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

Discussion in 'Flower Gardening' started by hummerbum, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. hummerbum

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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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    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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