Container Gardening …
…………I can’t wait to get out there!
Container gardening is still one of my favorites. There is just simply no end to what can be done with something that has a hole in the top or something you can cut a hole into the top.
While gathering some new ideas for our early spring I came across some of the funnest ideas ever!
- Brightly colored purses hanging in a row stuffed with potting soil and shade loving plants. (HGTV – a personal favorite go-to for fun innovative ideas) http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/stunning-low-budget-container-gardens/pictures/index.html
- Colorful plastic buckets grouped together on a walking path. Sun loving plants or shade lovers as well. Depends on what your path is like.
- Old dented and leaking watering cans painted and potted with your favorites
- More galvanized treasures, tall and short, old and new; potted and placed on the side of a garage.
- Boots and shoes of all shapes and sizes. Stick a geranium in them and…voila!
- Benches with bushel baskets and asparagus fern.
- Mix and matched baskets
- …and even old travel bags
- If you have an old picnic table, dress it up with plastic pitchers and tumblers. I bet you can find an old picnic basket at a thrift store.
- Teapots and mugs with ferns, wandering jew, and impatiens atop a round cast iron table adds whimsy to a tired corner.
- Drawers and an old nightstand. Paint a wonderfully bright chartreuse and fill with large leafed shade lovers! Adorable!
If you run out of ideas and have explored HGTV for hours, just visit a thrift store, wander around and pick up anything you can stick a plant in. Look for interesting shapes, sizes, and colors. If you want a particular look or theme, gather like items. If you’re more eclectic in style choose items that don’t match but complement one another.