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Using PVC Pipe for Plant Holders

By Seedfork
April 30, 2014

PVC pipe can be used to hold hanging baskets when you have no hangers for the pots.

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 29, 2014 7:50 PM CST
I have been looking for another way to raise some pots to different levels, this might work. Thanks ! Thumbs up
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lovemyhouse
Apr 29, 2014 7:53 PM CST
I like it, too. And I think Krylon makes an exterior spray paint for plastics. Would that work on PVC?
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 29, 2014 7:58 PM CST
I bet it would, the pipe is plastic.
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ge1836
Apr 30, 2014 2:36 AM CST
Krylon would work. My guess is the type used to paint plastic furniture.
Love the PVC idea.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 30, 2014 9:40 AM CST
That is an interesting idea! You could do a nice grouping of different heights. How large diameter can you get that pipe? I've never seen it that big, but haven't really looked for it.
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beckygardener
Apr 30, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Neat idea to raise pots!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 30, 2014 10:20 AM CST
woofie, comes in up to 24 inch diameters if you go with industrial suppliers
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2014 10:25 AM CST
Wow, what a great idea ... love it!
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2014 12:05 PM CST
Scrape pieces from construction projects, make it very economical, if you can get them.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 30, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Very nifty idea!

I just potted some dwarf Hostas thinking they would never have a place in my primary shade garden but seeing this I'm thinking of putting them in with their larger kin up upon painted PVC pedestals. How cool could that be?!

Pics this summer!

I'm already loving it! Also think it would work quite well with Hardy Geraniums that get overshadowed by taller perennials in the peak of the season. You've got me contemplating some rather unique ways to highlight smaller varieties. Thanks for sharing!
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2014 8:47 PM CST
Welcome Wes,
Welcome!
I don't have much creativity or imagination, but even I can see lots of garden uses for these.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
May 1, 2014 1:18 AM CST
Thanks for the "Welcome". Quite a few of my recent spring gardening searches brought me to this good looking forum.

PVC isn't exactly dirt cheap (depends on the dirt, right?) but still, for effect? Great for folks who want to recycle materials from jobs at the homestead to folks who just want to try something new and different.

The seed. It all starts there, or somewhere nearby. Feeling lucky to know a few folks who work excavation who might be able to provide "scrap". Think about who you know and what they do. Might be someone on your block or that attends your church that would be happy to let loose of what they might consider useless aka "scrap".

I've been in the landscape maintenance business most of my adult life. Mowed lawns and pulled weeds for money as a kid just the same. I see nothing but potential here, even with annuals. My shade garden is due for much renovation but It won't be complete without implementing this. I had a great talk with a local grower/vendor in his 80's recently and stressed how I learn/try new things every year. He clearly understood as I accidentally toured his massive garden.

What a great example! I've used shepherd's hooks and hanging baskets to add a splash of color where it was lacking or difficult, these PVC tubes will offer adjustable height and wind resistance that wasn't as easily controlled. I can't wait!

Pint-sized hostas where they won't be overtaken, crowded, or squashed? I tip my hat to you.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 1, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Welcome, Wes. Smiling Lots of good and helpful folk, here. Glad you posted.
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Gymgirl
May 1, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Ya'll be sure to post pics of what you come up with, ok? Rolling my eyes.
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grannysgarden
May 12, 2014 12:07 PM CST
I have used this idea in the past with smaller diameter pipe sections. I did not know they had the PVC that large (a lot I don't know, lol). I used two pieces of rebar driven in the ground far enough apart so that the pipe barely fit over them. This stabilized the PVC for me and kept the plant from tipping. Also if it gets top heavy you can put some rocks into the pipe and that will help stabilize it. GREAT IDEA!!! Thank you for posting this! now to find a source for the BIG PVC pipe, hmmmmm............
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Jul 21, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Similar to using stovepipe sections if you have any of those laying around. Works really well.
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