Friday, May 13, 2011
i have a plethera of pots and planters in the garden. some from the nursery. some from garage sales and thrifts stores. and some from my neighbor's trash. but my favorites are the ones that have come from the recycling bin, debris piles, and even from the woods. simple yet beautiful, i thought i would share with you a few of my favorite ways to re-purpose objects into unique vessels for some of your favorite plants.
last year a neighbor was having a tree cut down. as they piled up what had been cut i spied the hollowed out logs and made a bee line for them with my wagon. the arborists thought i was a bit nuts, but hey i was lightening their load and bringing a touch of the woods right into my backyard. i have many of them scattered around full of coleus, elephants ears, begonias, succulents and herbs.
instead of throwing this olive oil tin in the recycling bin i planted it with sage. i like the pop of color it brings into the garden.
i love succulents. i have quite a collection of them. i am always drooling over the concrete planters displayed at the nursery full of all different kinds of succulents. i found this cinder block at a friends house who was looking to get rid of a large pile. it makes a great container for the heat and dry loving plants.
even bricks make a beautiful planter for succulents. i found these in a debris pile at our csa farm.
old wooden crates make great planters. i am using mine as salad boxes. they are transportable allowing me to move them around to follow the sun.
so look around, keep your eye out and remember one man's trash is another gardener's treasure.
Posted by amy at 12:46 PM