Gardening with Junk
Plants and junk containers sometimes seem as though they were made for each other. A few junk containers gradually let loose among other pots or partly hidden in a bed can help to enhance your garden without major upheavel. The hunt for a piece of junk with planter potential can bring an enjoyable new aspect to gardening.
6 household items you can repurpose as junk plant pots
- Colanders. Colanders are not only useful for draining: they are great used as alternative hanging flower pots. …
- Tin cans. Instead of placing empty cans in the recycling bin, give them a new purpose with a simple upgrade.
- Tea pots
- Muffin tins
- An old sink
- Plastic bottles
Barrels, old buckets, pots, drums and tubs can all be used providing drainage holes are present. As a designer I like to think that pots should look good too and if you are gardening on a small balcony or small patio.
The trick is to create a beautiful effect in a limited area to get the most out of your junk container. Select a plant that highlights the strength of the pot and creates a balance when placed. Such as primrose brings a splash of color to the garden in early spring. In addition try to match the color of the flower or foliage with the color of the junk container to create a simplicity vibe.
Have you made any junk containers? If so please share in the comments!