Unique outdoor container planting ideas

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  • Introduction

    Unique outdoor container planting ideas

    Planting a container garden is an enjoyable gardening idea. You can make it as large or as small as you need, and you can place them wherever you like. The first step in creating this kind of garden is selecting the kind of container you will use.

    You can turn almost anything into a container garden. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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    Round and Round

    Tires are a versatile choice, available in sizes from tiny to huge, for bicycles, tractors, cars, motorcycles, golf carts and more.

    Put an old tire to good use as a garden. (stack of old tires image by JoLin from Fotolia.com)

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    Carrying Loads

    Turning a wheelbarrow into a container garden makes for an eye-catching accent piece in which to plant flora and fauna.

    A wheelbarrow container garden looks great in any yard. (garden carriage image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

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    Cask It

    Barrels make great container gardens. You can set them on end, or halve them lengthwise and use them that way.

    Barrels come alive when filled with flowers. (beautiful mixed flower image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

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    Cargo Space

    Grow plants in crates. Whether wooden or plastic, they're great for this purpose.

    Turn a crate into a boxy little portable garden. (crate image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

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    Innovative Idea

    Flower pots may seem like a boring choice, but you turn them into a unique container garden. Buy very large flower pots; then dress them up: paint your pot, or glue on glass or pottery shards, arrowheads, coloured tiles or beads and apply a few coats of clear sealer.

    Paint or decorate flower pots; then fill with a variety of plants. (planting and potting image by Ray Kasprzak from Fotolia.com)

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