Planter Ideas …Floral Friday

Perhaps you have a small window planter stashed away in the basement or a storage bin somewhere.  Maybe you’ve been to a garage sale and came across a charming planter you’d like to use.  You could just transplant an African violet or some other houseplant and call it quits.  But you might be thinking of something a bit more creative. That’s where this post comes in.  Idea starters are good for the imagination.

An old semi-cylindrical trough shaped planter has been waiting for me to do something with it.  I cleaned out the old garden dirt and scrubbed up the piece.  I decided upon continuing the yellow theme of the glaze to the arrangement.  I created a crude trellis out of elm twigs then fashioned sunflowers around it. This makes for a cheery kitchen display.

I brought a box of my vintage items to sell into the “Rustic Treasures” consignment shop in Wayne, Nebraska the other day. I came across something to bring home.  This vintage McCoy spinning wheel planter has a scotty dog and cat detail.  To compliment the spoked circle of the spinning wheel I placed a grouping of the same variety of Gerbera daisies into the container.

You might have a basic florist’s planter from a gifted arrangement stashed away.  This translucent dark green (it looks black) plastic planter is pretty versatile.  At first, I wanted to transplant a Bonsai tree into it, but then  decided that I needed much more greenery on display.  This arrangement is mostly green stuff.  This is a great way to recycle plastic trays that you get from the florist.

Did these help you?  Do you have other ideas?


The Blue Jay of Happiness is glad the cooler weather allows for more indoor creative time.


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Planter Ideas …Floral Friday

  1. Stefan says:

    Interesting arrangements!

  2. swabby429 says:

    Thanks, I don’t believe in conventional anything.

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