Galvanized Planters

When looking for a different type of planter always look in the summer section at Walmart or Target to see what you can find.

A few years ago I found this summer drink container at Walmart for like $18.00 I loved that it was galvanized metal, rectangle in shape and somewhat deep. It has started to rust some on the inside but should be good for a few more years.

This container could be changed simply by painting it all one color or 3 colors. Even adding a stripe of fabric or burlap just use your imagination to come up with some different ideas.

I love to plant mixed containers this year I planted red caladiums and hosta together for a new mix. The contrasting difference between the colors really go well together. Normally I put 3 different things in a container but this one ended up with two. It is supposed to be thriller, spiller and filler when doing containers like this.

I love hostas but so do the snails and we seem to have a really good population of snails here at our house. My other hostas that are in the ground are snail snacks.

Have fun when planting your containers look for some unique containers to brighten up a seating area in your yard.

The thrill of container gardening

I love all my plants but I love creating special container arrangements.

I buy all kinds of containers from metal to plastic. Sometimes I paint the plastic and sometimes I paint the metal. It all depends on what I am going for and where the container will be located.

I love using the technique Spiller, Filler, and Thriller.

This first picture the planter is really full it has two kinds of sweet potato vine the purple and the green, sword fern, coleus, pink polka dot plant, & zebra wandering jew. I love how all the colors bounce off the other plants. This container was a metal water hose container we plugged the hole in the side and you would never know.

The second picture is by the pond outside of the back porch. It has asparagus fern, vinca major, coleus, & zebra wandering jew. This container did not get repainted but I like the worn look on the plastic whiskey barrel.

I have several others that have just a few things in them but these two pictures are my favorite ones.

When planting mixed containers if you want something dramatic-looking try this technique. When you use different colors all the colors pop.

Every space in your yard might require something different to get the look you want. It’s all about using your imagination to create something that is unique.

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