In an earlier post, I mentioned that my in-laws gave me some UNIQUE containers for the garden for Christmas.
My Christmas wish list included: galvanized containers to grow plants in.
I added the disclaimer that it was alright if they were previously used and even fine if they had holes because I would drill holes for drainage if they didn't anyway.
I got a lot of lovely, new, girly, fun stuff from them for Christmas.
And, I got some items they recovered from a cousin's farm metal scrap pile to use as garden containers.
We believe this is an old hog feeder.
I can plant trailing flowers in the top and plant something around the bottom.
Sorry for the view of my current compost pile in the back ground. This is a real garden.
Neither of these have holes. I'll need to drill holes in the bottom of the coffee pot (isn't it cute?)
I don't know what the other piece is from. It's fairly shallow so it might work well for some succulents and I'll skip drainage holes for it as it's rather thick. Don't want to try to drill through it. I'll just tip it after watering so excess water can escape.
This (according to my wonderful husband) is HEAVY. Obviously, it came off something much bigger. It will make a great pedestal for a bird bath or container with plants.
This is a classic cream can with a rust patina and drainage already provided.
Oh, the fun of planning new container plantings and finding the perfect place for these treasures in the garden.
I've been told the cousin's farm metal scrap pile has more container possibilities. Perhaps there will be a scavenger hunt there in the future (after winter, when it's warmer).
My in-laws (and the cousin whose farm they were from) had a ball looking for these pieces.
This post is property of http://gardenonsherlockstreet.blogspot.com/