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Unique Homes for Your Container Gardens

Save a few memories and the environment by giving old items new life in your landscape.

These worn work boots and children's leaky rain boots are now fun planters.

Convert an old colander into a planter for herbs and vegetables. Simply line it with sphagnum moss, fill with a well-drained potting mix and plant.

I just added a few extra holes to this leaky bucket to create one of my favorite containers and filled this old cracked bird bath with plants instead of water.

Recycle cookie, cracker, and popcorn tins into planters. I simply used a hammer and screwdriver to punch in some needed drainage holes.  

Try double potting ceramic, iron and other containers that lack drainage holes. Fill the bottom of the decorative container with stones.  Set a smaller pot with drainage holes inside on top of the pebbles. You'll be able to water the container thoroughly and pour out excess water as needed.

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