Using Old Shoes as Planters: Absolutely beautiful!

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 2463, Replies: 55 » Jump to the end
Using Old Shoes as Planters

By valleylynn
December 25, 2011

Old shoes you don't use anymore? Use them as planters. Hardy and tender succulents along with other small flowering plants make for colorful containers.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Dec 24, 2011 6:10 PM CST
Gee, I am certain this shoe has never looked better!
Lynn, this is so beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 24, 2011 6:12 PM CST
I think anything planted in my shoes would dddiiiieeeeeee.... Thumbs down
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Dec 24, 2011 6:34 PM CST
What a perfectly novel & unique idea! I love it!

And Sheryl, that's about the 3rd time you've cracked me up tonight. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 24, 2011 9:00 PM CST
My job is complete.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Dec 25, 2011 4:54 AM CST
I always love that red shoe, Lynn. Lovey dubby Planting in shoes is fun!


Thumb of 2011-12-25/SongofJoy/04206b


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: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Dec 25, 2011 9:03 AM CST
Thumbs up Nice, Tee!!
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
Dec 25, 2011 9:58 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Dec 25, 2011 10:18 AM CST
I agree

And now I'll look at shoes at garage sales in a whole new light!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 25, 2011 11:26 AM CST
Tee, are those baby Crocs?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Dec 25, 2011 11:32 AM CST
No, they're baby gators. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 25, 2011 11:36 AM CST
Green Grin!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Dec 25, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Thank you all.
Sheryl, give it a try, they might just love your shoes, after all they loved mine. Green Grin!

Janice, don't you have a planted shoe?

Tee I love the baby gators. : )
When I bought those shoes for gardening I wanted to make sure I would loose them, so they are neon pink. Rolling on the floor laughing

Come on Ann, lets see what you come up with for a planted shoe. Hurray!

Here is an old wooden shoe I found at a yard sale years ago. Drilled a hole in the toe and planted it.
Thumb of 2011-12-25/valleylynn/3c507a

Lots of time this winter for us all to come up with ideas of shoes we can plant this spring. Hurray!
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
Dec 25, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Yes, baby Crocs, aka gators. Hilarious!

Lynn, now that I look closer, I can see it's hot pink. Thumbs up Luv the wooden shoe ... is that some type of Jovibarba in it?

Here's my next project ready to plant as soon as I get drainage holes drilled or punched in the soles. Picked these up for $2 at a yard sale a few weeks ago.
Yard sales in winter ... they are the best! Hilarious! Also picked up three old bowling balls at the same sale to use for yard art. And some wonderful homemade pickle relish. You just never know what you are going to find at a sale. Green Grin! Green Grin!


Thumb of 2011-12-25/SongofJoy/a487c9


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
[Last edited by SongofJoy - Dec 25, 2011 1:32 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #194060 (13)
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Dec 25, 2011 2:59 PM CST
Hilarious! Lynn, I WAS thinking about a wooden shoe as I am 1/2 Dutch & of course am not ABOUT to actually WEAR a wooden shoe so now I have found what I can do with wooden shoes! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

When the house is built.....
One step at a time Sticking tongue out
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Irises Region: United States of America
Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina Lilies
Image
dahtzu
Dec 25, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Oboy, something else to find at yard sales.
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
Dec 25, 2011 3:41 PM CST
Hilarious!
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: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 25, 2011 3:42 PM CST
Ya know, I do just happen to have a pair of cowgirl boots that I just haven't been able to let go of....
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
Dec 25, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Perfect!!! Hurray! Thumbs up
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: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Dec 25, 2011 4:25 PM CST
Good idea Sheryl!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Dec 25, 2011 5:12 PM CST
And they already have manure ground in, so they should be great ...
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Using Old Shoes as Planters
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"