Tuesday, June 12, 2007

~container gardening~

Manuela of The Feathered Nest had a great post recently about repurposing containers for plants. Well, one of the ideas was perfect for this old rusty bread tin that's been kicking around for a few years in my basement. I filled it with some lobelia, dianthus, and impatiens...
I also dug out an old aluminum pot...
A watering can, behind which is the kitten's new napping spot. (Still trying to come up with a name for her.)
And an old wicker plant stand...


27 comments:

  1. That rusty bread tin looks like something in a gardening magazine! You did a beautiful job combining colors and textures. Love the old pot too - we all have one of those (I have more than one LOL)! It all looks really lovely!

    Manuela

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  2. I love the bread tin planter!! What lovely flowers, they must make you smile each time you go outdoors. :)

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  3. The flowers look beautiful in those creative planters. They add a touch of fun.

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  4. Love "the kitten". When we adopted out last kitten, a stray, we couldn't think of a name so called her "the kitten" till we could think of one. Three years later, her name is officially
    "The Kitten". Think that might be where you are headed. Oh btw, she is adorable.

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  5. I love all your planrings! Isn't it fun to come up with new ideas? Great job!

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  6. Very cool! I love the bread tin.

    I love NC also. I was born and raised here.
    Blessigns

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  7. anclbjrsYou have chosen beautifully. What a delight!

    Blessings and bliss

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  8. betty r4:48 PM

    Love your flowers in your unique containers...so very fun! I have an old ballot box and an ash bucket that I use for flowers.
    i just recently came across your blog and love it...still reading back on your older posts.

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  9. Loving the recylced containers for plants. I've got some outside in a old colander, and an old mop bucket !

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  10. Beautiful flowers - you definitely have a green thumb

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  11. Debbie, I love your bread box planter !!!! Clarice

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  12. Hi Debbie! When you have time look at my yesterday post~ I have flowers in a old rusty flour sifter...You know how much I love EVERYTHING YOU DO! I just love the bread tin...well, I love it all! And the wicker planter~ I have one just like it. It's an exact match! I have a name for your kitten~ "Izzy"...that's what I would name my next pet if I were to get one...but, my husband said no! Love it all Debbie!!

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  13. Lovely, lovely. All of them. Nancy

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  14. Everything is beautiful! I especially liked your watering can filled with flowers as I'm a collector of antique ones. I have four in a row going down the front porch steps with flowers in each of them. You take wonderful pictures of your treasures.

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  15. Gorgeous! The freshness of the flowers and the antiquity of the *re-purposed* containers just compliment each other beautifully. You have a wonderful eye for color combinations.

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  16. I love this idea for your bread tin! I have one that looks similar, but it has handles. I keep disposable plates, utensils, and cups in mine, but I like your idea better.

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  17. Those are darling ideas! Love it!!

    JEnn

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  18. I just came across your blog...loving it...and loving what you've done with your treasures...the bread box as a planter is perfect...as are the other items...NOW...for the real reason I blogged...your kitten...is precious...I think the name "Buttons" would be appropriate as I think after reading your post about finding the tin and your button collection...maybe that name would work...or I loved how Miss Eagle signed her comment..."Blessings" or "Bliss" (sweet names, too)...seems I have a theme going with "B" words...anyhoo...just my 2 cents worth...love your blog!!

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  19. Hi Deb, thanks for the good wishes for my dad. I really appreciate them. Your bags up top are really pretty and I love the tin down below. I've collected three of the "bumpy" ones like that for my sewing room. I wish they'd come filled with buttons like yours! LOL!
    Your container gardens look really nice. I have an old metal picnic basket that is similar and it's a little rusty. Maybe I'll borrow your idea and plant something to set inside of it. I have a small herb garden that I've planted inside old pots and the like and set on some old porch steps that a neighbor was giving away. Once again...we like so many of the same things. It's nice to have found such a kindred blog pal. Thanks for dropping by.

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  20. Oh! Such great and beautiful ideas! The contrast of the colours looks great and refreshing :)
    I also use other objects for my flowers, and my hubby says: "it is not made for flowers, you can`t do that". Of course i can, who says that i can`t? See Deb., we both think outside "the box" :)

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  21. Oh Debbie I love it! especially the bread tin looks fabulous!Carol xox

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  22. Beautiful flowers, Deb!

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  23. I just popped by again to look at those beautiful pictures of yours, and also wish you a lovely weekend!
    I enjoy blogging with you and you always make me smile with sweet messages, thanks!
    Aina

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  24. Oh, those are all so beautiful! It makes me want to start rummaging through my stuff to find some things to plant flowers in. Your color selections are great, too, by the way. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. I love this post!!! I have several tin bread boxes and picnic baskets that used to belong to my MIL. I just could not find the right spot for them. Making planters out of them is a great idea!! So glad I came across your blog! :)

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  26. Beautiful pictures, great inspirations!! Thanks!
    Just wondering... my containers never end up looking very good; is there a secret to keeping them looking so gorgeous??

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  27. These are just gorgeous!!!!
    Angie

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