Containers forum: Most unusual container for your garden?

Page 1 of 12 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
Views: 11986, Replies: 224 » Jump to the end
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Image
Trish
Jul 20, 2011 11:48 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

What is your most unusual container that is planted in your garden?

I only have the "usual" ones myself: tire planter, wash tub, KatG's planter heads, and various pots.

I saw Steven's basket and thought that was wonderful! It is on my list of things to incorporate.

The heat and drought is putting all of my gardening on hold while my plants hand on for dear life, all I can do is dream. Tell me all about your fun and unusual planters!

I'm all ears!

Photo posted by Valleylynn
Thumb of 2011-08-02/valleylynn/45b0c3
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
[Last edited by valleylynn - Aug 2, 2011 5:34 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #106245 (1)
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 11:55 AM CST

Moderator

I love finding things at yard sales. I found this bright and colorful little ceramic ring box. DH drilled a hole in it for me.

Aeonium 'Irish Bouquet'
Thumb of 2011-07-20/valleylynn/0c2537

Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Image
Trish
Jul 20, 2011 12:20 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lynn- does that live outside?
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 12:35 PM CST

Moderator

In the winter I have to bring it indoors, it is a tender succulents. Just setting it in a bright window for winter with a sip of water once or twice a month was all it needed to stay beautiful and healthy. Very easy to keep this one happy indoors for winter. And it's so tiny it doesn't take any room at all.

Here is an old mop bucket that my SIL was going to throw away. Rolling on the floor laughing Now he checks with me before tossing.
Thumb of 2011-07-20/valleylynn/1d4365
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Image
Trish
Jul 20, 2011 12:38 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

That's wonderful! I love the hippo too!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 12:42 PM CST

Moderator

I find those at yard sales for 5-25ยข. It makes me smile because it looks like it's grazing in the plant jungle. : )
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 20, 2011 12:56 PM CST
Fun topic!

This is an acrylic tissue box cover ... used more as a plant "cozy" to protect plants in cold weather and help speed growth.

Thumb of 2011-07-20/SongofJoy/85e5fa Thumb of 2011-07-20/SongofJoy/5c2064


Kiddie pool
Thumb of 2011-07-20/SongofJoy/34206d
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 1:06 PM CST

Moderator

Tee I remember your cleaver use of the plastic tissue box. I love it.
Fantastic use of a kiddie pool. Hmmm, a person could have a bog garden in one of those.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Jul 20, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Yes, several things you could do with that ... and inexpensive too. Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 1:39 PM CST

Moderator

Well how about this one for unusual?
Piece of cast iron sewer pipe
Thumb of 2011-07-20/valleylynn/14bde0

Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jul 20, 2011 1:40 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 1:41 PM CST

Moderator

Hurray! Hurray! I am sure Charleen has some unusual containers to show us. Thumbs up
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
Image
Gymgirl
Jul 20, 2011 2:10 PM CST
I call this composition, "FERNS A TOILET'"

Thumb of 2011-07-20/Gymgirl/5805c4

I tip my hat to you.
[Last edited by Gymgirl - Jul 20, 2011 2:11 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #106353 (13)
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Image
Trish
Jul 20, 2011 2:11 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Very cool!

Show off, Charleen!!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 2:21 PM CST

Moderator

Linda, that is priceless.
I need to go next door and take a photo of their old wringer washing machine planted in colorful summer annuals. It is wonderful.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
Image
Ridesredmule
Jul 20, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Thumb of 2011-07-20/Ridesredmule/72163f
Old tool box made of wood. Has semps in it.
Thumb of 2011-07-20/Ridesredmule/24da05Before
Thumb of 2011-07-21/Ridesredmule/0e8ca4Now, see what a few weeks and rain will get you!!!!!

This old metal container has no bottom I put it over my Banana tree.
Thumb of 2011-07-20/Ridesredmule/28b307
Old wheel barrows

[Last edited by Ridesredmule - Jul 21, 2011 11:30 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #106467 (16)
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Gulf Coast Region: Louisiana Region: United States of America Lilies
Roses Irises Garden Art Container Gardener Amaryllis Bulbs
Image
Debbie
Jul 21, 2011 11:05 PM CST
Cool containers everyone.

Great thread Trish.

Lynn, in a follow up to you bringing your container(s) inside for the winter. Is there something I can spray on mine to make sure no gnats or bugs come in with them?
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Image
Trish
Jul 22, 2011 12:29 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Ohhhh- lets start a new thread for that! Hurray! Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

Check out my Store for farm soaps and other handmade goodies!
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Gulf Coast Region: Louisiana Region: United States of America Lilies
Roses Irises Garden Art Container Gardener Amaryllis Bulbs
Image
Debbie
Jul 22, 2011 12:42 AM CST
LOL Trish, you caught me. What are you doing up so late? Rolling on the floor laughing I thought I would just slip that in, but you caught me.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 22, 2011 4:59 AM CST

Moderator

Here you go Debbie. Just for you. Overwintering Containers Indoors. The thread "Pests and Over Wintering Containers Indoors" in Containers forum

Page 1 of 12 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "allium caeruleum"