Container Gardening Ideas: a Broken Child's Toy Used as a Planter

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

When your kids are done with their push-along toys, don't discard them: plant them!

When your kids are done with their push-along toys, don't discard them: plant them!

Container Gardening Ideas: a Broken Child's Toy Used as a Planter

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of achesonblog and Flickr

Toys. I'm forever tripping over them in the house and garden.

Sadly, over time, the kids grow up and out of various favorites.

They usually rot away on the lawn, in the shed, or down the back of the garage.

One Spring day, they will be cleaned up (aka junked into the recycling), and we'll move on to the next round of toys.

But if you could use them as gardening containers instead, wouldn't that be a fine way to see them end up?

The concept in this case is more impressive than the execution. I'd like to see a lot more color and imagination in the planting of this push-along child's toy. Still, marks for trying! And I'm sure you'll be inspired to do more with your efforts.

Please use the Comments form at the bottom of the page to leave your feedback about this portable, child-friendly planter idea, or click the arrows to see more unusual container gardening planters, including toilets, garbage cans, paint cans, and a tree stump!








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