A few more from the weekend junquing trip

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Metal cut out shape to hang up...
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    Stacking cups to keep in truck for our trips..
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    Rusty, heavy metal hopper. It will be scrubbed of rust, hung on the outside wall and planted with Sedum
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    Okay, another thing I really like are wooden boxes and bowls....that's two more things I know. Have no idea yet but they also will be the perfect thing someday.
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Our phone company was playing with the FIOS lines in the alley, knocking me offline and I could not get these last two photos into the previous post so sorry for the double posting.

    Old strainers are perfect for holding peanuts for the birds and squirrels.
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    I have an old strainer like that, but I can't bear the thought of using it outdoors, its still getting good old fashioned use in the kitchen. :)
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    How large is the metal cutout Toni? It looks to be a decent size :flower:
    I like the 'zip-cup', interesting.
     



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    Cool finds, Toni. I got one of those old metal strainers this winter. I want to make a planter of it, and looked on Pinterest.com for ideas. It will have to be an outdoor planter since they are rather leaky.

    I have a stainless steel one for food, and don't care to use aluminum for food. It will make a nice planter. I have some creeping sedum, but was trying to think what else to plant in it. I want to use some old boots for planters too this spring.
     
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    Those cups are great. We used similar ones when we go away for days out. I love using strainers for planters as they look really attractive in the garden after I take the handles off. I never thought to use them for peanuts though - maybe I will if I find another.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Frank, the metal cutout is 10 inches tall and 13 inches wide. It has rings on the two top sunflowers for adding a chain for hanging, but I think I will use wire to mount it to a trellis out front so it doesn't bang around in the wind.

    That strainer is too rusty to use for food :( I guess I have to buy myself a new one for that. It is the 4th one I have for holding peanuts for the Blue jays, rain drains right through so the nuts don't rot. Like the Blue Jays don't empty the containers out almost before I get back inside from filling them. :rolleyes:

    AA, I tried old boots as containers a couple of years ago but our weather is just too dry, couldn't keep them watered enough to keep the plants alive.
     

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