Creative Planter Ideas

Here are some creative planter ideas for your summer garden!  From wine boxes to grain bins, planting outside the box is fun!

I am a farm girl at heart! Although I did not grow up on a farm, I did grow up in the countryside on the prairies, and I did have the privilege of spending a lot of time at my Grandparents farm. I’m SO thankful for those experiences.  I can’t even tell you how much…that’s for another day…I love the idea of the simplicity of life on a farm.

I realize that the farming life is not an easy one. But the romantic notion of a simpler time appeals to me…so, naturally I find myself drawn to old farm-type items.  In my home, in my cooking. And especially in my garden.  I love classic plants, in non-traditional planters! I love the little extra charm they add to my garden! They almost take me back to simpler times…(I feel like I was born in the wrong era)

Creative Planter Ideas

Love this old toolbox inspired planter…

Creative Planter Ideas

I love this old grain pail!  It’s so great too, because it has it’s own drainage system built right in! Isn’t it charming?!

Creative Planter Ideas

Now, I know this little tin isn’t old by any stretch, but it was a great garage sale find!  10 cents! The tin, the distressed yellow and the pattern, all say farmhouse to me for some reason! Perfect for my Heather! Gorgeous!

Creative Planter Ideas

I love containers like this – they look like old wine barrels… perfect for my rosemary and lavender! The rougher looking the better!

Creative Planter Ideas

I’ve had a lot of nice comments about these wine box planters! I wanted to post them again, because they aren’t your usual planters, but they should be. Look how fantastic they are!

Creative Planter Ideas

This old pottery container was a favourite of mine for planting, but it finally gave in to our cold winters and cracked!  Bummer…  But I still use it for my twigs.  Adds a nice little earthy touch to our deck!

Creative Planter Ideas

And if a washtub doesn’t scream farm, I don’t know what does! Perfect for my herbs!  Now, if only I could get my hands back on the old hand washing machine that my in-laws have…perfect for strawberries…

More Garden Inspiration:

Have an inspired day!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Ali June 12, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Very cute options for planters. I envy your green thumb. 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie June 13, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    What great ideas – I love the wine boxes and the Flower caddy. Glad to find your blog! xoStephanie

  • Reply Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma June 13, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Hey Jo-Anna-

    You are my next-door neighborhood at CG’s link-up…these are some darling ideas…{I’m with you, I feel I was born in the wrong era too, given that I make everything we eat from scratch}

  • Reply Sparkling June 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    i love all of these containers! they are brilliant! this year, i’m on a quest to find unusual things like this plant in. i can’t seem to make it happen, though!

    i never admit my real identity online, but we share a name!!

  • Reply www.StarHughes.com June 14, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    I love your gardening style – I am a farm girl at heart too so your post made me happy! 🙂
    Star Hughes Living

  • Reply Neha @All things beautiful June 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Wowww….loved all your planters, especially the wine boxes and the bath tub. How can I get one of these…???

  • Reply A Lived in Home June 15, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    They are all great planters! A nice change from typical store bought urns or pots!

  • Reply Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous July 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    What a great collection of flower pots! I’m stopping by as the guest judge from CSI Project!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

  • Reply Amanda Dittmer July 8, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Nice job! -Amanda(fancylittlethings.com)

  • Reply gretchen in chicago February 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    My grandfather made a toolbox very much like the one you have pictured here. Always wondered how to showcase his work. Thank you!!

  • Reply Lorrie June 2, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    Everything looks wonderful! I love it all!

  • Reply Amy June 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Aw these are lovely. Very cute!
    The wine barrel one is my favourite I have a wheelbarrow shaped one in my garden, I love the novelty planting boxes.
    Thanks for sharing.

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