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Cool Creative Containers

March 13, 2010

This month, Life on the Balcony’s Carnival o’ Blogs is all about using unconventional containers. On March 15th Fern will be posting all of the submissions on her great blog. Last month my Little Red Wagon of Succulents was a hit! After poking around the yard a little,  I found a few non-traditionally potted plants hanging out. Matti has a ceramic bit for the drill, so everything has drainage. You can turn almost anything in to a container.

Cuppa Oregon

Cookie Tiger has Senecio rowleyanus hair

Popples Lunchbox

Another Interesting Cookie Jar

Cousin's old rim

Wagon of Succulents

We really like funky, unusual containers. Garage sales and thrift stores are the best places to find cool stuff. Check our some of these older blogs for more cool container ideas:

Succulent Box Goes Vertical

Vertical Succulent Garden from Found Object

Thrift Store Succulent Storage

Cacti Riding the Bull

Staghorn Saturday

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2010 8:45 am

    Very creative! (except for the evil-looking tiger – it scares me.)

  2. March 13, 2010 10:24 am

    As an Oregonian I officially approve of your planted up Oregon cup, well done!

  3. March 13, 2010 11:08 am

    Nice post. Love yr photos

  4. March 13, 2010 7:03 pm

    Am here again for another look🙂 very nice – just noticed the small pipe – SO CUTE!!

  5. March 15, 2010 12:00 pm

    Great post. I particularly love the lunch box.

  6. March 16, 2010 4:19 am

    oooh I love love love – what wonderful ideas. Maybe I could get some like this for my herbs! now you’ve got me thinking🙂

  7. March 16, 2010 5:05 am

    I LOVE the tiger and wagon ones! They are so cute! I don’t think my son would be pleased if I used his wagon though ;P

  8. pam permalink
    April 24, 2010 5:45 pm

    love the containers, but what type of planting soil do you use? and do you have to drain holes in the bottom of the containers for drainage?

    • April 24, 2010 5:55 pm

      We use potting soil that’s around. Sometimes we mix up our own blends. All of our containers outside have drainage. For the ceramic objects we use a ceramic bit and a drill. For metal stuff we punch holes.

  9. mary ann garin permalink
    May 1, 2011 5:07 am

    very cute Ilove it.

  10. March 15, 2010 7:40 am

    Thanks Fern…and yes, I do think art majors does help with gardening. We love your blog! Your photography is always top notch. Matti


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