Problem Solved

Monday, February 21, 2011

I've had this mini palm plant for many years now.  My sweet friend, Angie, sent it (along with other plants) to me in a container garden for my twenty-first birthday.  (I'm turning — shhh, thirty this year!!)  And while the rest of the plants didn't make it through two moves, this one did.  It has tripled in size and has been re-potted, at least, twice.  However, last year during a dinner get together here at the house, the plant was knocked over and the container (cheap, but efficient) broke.

Until a few weeks ago, it wasn't a top priority to replace it.  But, the last time I watered it, the water started running out the sides.  So, I knew it was time to re-pot it, again.

I'm proud to say that I haven't been to Wal-mart since December and I am NOT going back anytime soon.  Something about that place gets my blood pressure pumping!  Now, where to get a new pot?  

I walked into Tuesday Morning this afternoon for another project that I'm working on (I'll blog on it when it's finished), not to buy a pot.  But, to my surprise while browsing for what I was searching for — I found the perfect pot for my special plant.

Cute, isn't it?  And I got it for a steal... $22 on sale for $9!!!  The pot was a bit deeper than the container it was currently in so I found these rocks for $.99 per bag.

Of course, they are in the bottom of the pot and no one can see them, but they were big enough to cover the bottom and $.99!  

After re-potting the plant out of the current, damaged container — I used Spanish Moss (which I already had in the storage room) to cover the ugly potting soil.

And here it is, problem solved...

All for the price of $13.87.  I love my little, steal of a find! 

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