10 Tips for the Best Container Garden on the Block

Add Interest with Innovative Containers

Informal settings will accept almost any kind of container, as long as it holds soil and water. Whether you have a cozy patio or acres of land, you can create playful accents in your environment using innovative containers. Try filling an old pair of work boots with dirt to create a new home for your favorite colorful annual. You can do the same with a claw-foot bathtub, tires, a toilet, wheelbarrow, chimney pots, scrap metal containers and much more. Items of sentimental value are particularly fitting; not only do they serve a practical purpose, but they evoke fond memories every time you see them. However, if you live in a neighborhood or community that's governed by a homeowner's association, check the rules about lawn d├ęcor before planting a garden of tulips in an antique commode. A container that innovative might be better reserved for the back yard.

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