Vintage Red Flyer Wagon - Planter With Succulent Plants


I love my little red wagon! I picked it up for super cheap at an out of the way Antique store! What better way to use it than turn it into a planter for my ever growing collection of succulents. I love that it is moveable so I can move it out the scorching sun on these 100+ degree days.

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3 questions
  • Cindy
    on Mar 16, 2016

    Did you put drain holes in the bottom of the wagon or just use rocks for drainage?

    • Irene G
      on Mar 16, 2016

      I tried. My bit would not do it. I put about 4 in. Of small rocks on the bottom.. I was concerned with drainage. I kept it on the dry side and when it rained I drained it or covered it with a tarp.The metal became rusty and the succulents grew like crazy they grew so much I had to take most of them out and start over.

  • Fay Schinck
    on Apr 18, 2016

    What did you use for soil in the wagon for the plants? Potting soil? Dirt? Thanks so much love the idea.

  • Rjg8076047
    on Jul 9, 2016

    Did you spray it with something to keep it from rusting down to nothing? I have one but don't want it to rust to bits.

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  • Carol
    on Sep 18, 2014

    I did this several years ago, it is heaping over with hen and chicks now.

  • Sharlene clair
    on Apr 26, 2015

    I found a rusted wagon being tossed out with a hole in it!! Just repainted with some rust oleum, wheels and all. Here it is.

    , Fairy garden moveable winterized in garage
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