A planter, or not a planter, that IS the question!

April 25th, 2009 in member junk     
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This old iron fountain has been turned into a two tiered succulent garden on our back deck.
We have a standing joke at our house. If you leave it sitting around long enough, mom will plant it! This was my sons work boot that I asked him at least a dozen time to take home with him. He didnt and now its home to an asparagas fern!
Our old cement mixer sat in our side yard for 3 years after the motor died. I told my late husband that if he didnt get it gone, Id plant it! When he passed away, I did. I rolled it into the front yard, and now its a special little memorial to him!
This one is an old stump from a tree that fell over in a wind storm years ago. It now houses a small succulent garden.
My oldest son moved away and left this ugly thing behind. So...it now houses day lilies. :)
This old iron fountain has been turned into a two tiered succulent garden on our back deck.

This old iron fountain has been turned into a two tiered succulent garden on our back deck.


I thought it would be fun to share some of the unusual things we junkers tend to "plant"! Here are some of mine!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Writh
posted in: member junk, container, wood, plant holder, garden, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces

Comments (11)

doggbo writes: I love the cement mixer what a special display to have in your yard.You are sooo creative. Posted: 9:56 am on November 5th
suewhitney writes: Definitely planters! Love them all.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:53 pm on April 27th
CottageElements writes: Wow, that first one is just awesome! Love the old fountain as a planter, just beautiful! Looks like you also have an amazing view from your deck! Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 12:02 am on April 27th
JunkArchitect writes: I just built a planter but nothing compares to your old cement mixer…very cool.

Jim Posted: 11:14 pm on April 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Your junk has fabulous scenery oldnews! I too love your cement mixer memorial to your husband. And your son's old boot story is hilarious!

Thanks for sharing such a great post with us.
Candy Posted: 5:50 pm on April 26th
fellowjunker writes: Marie,
Firstly, I have to say that the view from your deck is amazing..you lucky girl!!!! I LOVE all your planters. I love junk and I love to garden so I am always looking for fun ways to incorporate my junk finds into my garden decor........you have done a fun and fabulous job!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:15 pm on April 26th
greencolleen writes: marie love your work! esp love the cement mixer. a friend of mine is giving me an old wringer washer today :) so it goes on back patio cause my puppy [shes 3 now] has a fasination with my planters. Posted: 12:02 pm on April 26th
greencolleen writes: marie love your work! esp love the cement mixer. a friend of mine is giving me an old wringer washer today :) so it goes on back patio cause my puppy [shes 3 now] has a fasination with my planters. Posted: 12:02 pm on April 26th
grannijo writes: Love all the planters!...thanks for sharing...if i would have planters in the grassy area of my home...the lawn mower (hubby) would eat them!....lol...I plant all things close to the house!....sharon Posted: 8:21 am on April 26th
ginnypaints writes: What great ideas. Why pay high prices for planters when all you have to do is look around in the lawn shed and the closet. I'm inspired to update my backyard garden. Thanks for sharing all these neat ideas

Ginny Posted: 6:22 am on April 26th
monakent writes: Marie - you are a hoot!!! Each planter has a story, which makes this group of photos extra fun to look at and read. I especially like the memorial to your late husband. I can only guess he looks down on the planter and smiles each and every day, being reminded of your love. The work boot is a fun story too. I can bet your son tells all his friends about it. Thanks for sharing your photos and your stories. These all are great ideas. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 1:44 am on April 26th
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