Surprising Garden Pots: Milk Pails
Old-fashioned enamel milk pails, available at flea markets and farm-supply stores, have a rustic charm.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
Enamel milk pails
Place sword ferns (Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberly Queen') or similar plants in 10-inch pots inside large buckets (left); consider ferns in 4- to 8-inch pots for smaller pails.
If the bucket is too deep, put an upturned plastic pot inside, and stand the plant on top. Remove plant to water.