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#58031 Jun 4th, 2007 at 01:39 PM
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I found these 2 orange glass candle holders in Marshalls the other day for $1.99 each and thought they'd add a bit of brightness to my deck railing. The center pot is also glass, and from Marshalls. I'm very "into" glass in the gardens the past few years - love the extra sparkle it gives.

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Now, I'll be in good shape if the squirrels don't knock them off the railing in their attempts to get to the birdfeeders!

Anyone else use glass containers?


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I have not used glass containers Lynne but I wanted to tell you that those look great!!! I will have to look around and see if I can find some glass ones! They are very pretty! And you are right...they add a little extra sparkle!

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Those look so nice, Lynne. I really like the shape of the orange containers with those succulents. They look wonderful, thanks for the great idea!


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Just to show you that REALLY... anything goes...

This is a candle holder from the dollar store - yep - only $1 -
isn't it nice and bright???
I put matching blue glass stones in the bottom
to add weight so it won't blow off the railing.

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And... another candle holder from Ikea - 99 cents!!! WOW!

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I am having so much fun finding different glass items to put my plants in -
anyone else try this yet? Please show pictures when you do? thumbup


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Wow, I love that dollar store blue one!

Hmmmm, now I'm going to be looking for glass things! lol

Nice Lynne, I'm with you---I like lots of color!

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That dollar store one is awesome! Very pretty! You have some great finds there Lynne!

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Very pretty Lynne.


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Don had 2 small multi-cacti clay pots in his office that have been neglected for YEARS!
He recently moved within the office and brought them home so I could salvage the 2 small plants that had miraculously survived all this time!

I put the first one in another new blue planter -
this time from Dollar Tree - a small votive candle holder.
This tiny plant is only about 1 1/2 inches high.
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And here is the other surviving cactus in a glass bowl that I've had for a few years:
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Anyone else finding/planting glass containers yet?


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those are gorgeous! I have a colored glass fetish, never thought of using candle holders as pots though! Great idea.


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Thanks Penny and Wrennie!
(seems like Penny keeps posting with others whose name rhymes with hers! lol why)

I got a great find yesterday at T.J.Maxx!!!
I found these 2 blue glass pots? (vases?) and they were only $3.99.
BUT... each one had a small chip on the top edge, so I took it to customer service - their policy has always been to take it to the first markdown if it's damaged - 25% off. The nasty, very pregnant, very young girl behind the counter kept insisting that they would only take off 10%, so I asked for a manager. She repeated the 10% off schpeal, but I persisted, and she gave me the 25% off!!! Even though it's only $1 off on each one, I knew that was the policy and stood my ground!!!

So, here is 1 of the 2 I got for $3 each - it holds a 6 inch pot.
Oh, and it is not really purple on the bottom - must have been the lighting on this cloudy day... it's really more of a gentian blue!
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And with the baby blue next to it...
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Gotta love these bargains!!! clap flwr


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Awesome and Beautiful!!!!! Love it!!!


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Well done on all the above photo, especially the clear shiney blue pots. I strongly recommend planting Japanese maples in containers as they are colorful and have outstanding structure.

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Thanks maplecollector! I actually have a very small japanese maple that is waiting to be planted in a large blue (frost-resistant) ceramic pot. It will be going out by the new pond that my husband is building for us.

Do you have some pictures of your own japanese maples in pots?


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Found this candle holder in the garage yesterday - I had tried to grow a succulent in it a few years ago, but it didn't work. If at first you don't succeed... Now it's outside with the others.

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Heyyy Lynne That a cool Idea!!! I hope this time is successful!!


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wow! lynne those are beautiful! now i want some glass planters! :} makes a ordinary pot look so elegant!


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Very nice Lynne, I love the glass idea! Now I need to get to Dollar Tree, I love that place! And I was wondering about the drainage, do the candle holders have holes at them bottom or do succulents not need the holes?


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that is a neat idea.....i like using stuff in another way than it was intended!

what about putting velcro on the bottoms of those? idea


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clap i got glass paint from wrennie! im gonna try painting some glass pots! clap


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