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Monday, August 14, 2017

Quirky with a capital Q!!!

Over the years, I've noticed on gardening shows and in magazines, articles on repurposing everyday items as planters. These days, Pinterest has lots of recycling items and planting them up with plants...like this little selection.

Here are some of my very modest efforts at using everyday items as planters...
Unused latte mugs...

Op shop and garage sale buys turned into planters...

And hidden by all that undergrowth is a set of old concrete wash tubs that I planted with bromeliads...


But in April when we went on a day trip to Litchfield National Park, I saw some recycling on a grand scale; which was delightful and quirky. The bus made a stop   at the Bunyan Caravan Park Kiosk on the journey to the park. It was rather rustic 😉

This is a banyan tree after which the caravan park is named...

Many of the passengers ordered food for breakfast, but I wandered the grounds. Beside the path that led to the restroom block were these...

A closer look at Miss Snow White and her little friends...

But out the front was this!!

Yep! An old car planted with a variety of colored foliage plants...

And reclining  in a deckchair...

Lots of fun! 

9 comments:

Vireya said...

Very quirky!

Cathy said...

I used to plant chairs - any that have removable seats can be used.
Find a wire basket large enough to fill the 'hole' and away you go.

Cynthia said...

Well, that car takes fhe cake! I bet children enjoy the little Snow White figures in the garden. I know my grandsons would have when they were smaller! They built gnome gardens with their mama and she still keeps one going under a tree.

angela said...

I love it.
Now to find me a car for my front yard!
Wouldn't that make the neighbors talk! Lol

Nanna Chel said...

Ha ha Maria...very quirky. My husband has rusty cars to put plants in but that will never happen unfortunately. What a great place to visit.

margaret said...

never seen a car used this way before loving it. So many lovely ways to plant things, did you make drainage holes in yours for when it rains and rains and rains or maybe you do not get too much rain and do not need drainage

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have recycled a lot of things into planters, but NEVER even CONSIDERED a car!! Lots of cool ideas here in your post...who needs Pinterest!!
xx, Carol

Dorothy said...

ha ha .. my favourite is the deck chair. The car is pretty amazing too.

harada57 said...

thanks

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