Every year I use more and more things that are not pots to plant in. Honestly, I like that. I have a large collection of pots, but I prefer non-pots, because I think they are just more interesting. And every year I "up the ante" a little bit and use things that are a little more out there, just because I like the way it looks and I like how interesting it is to do so. Honestly, I never think twice about it and I'm pretty sure no one notices. But this year, my daughter noticed. She noticed this:
|Our old kitchen sink|
Back to my story, though; my daughter had come out and had seen the sink and she said "Really, mommy? You are SO weird!". And that's ok with me. It's a badge I will wear proudly. But after she said it, I realized that I have quite a few things being used as plant pots that are not--and I thought I'd share.
Chairs are my favorite. I love chairs. Many years ago I purchased a set of 4 children's chairs off of Ebay. I gave one to my mother and promptly hung three of them on the wall. They go with me wherever I go. I just love them.
This is from a set I found by the side of the road. One still has the seat and has a planter on top of it. The seat fell apart on this one, so I took it out and planted it that way.
Sometimes planters are obvious. This is a tin washtub, which matches a set of tin pails that I put on the steps leading up to the porch. On the column is an old bread pan.
Same tin theme, but this wasn't bought for the purpose of planting in it. This is our old kitchen composter, which rusted out on the bottom. Perfect planter.
In the category of "things you've probably seen a million times", our old cracked wheelbarrow. I hate throwing things out.
My daughter's shoes, which are cool, but don't fit her anymore. I've seen people do this a million times since I first planted my first shoe. These are just the latest I have to use.
When I sit here at the end of the day,
I can look out at the "pots that are not", and I am a truly happy camper.