Creative and Unusual Containers For The Garden

How's this for a little winter cheer? Now is a great time to be planning the spring garden. I've been collecting ideas for creative garden containers wherever I go. See which ones are your favourites.
Please visit my blog for a whole bunch more:
Farm cart planter. I love it!
Old birdcages and succulents: the perfect arrangement!
Waterfall made from tiered raised bed ponds.
Skates and boots!
The classic window box makes a plain shed pop.
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  • Swetik Konfetik
    on Apr 2, 2015


  • Gabrielle Falk
    on Nov 22, 2015

    I absolutely love all the images you have shown. I have a beautiful bird cage (I have to say that I hate birds in cages - they should be flying free and without constriction - or at least in huge aviaries), that I found in a council clean-up. We have them 4 times a year in Parramatta (25 km's west of the city of Sydney). I get a strong and vigorous climber/vine, put a small stake in the ground that the vine can grow up & around that stake, and hence grow out the top of the bird cage. Looks beautiful when the vine just starts to tumble over the sides of the bird cage. I also look for wheelbarrows that might look past their 'prime'. Bring them home, put a few drainage holes in the bottom, then a few layers of newspaper, then a very good planting mixture, and plant appropriate plants for the wheelbarrows position. Never forget that you can wheel the 'barrow around to other sites in the garden if the weather gets too hot, cold etc.. Most w'barrows are not deep so you need to get hardy plants. From Gabrielle in Sydney (the other day we had a 45 degree temperature - prob. about 115 degrees F +/-. Too hot for the end of Spring. Dreading Summer.

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