Friday, July 8, 2011

DIY + Recycling + Gardening = Fun Container Gardens!

I've got a very small yard, so I'm always looking for cute and clever DIY ideas for container gardening. Here are some fabulous ideas I found while scouring the internet.

Try nailing your kids outgrown rubber rain boots to your wooden fence, then plant with some hearty marigolds or other colorful flowers.  As if rain boots weren't cute enough on their own!

Hanging baskets are always great when you have limited space.  And this lovely hanging planter is made from recycled wood which is always a good thing.  Perfect for apartments and those with limited space.  And if you aren't handy enough to make something like this, you can buy it on Etsy.

Galvanized buckets and tubs are always fabulous for planting flowers and vegetable gardens.  We planted our tomatoes in a large tub much like the one above this summer, and I can't wait for fresh tomatoes to be ripe and ready for my summer salads!

Another great find on Etsy is this adorable recycled vintage planter. If you are crafty, any old wrought iron planter can be spray painted to a color that works with your garden theme. And if not, you can buy this one and fill it with lovely potted plants and flowers!

I hope this gives you some fun summer container gardening inspiration!!

Happy gardening!


Hand Painted Petals said...

An awesome post with terrific, creative and eco-friendly ideas! Very cool, Sandie - -makes me want to go plant flowers right NOW even tho it's 100* plus... but they're soooo pretty!

Love it!

Heather Leavers said...

I love the wellie boots, very cute. wish they'd had pretty boots when I was a child, mine were always boring black.

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Hi :)
I'm so happy you like my kids' gum boot planter photo and thought I would share the link to my original photo & post :) Rosina

James Mann said...

I really like the rubber boots on the wooden fence. Looks like something my mom would have done when I was a kid.