Trash? Or someone else’s treasure? For a couple of years now the Spoiler has been whining that my flower pots were taking over his garage–and it is his garage. I have to park outside, under the old trees, even in snowstorms, because he has more vehicles and accoutrements than our garage will accommodate. But that isn’t the topic of this post.

So after moving the house plants and deciding that I really did have far more pots than I would ever use again, I agreed that we could put them out for the neighborhood version of free cycling. What you see is about half of what’s left.

At least I know that they will go to good homes. Presumably you don’t stop for flower pots unless you need them.

4 thoughts on “Re-Cycling

  1. Anna Lisa Brown May 20, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    I love your blog. (is that want this is?) I get a lot of info and alidation I am doing the right thing. Just thought I would share…about the pots, if there is a garden club or master gardeners who have plant sales they would love to take your plastic garden pots. I am both and in the early spring I am always scrounging for pots to put my propagated plants into.

  2. gardendaze May 21, 2019 / 9:29 am

    Thank you so much for your kind words (and yes, this is a blog).

    If I had gotten my act together soon, yes, garden clubs would have loved to have taken my pots, particularly the plastic ones, for re-potting their home grown plants into for their plant sales. Most of those have ended in my region now but I do see that the pots have been snapped up anyway (all except for a clay one with a chipped rim–I guess no one is into the “wabi-sabi” look.). People must be planning ahead–something that I am not terribly good at, obviously!

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting!


  3. tonytomeo May 24, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    Those are the odd sizes that nurseries don’t like to recycle. Some take them just to dispose of them, or let others take them. Neighbors sometimes leave them at our gate.

  4. gardendaze May 25, 2019 / 6:03 am

    And yet, the nurseries sell them–although a lot of these are the “branded” pots that I know the nurseries hate. But they are good for folks like garden clubs (as my previous commenter mentioned). These were all gone by the night of the post.

    Quite often I do put an occasional container in our recycling bin because we can. But obviously I had set aside too many at some point. I could have just recycled the plastic but I thought that if someone else could use them, I would keep them out of the waste stream. Luckily that worked.


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