Tuesday, September 2, 2008

" If It Holds Dirt "



If it holds dirt, it holds flowers.

I just cannot help myself. It is in my blood.
Everything I look at anymore while going to
flea markets, antique shops, yard sales or shopping
of any kind I always look and ask myself, "Can I put
flowers in it"?
My family throws nothing away unless they ask me first
if I want it to put flowers in.
Anything that can hold dirt is a potential flower
container.
Makes no difference what it may be. Is it broken?
Does it have holes in it? They still have the possibility
to be turned into a unusual or great flower container.
It seems that I am not alone in this phenomenon since
the new fad or craze in gardening decor is whimsical or
junk gardening.
Here are a few of the containers around my home
that all hold dirt.




The lid broke on the old mailbox but.......



The old grill got small holes in the bottom......



Old coffee pot......



The birdbath was too slick for the birds liking......



An old chair makes great planters......



An old plow.....



The pedestal is broken off but it still holds dirt.....



A teapot.....



A tool carrier.......



A foot tub......



A bucket.......




A basket......

They all hold dirt.....

9 comments:

cindee said...

I love all your "planters" They are all very creative and fun(-:

Beth said...

I'm always on the hunt for inventive planters - I like what you've done with these - especially the mailbox. Flea markets are the perfect place to find inexpensive objects to add interest to the garden.

Barbarapc said...

Such wonderful wimsy. Adds charm and personality to your garden.

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Lona~
You have a great knack for container gardening, I just love the mailbox planter. Looks like a beautiful piece of property you have.
Good evening~
Karrita

Connie said...

Wonderful containers! I, too, am always on the lookout for new garden containers....especially anything shabby or vintage.
I have enjoyed a browse on your blog. Since you are interested in starting flowers from seed, you should check out wintersowing. It works great, especially for perennials.
www.wintersown.org

tina said...

That is great! Everything you find you see flowers in it and you do put flowers in some neat things too. Everything I find I say, "Can it go in the garden?" I love the containers you have.

nefaeria said...

Great ideas! I especially love your plow, chair, tool box, and bucket :)

Laurel

flowergardengirl.com said...

You have a great eye for color and making it look as though it was always meant for that particular plant. And your blog is very tastefully done.

ginger said...

You really know how to use a container! All look beautiful! Layanee at Ledge and GArdens
http://ledgeandgardens.typepad.com/