Container Gardening – Outside the Box

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Wagon container garden

Trash to treasure — kind of.  Heidi Brosseau – of our retail staff – has such a creative mind that she sees a container garden in almost anything.  Pictured here are all examples of her work!

We have put a couple of old wheelbarrows to use as container gardens.  An old plastic birdbath developed a hole and wouldn’t hold water – so instead of throwing it away – it now adorns the butterfly garden as a container garden.  One of our landscape customers sent back an old red wagon with the guys and Heidi transformed it into a container garden.

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A succulent perennial garden fills one of the wheelbarrows!

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Perennial succulent perennial garden
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Perennial succulent container garden

Heidi created it three years ago and each fall, it gets moved into one of the hoop houses for the winter and with a little “perennial clean-up” in the spring,  we bring it back out and it’s beautiful once again. Heidi added a few pieces of leftover limestone as natural accents.

Last weekend, Heidi took the other wheelbarrow and I thought she was cleaning up the potting area.  Wrong.   She piled all kinds of old terra cotta pots and placed them in the wheelbarrow –  some stacked inside the other, some going this way and that way – and all of a sudden – it is now one the most clever container gardens she has come up with.  It now features a sunny annual container garden.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf an area at your home needs an accent or a “pop of color” – think outside the box – look in the garage or shed and see what you have that could now become a container garden!

Thank you Heidi for all of your creative ideas!

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