Here are some creative planter ideas for your summer garden! From wine boxes to grain bins, planting outside the box is fun!
I am a farm girl at heart! Although I did not grow up on a farm, I did grow up in the countryside on the prairies, and I did have the privilege of spending a lot of time at my Grandparents farm. I’m SO thankful for those experiences. I can’t even tell you how much…that’s for another day…I love the idea of the simplicity of life on a farm.
I realize that the farming life is not an easy one. But the romantic notion of a simpler time appeals to me…so, naturally I find myself drawn to old farm-type items. In my home, in my cooking. And especially in my garden. I love classic plants, in non-traditional planters! I love the little extra charm they add to my garden! They almost take me back to simpler times…(I feel like I was born in the wrong era)
Love this old toolbox inspired planter…
I love this old grain pail! It’s so great too, because it has it’s own drainage system built right in! Isn’t it charming?!
Now, I know this little tin isn’t old by any stretch, but it was a great garage sale find! 10 cents! The tin, the distressed yellow and the pattern, all say farmhouse to me for some reason! Perfect for my Heather! Gorgeous!
I love containers like this – they look like old wine barrels… perfect for my rosemary and lavender! The rougher looking the better!
I’ve had a lot of nice comments about these wine box planters! I wanted to post them again, because they aren’t your usual planters, but they should be. Look how fantastic they are!
This old pottery container was a favourite of mine for planting, but it finally gave in to our cold winters and cracked! Bummer… But I still use it for my twigs. Adds a nice little earthy touch to our deck!
And if a washtub doesn’t scream farm, I don’t know what does! Perfect for my herbs! Now, if only I could get my hands back on the old hand washing machine that my in-laws have…perfect for strawberries…
More Garden Inspiration:
- Growing Sweet Peas
- Create a Flower Filled Summer Patio
- Tips to get your Container Garden ready for planting
Have an inspired day!