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A spacious store with thousands of pots, planters and containers, 1/2 Price Pots offers gardeners so many options for indoor and outdoor planting needs.

Planters range from the simple to the extravagant, and glazes come in every color under the sun. Most planters are from factories in China, Thailand and Vietnam, where buyers handpick pottery and porcelain pieces for their stores. Whether it’s a small bonsai holder, a retro flower pot or a giant super planter, you’re sure to find what they’re looking for.

As the store’s name states, all pots are half off the sticker price (the full price is listed).

1/2 Price Pots is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays at 8701 Evergreen Way, Everett. Additional locations are in Bothell, Bellevue and Renton. The company also offers wholesale items in certain quantities at its wholesale Web site,

For information, call 425-348-7647 or visit

1. A 25-inch tall decorative Siam Ray vase is for indoor use. Made in Thailand, the vase can accent a fireplace or shelf with feathers or foliage that mirrors its decorative design for an Eastern look; $139.96.

2. This large round rib pot features a running green glaze that blends into red. Made in China, the frost-resistant pot stands 31 1/2 inches tall by 173/4 inches in diameter at its opening; $298.88.

3. The orange tubular vase and brown wood-tone vase are porcelain. They provide year-round decor. The brown vase stands 2 feet tall and the orange is 171/2 inches tall. Try the orange one with gerbera daisies to brighten up a room; $26.86 orange vase, $24.88 brown vase.

4. This brightly colored, Spanish-style bola pot and saucer are hand-painted terra cotta from Monique, Spain. Best for indoor use, the planter can be moved outside in summer; $56.48 pot, $9.86 saucer.

5. A large scalloped birdbath with a decorative sun globe, also referred to as a gazing ball, gives feathered friends a resting and bathing spot. The frost-resistant birdbath was made in Vietnam and stands 25 inches tall by 231/4 inches in diameter; $286.68 birdbath, $19 sun globe.

6. Made in Vietnam, this multisided planter is sure to stand out with its vibrant aquamarine glaze. The frost-resistant planter can be used indoors or out and takes single plantings or arrangements well; $104.46.

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