If you love plants like we do, chances are you’re spending a pretty penny at your local nursery — but not just on plants, on planters too, which can be even more expensive than even the most exotic of plants.
In the past, I’ve gotten my planters at Sunset Nursery, Ikea and in the Flower District in L.A.. They all have good selections, but I was never totally satisfied, nor could I ever find exactly what I was looking for at decent prices. I really like the cylindrical planters in both white and terra cotta and they are pretty hard to come by. Often you can find the pots, but no saucers, and since I like to keep terra cotta indoors, me needs saucers.
Also, a lot of times I find pots with no drainage hole, and that won’t do either because when water sits at the bottom of the pots, the roots rot and the plant dies.
Well, yesterday I had a meeting in Gardena (about 25 minute drive from the Silverlake/Echo Park area), and one thing I like to do when I’m in a new area of L.A. that I haven’t explored before is check my handy dandy Yelp to see if there are any nurseries in the area. Sometimes plants and pots are more affordable if they are a bit further out. And instead of a great nursery, we came across the best place for pots.
Pottery MFG has by far the biggest selection of planters I’ve ever seen in my life. They have everything you can imagine.
They have cylindrical mid-century style planters in both the shiny and matte options in every size and color imaginable with the saucers. They are kinda like the Gainey ones that I’ve never splurged on. Their prices are really good. About 40%-60% cheaper than they are normally.
Also, they have great customer service. They will also put drainage holes in pots for you! I mean, this news made me so happy!!
This was a small selection of what we came back with…The whole outside area has factory seconds and has pots for really, really cheap. Some of them have small chips or hairline fractures, but they’re all just a couple bucks for the smaller ones! And even the huge ones, ones that can run over $100 normally, are around $30.
They even have talavera pots!
Needless to say, very worth the 25 minute drive. If you have any spots you like to but pots, we’d love to hear! The comment section could be like a directory for people who don’t live in L.A. ;)
18881 S. Hoover Street
Gardena, CA 90248