What kind of containers do you have planted in your garden?

 
Are they terra-cotta, glazed or plastic?  
 
Do you have any unique containers?
 
I like seeing plants that have been planted in unusual containers.  So this week, I will be sharing with you some of my favorites that I have seen on my travels throughout the United States.
 
Today’s unique container comes from Tennessee.
 
 
Have you ever seen a trash can used as a container for plants?
 
On a visit to the University of Tennessee Gardens, I visited their wonderful kitchen garden, which was filled with surprises and I came away inspired.
 
You can read more about my visit to these gardens and see some more pictures of these ‘trashy’ containers, here.
 
See you again tomorrow, when I’ll show you another unique planter that has 4 sets of tires.
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. Cindy Rucker
    Cindy Rucker says:

    The trashcan containers look neat, but wouldn't be of any use here in the desert. The soil and roots would get too hot in our 110 degree days. Lovely idea though for late fall through early spring plantings.

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