Planting in a bathtub
Hi! While I've been a member for years, this is my 1st posting.
THANKS for all the wonderful ideas!
Recently, I aquired a claw-foot tub that was a store display... it's fiberglass, though you'd never know it until you tried to pick it up! I also have a real cast iron claw-foot tub, so, I'd like to have them as His & Hers.
I'd like to make them into planters, but wondered what to fill them with - claw-foots are DEEP. Hate to add too much stone or dirt, any ideas?
I don't want to make them into water ponds.
I was hoping to use perenials - I have some Johnny Jump-ups, would they come back up next year? I'm outside Buffalo, NY, so we get pretty cold! Anything else that might stay hardy? I really don't want to plant them up completely every year, maybe just ADD a few annuals. Anything WHITE like bubbles?
When I set these out, it'll be under huge pine trees. I'd like to have them appear as being on "rugs" so that nothing grows under or directly around them, making mowing around them easier. Right now, being under the pines, the area is just sparce with weed growth anyway. Any suggestions?