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Jul 20, 2011 11:48 AM CST
|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!
Photo posted by Valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 11:55 AM CST
|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.|
Jul 20, 2011 12:20 PM CST
|Lynn- does that live outside?|
Jul 20, 2011 12:35 PM CST
|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. Now he checks with me before tossing.
Jul 20, 2011 12:38 PM CST
|That's wonderful! I love the hippo too!|
Jul 20, 2011 12:42 PM CST
|I find those at yard sales for 5-25¢. It makes me smile because it looks like it's grazing in the plant jungle. : )|
Jul 20, 2011 12:56 PM CST
This is an acrylic tissue box cover ... used more as a plant "cozy" to protect plants in cold weather and help speed growth.
I garden for the pollinators.
Jul 20, 2011 1:06 PM CST
|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.
Jul 20, 2011 1:28 PM CST
|Yes, several things you could do with that ... and inexpensive too. |
I garden for the pollinators.
Jul 20, 2011 1:39 PM CST
|Well how about this one for unusual? |
Jul 20, 2011 1:40 PM CST
Jul 20, 2011 1:41 PM CST
|I am sure Charleen has some unusual containers to show us.|
Jul 20, 2011 2:10 PM CST
My Blog: Fall/Winter 2011 Veggie Garden
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Jul 20, 2011 2:11 PM CST
|Very cool! |
Show off, Charleen!!
Jul 20, 2011 2:21 PM CST
|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.
Jul 20, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Old tool box made of wood. Has semps in it.
Now, see what a few weeks and rain will get you!!!!!
This old metal container has no bottom I put it over my Banana tree.
Old wheel barrows
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?
Jul 22, 2011 12:29 AM CST
|Ohhhh- lets start a new thread for that!|
Jul 22, 2011 12:42 AM CST
|LOL Trish, you caught me. What are you doing up so late? I thought I would just slip that in, but you caught me.|
Jul 22, 2011 4:59 AM CST
|Here you go Debbie. Just for you. Overwintering Containers Indoors. The thread "Pests and Over Wintering Containers Indoors" in Containers forum|