What Do You Use for Plant Containers?

babywatson(7)November 4, 2005

What can be used as a cheap but attractive planter? Any ideas? I've used my daughter's outgrown boots and sneakers. Any other options? Emphasis on attractive--I'd rather not have something that looks really trashy. (Like a tampon box ha ha.)

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putzer(z4 WI)

I am sorry for not being totally on subject, but your tampon comment made me think of these lol

Here is a link that might be useful: angel ornaments

    Bookmark   November 5, 2005 at 12:06AM
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think that tampon angel is sorta gross.the only place for angels are statues in cemetaries. or in heaven.anywhere else they look out of place.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2005 at 6:46AM
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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

I have had orchids growing in an old lamp and a high heeled shoe. I grew a couple of small sedges in crystal champagne flultes that I had broken the bases off of (accidentally I assure you! Those puppies were expensive!) I just stuck the broken stem into a bigger plants' pot.
Other planters I've heard of people using are purses, baskets for bicycles, conch or whelk shells.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2005 at 12:04PM
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faerieannette(z7 MD)

I love the shoe idea! can you post pictures?



    Bookmark   November 6, 2005 at 9:59AM
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I usually don't have to find creative containers, because I scavenge lots of pots from estate sales. I've found that the best time to get them is late on the last day of the sale, when they just want to get rid of stuff. According to one of the people around here who does estate sales, the people who buy up leftover stuff usually don't want garden things. I've gotten literally truckloads of planters and pots, some with plants and/or soil, for $20. They're just happy to have me haul them away, so they don't have to take them to the dump. Most of what I get isn't fancy, but I do get some larger pots and even the occasional half whiskey keg.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2005 at 11:17PM
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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

Yep! Got pics of the shoe and the lamp! They're both in the orchid folder of my webshots page. The shoe is the third pic and the lamp is the second to last.
I also use half coconut husks for orchids.
I also scrounge thrift stores. I get clay pots for no more than $2 each.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Webshots page

    Bookmark   November 15, 2005 at 2:48PM
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