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Surprising Garden Pots




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.

Key Materials
Chimney Pots
Chimney Flue Liners
Milk Pails
Electrical Box Planter

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Martha Stewart Living, March 2006



Reviews (2)

  • Grandy9 11 Jul, 2010

    Agreed !! Other photos are important,The approach to these projects must be so simple, Then, you are including the neophytes.

  • Badger8 11 Jun, 2010

    Pictures from the side! Pictures of craft in progress! Please! How do we know what to look for if we can't see what they look like?