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Junky Container Gardens

Posted by luvs2click 5 Ohio (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 14 at 9:01

Here's a few junky container gardens & a toolbox I made for this weekend's garden fair. I love searching garage sales & flea markets for the containers and the junk to put in them. Lots more pictures of all the planters at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: fairy gardens, junk planters, toolboxes, etc.


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Oh gosh, I love all of them. But I think my favorite is the toolbox. Hard to choose though. They are wonderful. Love love them.


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Those are adorable! Very creative!


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 15:00

How do you line those? Or, don't you do anything to get rid of the moisture?


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That insulator's not junk-it's a collectible.


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I sure am glad I'm not going to your plant fair!!! I would NOT be able to pick a favorite they are all way too cute. What an imagination! LOVE them all. Good luck, you shouldn't have to bring any home as cute as they are.


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Thanks all - its a labor of love. The first 50 or so are fun, anyway....ha!
Jim - no need to line - I just put holes in the bottom - they are meant for outside. Plants are all perennial - they can sit out all winter and grow again next year. I suggest taking the junk out for the winter tho to prolong its life. Eventually they will rust out - but it will be a long time.
Deeby - the insulator isn't anything special - it's chipped up and not in too good of shape. I think I only paid $1 for it. I don't pay much for any of it - even the pans, I try to keep them under $5 each, mostly $1-$3 range. The thrill of the hunt......


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LOVE!


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OK, I thought maybe you didn't know what an insulator is. I had a dear friend who would walk railroad tracks picking up insulators. She had a wonderful collection-even one that looked like opal.


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So fun and creative!
I too love the tool box, but the dish pan ones with the dishes are very nice too.
Kathy


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So pretty and inventive!!!


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I did not need to see these! Oh my goodness, they are adorable.
I guess I'll have to get out my junk this weekend, LOL
Thanx for the post
Carmen


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Way to junk and joy!!


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Oh wow they are awesome!!!


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Love them all but toolbox with rusty tools takes the prize!! Jan


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OK...NOW you've done it! I have never seen anything like those, and I'm totally in love! Each one is sweeter than
the one before! Like I NEEDED a new reason to collect "junk"! But, you're much more creative than I am...maybe I could just come to your sale???


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SOOOOOO cute. I am trying to talk my DH out of an old tool box. Love the addition of the wrenches. PERFECT. I think I have that first roaster pan you show. I dump shopped it and it is a good planting size. Your plate and insulator bird spoon additions really make it perfect. I might be able to find a few of those things too. Succulents are so perfect for these containers. I have many varieties growing I can just pinch a few here and there to fill that tool box I have my eye on. LOL


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I too LOVE the Tool Box. Great work.
I have many varieties too growing
I can just pinch a few here and there
to fill that tool box I have my eye on.
LOL


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I love your container gardens. I can't seem to pick just one. They are all very nice.


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