Show Off Your Very Unusual Containers..Sinks, Toilets, etc!

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  1. hummerbum

    hummerbum In Flower

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    Wow....I haven't been on here for a while...but I see that you all are still entering your unusual containers...keep growing!!!
     
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    This is amazing! I was thinking this morning why don't I leave the old bed in my backyard and decorate it with some colorful flowers. Maybe the result will be something beautiful... What you think?
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Aimee. This is a great, friendly forum. I've always wanted a 'bed garden' so I would say 'go for it'! Just be sure to post some pictures of it. We all love pictures!
     
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    Welcome Aimee!!! That's why I started this thread...I love seeing what people come up with. I can't wait to see what you do with that bed!!! Thank you for finding us!!!
     
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    Hi everyone.....here are more containers the old fashioned way!!!
    New use for old tires!! (Tomato and pepper planters) As most of you know, i live in an upstairs apt with no balcony, so I decided to make my own little escape yesterday.

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    My mom had one of these in the middle of her yard. I always loved it so I got my hubby to build me one. I must have been feeling patriotic when I chose the colors to paint it. My mom always planted petunias in hers every year and they did great, bloomed all summer. I have did that too but they don't do as well. She was in Minnesota & I am in New Mexico. I would love some suggestions for flowers that might do better. It gets full sun all day. pails1.jpg
     
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    Oh and by the way, everything that wasn't in the tires, were stolen 2 days later....even the planter stand
     
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    These are awesome...sewNsow..I love the wheelbarrow planter!! The pot is gorgeous also!!
    Come everyone I know there will be some goodies this year!!!
     
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    It seems like anything can be turned into a pot.:D
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Vinyl-coated wire basket from a freezer, lined with landscape fabric. Since it wasn't wide enough to line this with 1 piece, there's cool "pockets" around the outside, about halfway up. Serendipitous, I can't plan that well. LOL! As plants yield more material for cuttings, will stick stems into more of the pockets.

    The plants look a little tired & chlorotic, which is exactly why they were given a new pot & fresh soil.
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    Wire thingie, maybe a wine rack, which happens to have a cool handle that makes it easy to hang. I noticed a little plastic pot fits right into it, filled that with some soil & cuttings. It had other plants last year but I forgot it while there was a frost & they died. This should grow to much larger inhabitants as the season progresses.
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    Simple wood tray (with about 100 drill holes in the inner bottom surface so it can't fill with water) with legs, mini garden. To the right is a wire thing lined with window screen.
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    An update on 1st pot from my last post:
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    The back:
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    This "planter" started its' life as a wall sconce light, hung with steel wire, and a scratched frying pan (with actual holes added), also hanging with steel wire.
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    A look into the frying pan:
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    Wire thingie my husband said I "stole" from him. LOL!
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    Fry basket? The sides and bottom are full of holes that are just the right size to stick stems of various plants through.
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    I guess husband isn't too upset about the wire thing. He made me a "cement towel" planter. I'm working on a more appropriate insert...
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    This is kind of weird, even to me, but I made this Epiphyllum "cage." I thought it would hang, but it already weighs more than 15 pounds. The hooks I put at the top are not strong enough, will have to finagle something else if this is going to hang somewhere.
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    The legs rusted off of this grill, a perfect planter, already has great holes in the bottom.
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    The lid too, just not as deep.
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    Conventional clay pots hung in an unconventional way.
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    An update on this wire planter put together in fall 2015:
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    Now that's what i call unusual containers. A cricket basket...no wonder your hubby was upset...that was for fishing...lol. Everything was so cool. I see you do love your succulents. Then again they are the best things for shallow UNUSUAL containers aren't they!!
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Yes, now that you say that, that's what he said the wire thing was for, crickets. I'm getting way more use out of it! LOL! TY so much for the kind words.
     
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