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One of my favorite unique containers came in a most unexpected form…

My Favorite Unique Containers

My Favorite Unique Containers

Okay, what does an old, rusty pickup truck have to do with plants?

Unique Containers: Day 3 - A Rusty Bed

The bed of the pickup was filled with soil and potato plants.

Now, if that isn’t a unique container, then I don’t know what is.

I saw this bed of potatoes growing at the University of Tennessee garden last year.

I don’t think that the truck runs anymore, but it certainly functions as both garden art and a planter.

Tomorrow, I have two different unique planters to show you and both are planted on two wheels.

I am always looking for creative ways to display plants in my garden.

On two recent trips, one to North Carolina and the other to Amish country in Indiana, I saw some ‘beds’ of flowers that I thought were not only beautiful, but also very creative.

This first one I saw along the main street in Shipshewana, Indiana, which is a quaint town in Amish country.

beds of flowers

beds of flowers

I love how they painted the bed headboard and footboard of this old bed, don’t you?

Although this next one is not painted, I like the old rusted look of this head and footboard.

beds of flowers

This ‘bed’ of flowers was located in the old section of Asheville, North Carolina.

In the same area, I came upon a ‘tub’ of plants…

'Tub' of Plants

This tub was filled with kale, white violas and pansies.

I would love a ‘tub’ full of plants in my own garden.  Even an old washtub with drainage holes would work well, don’t you think?

Have you seen any creative planting containers like these?

I’d love to hear about them.


I apologize for being a bit late in posting this week.  Life has been awfully busy.  After giving a presentation on citrus care to a garden club Tuesday morning, I then headed to our local children’s hospital where my 13-month old nephew, Dean, had major surgery and one lobe of his right lung was removed.  He is at our local children’s hospital and is doing well and they are doing their best to manage his pain.

We all went to visit him today and it was nice to see that he recognized us even though he was pretty ‘loopy’ on all of his pain meds.  We are hopeful that he will be able to go home by Monday.

Today, I am going up to one of my favorite places – Rio Verde, where I have 3 consults scheduled.

After this week, I am thankful that I have nothing more scheduled this weekend besides church 🙂

I hope you are all having a great week!    

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