Container Gardening Ideas: a Dual Use Garbage Can and Planter

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Just to prove that container gardeners don't think ANYTHING is garbage...

Just to prove that container gardeners don't think ANYTHING is garbage...

Container Gardening Ideas: a Dual Use Garbage Can and Planter

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

This is my kind of topic! Let's talk garbage.

Our series on unusual planters reaches new heights of appropriateness.

What could be more perfect than a municipal garbage can, reusing that wasted space on the top of the garbage as a place to plant extra flowers?

Somebody's shown great taste, with purple and yellow contrasting blooms making a riot of color in a place normally associated with stinks, sticky messes, and nothing but filth.

If you can identify the flowers, then please post a comment below. I can't really make them out from the photo.

Please use the Comments form at the bottom of the page to leave your feedback about this anti-garbage planter idea, or click the arrows to see more unusual container gardening planters, including sinks, child's toys, old boots, and a tree stump!








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by: Shayla

Hi,

I liked the bin you showed but don't know where to find one like it. Do you have any links?

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