The Better Homes and Gardens Glazed Resin planters in "Red Sedona" 24-inch pots are a fabulous value priced at just $25. This size pot anywhere else with matching quality is impossible to find at this super-low price point. Thank goodness for Wal-Mart for making Summer of 2010 a snap in repotting on a large scale.
These 24-inch pots are made of a super glossy, highly-durable, ultra-lightweight plastic resin; fully molded with all the detailing that adds a smart look to the perfection of easy-to-use, easy-to-move, big, bold, sassy-sophisticated-uber-rich-red, realistic-detailed planters. The Better Homes and Gardens 24-inch pot is large enough to plant a beautiful privacy-screening shrub. Plant several pots in a row and you've got an instant 'wall of privacy.'
For top-notch results, drill several holes in the bottom of the pot (not just the single hole as indicated on the bottom of the planter). Don't let the idea of drilling a hole in the bottom of the planter put you off on this project. Wal-Mart sells
a battery-operated (4-AA) Black & Decker hand drill (even comes with the proper size drilling bits inside the clam-shell-packaging) for less than $10. So my fellow lady gardeners, please don't sweat this project--be bold!
The drill is very lightweight, easy-to-use and you'll find countless garden tasks you'll also be able to use the drill for. It's a wonderful investment and makes drilling pots easy-breezy. I drilled at least a dozen drainage holes in the bottom of my planters, as this helps the pot to evenly drain (avoids wet boggy, moldy areas within a deep, big planter) plus this helps prevent any standing water that may contribute to mosquitoes breeding or laying their larvae.
As you drill your holes, repeat the process and really ream the holes out with your drill in both directions (the Black & Decker as mentioned above has an automatic button for easy reverse!---so cool!)
Be sure to turn the pot over and tap out the drill shavings.
Then fill your planter with about 5 inches of pea gravel (also available at Wal-Mart in the garden section for under $4 a bag). Having the gravel as your base over the drill holes ensures that dirt and wet mud will not clog the drainage. Plus, since the planters are made out of lightweight resin/molded plastic, the additional weight of the pea-gravel base helps to add a solidity.
Then layer your potting soil right over the gravel base and proceed as you normally would in planting.
The beautiful sheen on the planters can be kept looking ultra-shiny and beautiful by using baby wipes to clean off excessive layers of water-spots over time.
After I added my flowers or shrubs to these beautiful planters, I added red Cedar mulch (also at Wal-Mart's Garden Center at under $4 for a very large bag) on top, placed delicately around the plants. This Cedar is a natural mosquito and pest-repellant and will keep your new plantings looking their very best.
The wonderful quality about these oversized planters is that even after all the pea gravel, soil, mulch and plants are added, they are still light-enough to move about the patio or courtyard to position them where you want. You could never attempt this in a concrete type oversized pot without enlisting the help of some strong men!
I've researched nationally, online--- and shopped extensively looking through-out garden centers in our area and these Better Homes and Gardens Planters in the 24-inch size are the biggest bang for the buck you'll see for the Summer of 2010 and will provide you with many years of beautiful use.
I liked these big, bold oversized pots so much that I even placed an additional online order with Wal-Mart to have them directly shipped to my home. And did you know, that Wal-Mart now accepts PayPal for an even quicker check-out process?
Thanks Wal-Mart for being innovative enough to accept PayPal! I hope Wal-Mart continues to stock these Better Homes and Gardens Red Sedona oversized 24-inch planters because they are a truly beautiful bargain.