Help with milk can. What can I plant in it?

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    This is what you need to do with that milk can if you haven't already planted it and forgot to tell us and show us photos. ;)
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    Idea for MG's milkcan planter ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )
     
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    That looks so cool! Great find Toni!
    Yes Jane... what did you ever do with your milk can?
     
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    Well, thanks to the drought, the white rose is still in a large pot, awaiting transplanting this fall. I couldn't find Baby's Breath or alyssum, so I haven't planted it yet. The can awaits . . . .
    Does this mean I'm persona non grata at the Stew?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    No, it just means you have unfinished projects like the rest of us. ;)
     
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    Hey marlingardener, You could spray insulating foam into the container to protect the roots from the heat. Just lay it on its side and spray into it while it is laying down so the foam stays fairly uniform on the side of the can. That stuff for insulating windows sticks to anything, I'm sure it will stick to the side of the can, also. It only needs to be about an inch or so thick. then you would have plenty of room for some soil too.
     
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    Carolyn,
    Good idea! I was holding off on planting because I have so much else to care for and haul water to, but when I plant this fall, I'll try some of the insulation.
    The intended spot is in partial shade, but a little extra protection will help.
     
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    Good evening, reading all those good ideas for the 'milk can' I thought I would pass on some of the ideas I have used for broken plant pots,loved those photos by the way!
    I never throw away broken pots, I have several around the garden doing different things, if they are absolutely' had it 'I smash them smaller and place in base of other pots to help the drainage and also adds ballast for some top heavy ones.

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    piglet is very happy there ( photo / image / picture from chocolate's Garden )
     
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    Those look great Chocolate! I only have one broken pot, because well... I mostly just buy the plastic ones. But here's the one that broke due to a good freeze this past winter.



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    busted pot ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     

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