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Windsor, VT 05089

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Quest for an Entry Planter

The Snapdragon Inn

One of the days Joy was in town (only sibling not in Windsor), the gals were given the task and a small sum of money to find sort of planter to decorate the entry path to the front door. We wanted something with some height and presence.

We wandered over to one of our local nurseries, Edgewater Farms, and were immediately overwhelmed by the flower choices and totally underwhelmed by the prices of the planters and ceramic pots/urns. Yes, they were lovely but we needed something a bit cheaper.

We saw many we loved but would be hundreds of dollars over budget for 2 pots and the plants to go inside. We did, however, find these enormous hanging pots of Petunias for only $26 which was brilliant and they were sort of like petunias on steroids. We thought that was the best bang for our buck this summer and next we can carefully craft our own pots.

Thinking caps on, we ventured down the road to The Home Depot (we call it "The Po") where they know us by name and checked out their stock. Still pricey pricey for a good size pot but as we walked around I spotted an interesting concrete pedestal for $14.97 (the right price) and began trying to understand how it worked until we saw the flat bird bath basin that fit on top (also for $14.97). Although it was a toss up between those and the GIANT concrete cowboy boots--so wish we could have bought one just for a joke.

They have the height we wanted and certainly the statement. Also the width of the basin helps spread out the mass of petunias. Now we just need to keep these babies as happy as they were in their Utopian Greenhouses :) But if you are looking for a price effective planter option--think bird bath!