Surprising Garden Pots
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
You might not guess it, but alternatives to traditional terra-cotta garden planters are lurking in some unconventional spots. The electrical supply section of the hardware store, masonry yards, farm-supply stores, perhaps even your basement -- they all harbor items that, with a little imagination, can be transformed into attractive vessels for plants.
As these examples show, such unpredictable shapes and materials can enhance your plants and their surroundings. Best of all, once you begin thinking outside the typical pot or planter, you'll see possibilities everywhere you turn.