Kid Stuff—Recycled Planting Containers

It’s fun to see how many types of containers can be used for planting.  Just look around your home and you’ll get some great ideas.  In the pictures above we used cans, baskets, plastic buckets, a clam shell and even other plants (pumpkins)!  Other things I’ve noticed:  old boots, wheelbarrows, stones and bricks, tree stumps or pieces of driftwood, wooden crates, teapots, etc…. Just use your imagination and suddenly everywhere you look planting containers start to materialize.  In my toothbrush holder I could put some ivy, in that wooden doll chair I might plant oregano and how about a Japanese Maple in the old bathtub?  It would be a fun scavenger hunt to let the kids discover some new and unusual planting containers for themselves.  Just keep in mind the size and shape of the plants to be used.  A petunia wouldn’t be happy in a tuna can, but maybe a tiny groundcover would flourish.  Add some drainage holes and enjoy your inexpensive and innovative planting pots!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s