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Vivid Tea Kettle

Vivid Tea Kettle Garden Planting Container

Vivid Tea Kettle

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If you can find a tea kettle with a handle they look mighty sweet hanging on garden posts, decks, and fences. Plant flowers of the opposite side of the color wheel as the teapot’s color.  This makes a BOLD visual statement in a flower garden.



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Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce.  Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose.  Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.

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Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

Oh Husband I Need Your Jeans Recycling Jeans in the Garden as Planter

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans

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When your husbands work jeans have seen better days – give them a new use for a season.

Oh, Husband. I Need Your Jeans
Directions
• Stuff the legs of the pants with plastic grocery bags
• Stick containers into the waistband (two are shown)

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Couldn’t get any easier…but it is so stinkin’ cute. Be prepared for plenty of compliments.



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Garden Bicycle Planter

Garden Bicycle Planter

Garden Bicycle Planter

Garden bicycle planter with planted with an assortment of flowers on an old bike, Paint a wooden sign and wire it to the frame of the bike for visual interest.
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Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

 

Purchase the largest geraniums that you can find and mix them with trailing ivy to fill an entire wheelbarrow for a grand entrance – it is the go big or go home wheelbarrow planter.

Go Big or Go Home Wheelbarrow Planter

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Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

Take Some Thyme to Dilly Dally in My Garden

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All my herbs planted in a small portable container. Make cute signs for your planters by painting extra large craft sticks and 1 paint stick in an assortment of bright colors.  Attach large craft sticks to paint stick with Waterproof Sticky Ass Glue .  Add a cute saying and spray design with Thompsons Water Seal Multi-Surface Waterproofer clear spray.

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Just Humming Along Wagon

Just Humming Along Flower Garden Planter - Feeding garden stations on wheels are so it is easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

Just Humming Along Wagon

Repurpose an old wagon into a hummingbird fiesta.


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Paint the wagon a bright, vivid red coloring to attract hummingbirds and add flowers that hummingbirds enjoy. Don’t know what to plant? Here are some ideas to get you started 10 flowers to plant.

Feeding garden stations on wheels are so easy to pull into the garage in cases of frost. Go ahead plant your flowers in early spring and wheel them in at night.

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Flower Pot Chair

Flower Pot Chair - Garden Flower Pot Planter

Flower Pot Chair
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Simplicity.  Bold, bright and blue painted flower pot chair paired with striking white and pink geraniums annuals in the very pot they were purchased in.  Simple way to add character to a plain porch.




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Strange Finds

Strange Finds To Recycle for Flower Containers

Now don’t laugh, but last year the neighbor lady asked if I knew what this “certain” red pot that I had sitting on my deck was. I said nope, I got it free at a yard sale and it was perfect for what I needed to plant. Small pot, perfect for a little arrangement….anyone? Give up? It is an old enamel pee pot – strange finds.

 



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Wash Tub Planter

Wash Tub Planter

Wash Tub Planter

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Wash day?  Nah, planting day.  The old wash board adds extra visual interest to the wash tub planter.  Planted with yellow daisies, trailing vines, coleus and brightly colored pansies.  This space has light shade and all the plants are tolerant of shade.

If you plant coleus, remember they make excellent and hearty houseplants if you need to take them in for winter.

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Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Have a wheelbarrow with a hole in it? Give it a second life as an old wheelbarrow planter!

 

If the hole is too large, just place a piece of metal over the hole and cover the bottom with plastic. Fill with dirt and get planting.

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Antique Metal Tubs with Handles

Antique Metal Tubs with Handles

Antique Metal Tubs with Handles

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Antique metal tubs with handles add visual appeal to any yard, deck or patio. Their size is perfect for being able to plant and grow a vast amount in the tubs. The handles make an easy way for two people to carry the containers into the garage to avoid frost extending the growing season.

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Hen and Chick Boot Planter

Hen and Chick Boot Planter

Hen and Chick Boot Planter

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Looking for a way to spruce up your entryway and welcome guests? Want to add some interest to an outdoor patio table? This hen and chick boot planter is the way to go.

Fill the boots with a little gravel on the bottom and potting soil.

You do not need to fill your boot completely, remember the mother “hen” plant with take care of adding more “chicks” throughout the growing season.

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If the Shoe Fits Plant It

If the Shoe Fits Plant It


As the sign says “If the shoe fits plant it.”

 

Recycling at it’s finest. There is no need to go out and purchase expensive pots for you plants.

Start with a vision and shape it into a work of art. This pair of wooden clogs found a new use.

Can I add they are mighty cute!

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Vertical Planters

Vertical Planters

Low on space?  Vertical planters for gardening is the solution.  Grow strawberries, tomatoes,pepper, cucumbers and herbs in these vertical planters.

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