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Don't Throw Broken Pots Away!

By Dinu
January 26, 2015

Once a pot breaks, many people throw it away. I am going to share what I do with a pot that is broken at the top while the rest of it is still good.

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Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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klc
Jan 26, 2015 5:18 PM CST
I've used broken pot shards to put over the hole in another pot to keep dirt from falling out.

Here's a couple other uses also....

Fairy garden...

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Toad abode...

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I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jan 26, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Great ideas, Kim!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Jan 26, 2015 10:14 PM CST
Yes, there are several ways to keep on using junked items only if one has the will and the mind to do. It's fun to see little new things being created to add some spice in the garden.
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jan 31, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Nice article Dinu! Love the fairy gardens too Kim.
I have not got a picture, but while touring a local English style garden, I saw a great use of broken pots. The lady had several large fruit trees that were potted and in the container she had piles of broken pots. I asked the purpose and she said it was a great way to keep the soil cool in the summer and warm in the winter and to avoid displacement of the soil when watering.
She also had this delightful fruit tree on a brick wall with all types of blue & white pieces beneath with broken or cracked items outlined with blue wine bottles.

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Jan 31, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Thanks for sharing that one Sheila. Beautifully creative.
Is that tree trained to grow that shape?
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'

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