We were picking up blueberry and raspberry canes to supplement what we’ve already planted. In the process, we saw some – oh how shall I say it? – creative mark-ups on planters and containers.
Pretty, right? And rather simple. Someone took the time to paint the boxes a nice neutral gray, and then they added a few decorative details to one box. Are you ready for the reveal? The price tag? Are you sitting down?
I found Chuck as he checked out and showed him the outrageous mark-up on the simple, no doubt inexpensive boxes. He was shocked, too. And on our way to the car…
These were on sale.
$250? Sale price?!? Give me a break, folks. This must be the new and trendy Container Gardening for Rich People. No one in my social circles would spend $50 on a wood box, much less $250 on a small wooden raised bed. Maybe I’m in the wrong field; I should be painting and repurposing my garage sale finds instead of planting in them. The profit margin would be amazing.
Actually I was just thinking about this yesterday. I started adding up some of what I have spent on my garden this year, and now I feel better about what I have invested in my containers and potting soil. It has really added up, but no where near $50 – $249 per container. I like your idea. Frequent and repurpose garage sale finds.
This makes my free old step-style lamp tables look great being used for easily accessible plant stands on my patio!
Yikes, that’s expensive and could easily be made out of pallets.