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Monday, August 3, 2015

Container Gardening


The last few years,   I have found that I like container gardening  better than putting my plants in a "fixed flower bed"    It works better for me to be able to easily move a plant if I want to.    Plant getting too much sun ?....move it.    Need a little color somewhere else in the yard ?....move a pot of color in.

I have filled  this old wooden tool box with several pots of flowers....

Isn't this a fun way to group petunia baskets together...

I put flowers in the front and back baskets on the bicycle.....and hung a basket of flowers on the tricycle's  handlebars, 

Here I have put three baskets of flowers  in a pink flower "bed" 

A concrete donkey with two containers of flowers..............

Wicker chairs with buckets of flowers in the seat....

A buggy with two pots of geraniums....

Concrete pot + chandy+pot of pertunia's = a fun container

I can set this hanging basket in a chair or hang it somewhere else in the yard....

In this bed,   I have some baskets of flowers as well as some plants in the ground.     The plants that are in the ground are ones that come up every year.

Small plants in a carpenter box....

a wire basket of flowers
Old metal buckets are always fun to put plants in.    
  
Our kids used to play with this old wagon.    H painted it white a couple of years ago...love the big rubber tires
Vintage washing machine full of zucchini plants....

I have about 5 pots of flowers on this wooden hay wheel  barrow.....

A n old rusted grocery cart as a container.................

I've even put pots of geraniums in the back of our pony buggy.  
  Since I started container gardening,  I look at things in a different way....I ask myself....can I use this to hold flowers in the garden????  


41 comments:

  1. Penny,
    The type of containers in which you have displayed all your flowers is simply amazing!! You are so creative in your displays!! Your flowers look great. mine are starting to suffer from the heat and humidity that we are having here even though I am watering them daily...... Temps. in the high 70's coming for the end of the week...Thank Goodness!! I truly HATE this heat!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Hi Penny, wow what a gorgeous yard you have with pretty flowers and I love how creative you were in putting them in pretty containers. Thanks for joining and sharing this at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J.

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  3. OMG, you have me beat by oodles of containers…so much fun! If it doesn't run away, put a plant in it.
    My favorite is the candelabra pot---love the earthiness and vintage look of the pot and then the exuberance
    of glorious petunias and the dazzling crystals…too much, FUN!

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  4. I just love the rusted grocery cart! Your containers are quite inspirational, dear Penny, and incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your week!

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  5. You have wonderful container gardens!

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  6. I totally love all of these ideas!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I love all these wonderful ideas. Everything is so charming.

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  8. Fantastic containers, Penny...and the great thing is that they are all so inventive..lots of imagination. Since I've met you I am using my imagination more and more. Odd looks over my doorways but I don't care. It's my own idea. Never saw it in a magazine..and I'm loving in. (I don't pay any attention to tall people or my daughters! LOL

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  9. I absolutely love the choice of containers you used to display your plants. The gardens are amazing.
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

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  10. I would love to wander around your garden - AMAZING!!! I'm Pinning this post. So many creative ideas!!!

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  11. Gorgeous displays. I love them all! Pinned!

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  12. Just love all the extra touches you have with all your beautiful plants!!

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  13. What a lovely idea! I adore the dresser with the drawers pulled out as planters.
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  14. So much inspiration! Your flowers are absolutely GORGEOUS, Penny-and I LOVE all the creative 'containers' you used to display them!

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  15. Wow! You have so many beautiful ideas ~ I especially like the bureau drawers!

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  16. You've given us all a whole new look at potting a container!

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  17. I love all your wonderful vintage containers, but hands down the baby buggy with the pink geraniums is my all time favorite! so so pretty. gosh Penny, how long does it take to water at your place?

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  18. Wow, your containers are wonderful, so cheery and colorful and whimsical, too. I love them.

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  19. Penny, These containers are all so gorgeous! I love them all! You have such a creative vision for everything you do. Thank you for sharing these with us at Idea Box. I love it when you stop by.

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  20. So many clever ideas you have. I especially like the buggy. I agree - it would be fun to tour your home and gardens.

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  21. Caught up with you through My Salvaged Treasures. The photos are lovely; like leafing through a beautiful table magazine. I will keep visiting.

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  22. Penny, They are all beautiful! Very clever and so pretty.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  23. What a beautiful post. I loved all your examples and your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  24. LOVE every one of your creative and unique container gardens!!! Thanks so much for inspiring us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  25. So pretty! I love the variety of containers you've used. The colors are lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  26. There are so many unique container ideas here! I love the cart and the wagon ones especially, so pretty! Thank you for linking this to Merry Monday!

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    1. I almost forgot! I'm featuring your creative ideas on this week's party! :)

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  27. I love that you came to this party! So so happy to see you! The garden looks gorgeous and everything is blossoming so amazingly Hugs Maria

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  28. Love all your wonderful containers with the beautiful flowers. Maybe that is the answer to my very dead flower problem this year. Just put them in containers and move them when they get too much sun. Thank you for the inspiration Penny - love it. And thanks for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  29. Beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  30. I love container gardening as well Penny. I am always looking for unusual things to plant. Love what you have done! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Hi Penny! I look so forward to seeing what you share each week! Thank you so very much for sharing at Friday Favorites! We hope to see you again! Have a great week. Michelle OurCraftyMom

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  32. Hi Penny,
    I just love all your garden containers. You have done a fantastic job creating unique flower arrangements! Thank you so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  33. I have a total brown thumb, but I adore all of your container gardens, Penny! Thanks for sharing at the Vintage Inspiration Party - I'm pinning you to our party board on Pinterest here --> https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/vintage-inspiration-party-features/

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  34. Hi Penny, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Hi Penny,

    Congratulations on your feature on SYC!


    Love your ideas and the flowers are beautiful.

    Linda

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  36. Penny I love all of your container plantings! Thank you for joining THT last week.

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  37. Penny each and every one of these are fabulous! You have such great creativity with them! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  38. Penny I pinned a bunch of these and I am featuring it tomorrow! These are gorgeous ideas each and every one!

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  39. amazing garden! Beautiful and so creative. Wish you were in our garden club in Illinois.

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  40. What a great post with fantastic ideas! I need to give a few a try! Thanks so much for linking up. Sharing tonight on The Painted Drawer Link Party!

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