Gardening with Junk

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!

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I am a mother, wife, and artist. My true passions are art,environmental awareness, and gardening. I have an Etsy shop where you can find my products are all designed and created by me,help of my computer program, and my 3D printer creating a one of a kind design for your home or office.I am inspired by nature every day and being blessed by living near the ocean gives me the opportunity to find inspiration to bring into my shop and my blog posts.I try to be creative in my designs and I love sharing tips and new ideas in my blogs.

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