I emptied the three containers of past beauty. They were too nice to throw away, but none of them were of much resale value. In fact, they would only take up valuable shelf space. Why not use them for quick experiments?
A rudimentary car planter manufactured in Italy was the first to fill. The “car” was created out of rolled clay slabs. I cannot decide whether the car is unique or ugly. I filled the small opening with vertical flowers.
The mug was marked on the bottom “not for food use”. One of my pet peeves is “decorative” pottery designed to resemble food containers but finished with toxic glaze. Many of these will lose their paper stickers. Eventually, people will end up using the containers to hold food and beverages. When I get tired of this mug, I’ll destroy it, then recycle the pieces in the flower bed. Meantime, a few brightly colored faux blooms from a garage sale give the mug a reprieve from the hammer.
A cactus had outgrown the light pink pot, so it had to be transplanted to a project that I showed off last week. The southwest desert themed container is too nifty to toss. This brainstorm arrangement came together in less than ten-minutes. I also like it better than the other two.