Anything can be a planter and in my garden you will find proof of that. I love to find galvanized tubs and buckets and even enamel ware pots to use for my plants. I have used wicker and bushel baskets. If I find something interesting I will use it as a pot or a planter.
There are so many unique ways to make your garden your own. I find many ways to pot up my finds and this weekend I was lucky enough to find 2 new containers for my fall decorating. AND it only cost me 50 cents! The greatest thing is that they are not pots and they do not even belong in the garden…at least not until now!The wire basket was a quarter and it was already orange. I knew right away what I was going to do with it. My hubby was like “what are you going to do with that?” I said “it is for the fall display”. He just goes along with whatever because he knows after 18 years that it is best just to help and not question…
The next garage sale I found the neatest wire silverware or utensil holder. I could not resist it either for a quarter and even my husband said it looked cool. Little did he know that it was not for the house but for another idea that popped into my head when I saw it.Isn’t it cool looking? I went hunting in my craft room and got some more burlap and cut it to fit the trays. I was getting excited to see what it would look like.
I had bought 3- 4″ cabbage plants to use in a planter so I already had the idea of what I wanted to do but sometimes in life we walk right into the perfect solution.
My hubby really liked the way it turned out. When my husband says he likes something, I know he really means it. Then as I am working outside this afternoon, a neighbor stopped by and chatted with me about how she really loves the way I make my yard looks so homey and cute. Thinking outside the box for your garden can be as simple as a wire trashcan. Your garden, your yard, and your home should reflect who you are and what you love. If you love color, use it. Whatever makes your heart sing is what you do.