kind of pots I ordered. For some of you, who like things shiny and new looking....you probably won't like them. I tend to go for more natural shabby things in the garden, so I am pleased with my purchase. I had a couple of plants that had outgrown their pots...so two of them have those plants in them. Of course, being a gardener...I had to fill the other two. A trip to a garden center was called for. I had to stop at Walmart first....and that is where I ended up buying my plants. They just had a shipment come in, and the plants were really nice. This morning, I spent time planting these pots. I gave all my plants a bit of new potting soil. I love it when they all look fresh and new.I replanted my Christmas cactus that was chewed on...on my front porch. Some little rodent (I won't name names) got into it and dug holes and tipped it over and broke off new stems. Now it is much smaller than before. I put it in a hanging basket and it will go back on the porch... The new plants are in quarantine, however, until I can be sure that they don't have any little pests. Whew, that took me most of the morning....and today is the day I have to feed my orchids. By the way....they all have new little green roots starting, so they must like their new home. So far... so good.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Planting Houseplants in My New Pots
If you've read my posts lately, I mentioned that I ordered 4 large Guy Wolff pots. I went to different websites and found all different prices. I settled on Amazon, where I think that I got the best price. The day the box came by UPS, I noticed a little noise when I jiggled the box. When I opened it...one of the 4 was broken. This was due to the makers of the pots not packing them all the same way. The other 3 were upside down, with wrapping all around the pot and on the bottom and top. This one was just stuck in the box with a few pieces of packing paper inside the pot. I was dreading sending it back. It's always such a hassle. I came in on got on the computer and went to the Amazon site and told them about my problem. It went as easy as can be. I had to send the 4 pots back in their original wrapping and copy a packing slip to enclose with the pots. They contacted UPS and scheduled a time for them to pick all 4 up. The driver would bring a shipping label. Then I got an email saying my new pots were on the way to me. The broken pot went out the door on one day and the new ones came in the next. Easy peasy....I am so pleased with Amazon's prices and service.