Step Ladder Planter: Cute idea!

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Step Ladder Planter

By valleylynn
June 26, 2012

Here is a great way to re-purpose that old wobbly step ladder that no longer is safe to use.

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 26, 2012 12:42 AM CST
That's a great idea Lynn! I've seen ladders used a plant stands, but I've never seen one actually planted.
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jun 26, 2012 7:04 AM CST
Great idea I want to try. Clear instructions and thank you, Lynn!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 7:37 AM CST
I saw it at yard sale. She had sempervivum planted in it. I couldn't wait to get home and try it on a ladder I found at the next yard sale. It was so quick and easy to do.
Now I am going to do the two taller ladders shown in one of the photos. I've had them for years. I'm going to plant different kinds of sedum on one of them.
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Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Jun 26, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Nice job, good photos!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Thank you Maridell.

It sure would be fun to see how others would plant their ladders. Do you have a ladder that is no longer safe to use? What would you plant if you decided to do one?
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 26, 2012 1:30 PM CST
I'm very glad I opened this up to get a better look at your ladder, Lynn!

Now I can see you have written a very good tutorial with great pictures. My fault for thinking it was a "tip." Shrug!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Glad you opened it Christine. Do you have a ladder you can use for this project?

I am getting ready to do another one that will just have different types of low growing sedum. Some will cascade.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 26, 2012 3:43 PM CST
No I don't but I'll be looking for for a nice old wooden one like yours. I really like it.

It's perfect for cascading plants too! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 4:33 PM CST
I have seen them any where from 50 cents to a dollar. I got this one for 50 cents.
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Jun 26, 2012 10:41 PM CST
I've seen others use ladders for their plants, but like your idea the best. I haven't seen any around our area, but when I do I'll be sure to grab it up.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 27, 2012 6:51 AM CST
Lynn, I just saw your "Acorn fight champion" badge - Congratulations!! Rolling on the floor laughing that must have been a good fight!

wow, 50 cents makes it all the more necessary to find my ladder!! nodding
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Hi Pegi. Hope you come across some old ladders. Now that you are looking for them you will see them every where. Thumbs up

Hurray! Christine I can't even begin to tell you how exciting it was. I felt like I could hear all the laughing and squealing going on. Those acorns were flying. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I'm sure there are ladders just waiting at the next yard sale. We just never noticed them before, just like Pegi said.

I think I'll start taking my camera yard sale-ing. Green Grin!
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fiwit
Feb 24, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Lynn, do you have updated pictures of your ladders?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2013 9:25 AM CST
No I don't Mary, but thank you for the reminder. I will do that in the next couple of days. Thumbs up
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fiwit
Feb 24, 2013 9:29 AM CST
Great! Would love to see them.... when I look at the ladder pics, I want to use the entire stretch between front and back as a planting space. Have you tried that? And have you used a ladder as a trellis for a vine?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2013 2:23 PM CST
I actually have two tall ladders, like picking ladders, that I will be using that way.
I had not thought about making the planting area go from front to back. That is a great idea Mary. I will give that a try with the next small step ladder. Thumbs up
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Mar 12, 2013 9:38 AM CST
That is a great idea. Love it...♥
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 12, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Thank you Charleen. How have you been. We hardly see each other. Group hug
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Mar 12, 2013 11:39 AM CST
No ones fault but mine. I think of you. all I have to do is look at my plant treasures you all have given me.
I'll try to keep closer. Thumb of 2013-03-12/Ridesredmule/1acc3f
See, i have you all in my Fairy garden....
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 12, 2013 2:49 PM CST
I remember that fairy garden. And I see wonderful sedum and a few semps in it. Lovey dubby

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