Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Bottomless Rusty Flower Bucket

Like I said earlier, I am loving having time in the afternoon to work in the yard. The temperatures are cooperating and time is on my side! For my container gardening this year, I am determined to reuse, recycle/upcycle, and hide all the plastic pots. I really love rusty containers and have been searching the junk stash for some cool containers. I created this hanging basket in a bottomless rusty bucket.
Yes, I said bottomless bucket. So how did I do that? I took the hanger off a used plastic hanging basket.

 I inserted the plastic pot in the bucket and used wires to tie the two containers together. The first plastic pot cracked as I squeezed it inside the metal bucket, so I got a second basket to fit.
 See, I told you, the bottom is gone out of the bucket.
 Next fill with potting soil and plant away! Verbena, Dusty Miller, Marigolds, Petunias, and Creeping Jenny are planted in the bucket.
 Next find a couple old springs to hang the bucket at desired heighth.
 Now step back and enjoy!
 I am going to fill the tray on chicken waterer with bird seed.
 I have several other rustic containers and bottomless buckets that are in need of liners, so the hunt is on to find the perfect pot to fit inside them. Have no fear though, I won't go to the store to buy a flower pot this year...No way, ain't gonna do it!

So what ya think about my junk container?

I love me some junk!

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