I tend to get a little tired of using the same old pots and containers for my flower gardening year after year. And let's face it, most flower pots are a little boring and mundane, so when I found this toy truck at a yard sale I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
Nothing is safe from potting soil around here!
After I de-girlified it by removing the unicorns and rainbows (thank you, Goo Gone),
I taped the tailgate door down to keep the dirt from dumping out the back. Dump trucks tend to do that.
Then I added a small layer of stones for drainage,
an even smaller layer of charcoal just because I had it left over from my terrarium project
and a really thick layer of potting soil.
Then planted some Limelight Japanese Stonecrop in it
and I was ready to haul my load.
Now, you don't have to give up your typical flower pots altogether, but it's nice to plant in something unexpected and different every once in a while. It gives your garden a little touch of whimsy!
How is your planting going this year?
If you like a truck made into a planter, you may also like these projects:
Wooden Garden Ladders In The Garden
Debra @ Homespun
Cute idea! 🙂
This is so adorable! Please park it next to your red barn!
Too too too adorable, love it Pam!
I missed this absolutely darling sedum you planted in truck. I pinned it as I just found out how to drag the pin it button on my Mac-thankfully. I am so lost.
Now I have got to keep an eye out for old metal trucks! This is the best, it really looks amazing!
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Such a darn cute idea Pam. I have an old truck of Mr.CC's maybe I should be a copy cat:)
Claire @ A Little Claireification
CUTE!!! Again, Thanks so much for linking this up to our "Best Of The Weekend" party! Pinning!!
Very cool, I actually love the unicorn sticker though 🙂
Any suggestions for an antique stroller? Thinking it would cool for a planter as well!
That would look great! I bet you could find one at an estate sale. You'd probably want to line it with something to keep the dirt in place, but that sounds like a fun idea!!! I'll have to add that to my list of things to try to find this summer.