Sometimes DIY projects work out just the way you imagine them in your head…and sometimes they don’t. That’s the story with my vintage container herb garden. It doesn’t look anything like all the pictures I pinned, or the lovely pictures I’ve seen in magazines. It’s a combination of enamelware, galvanized metal and random containers I collected from around the house. It’s completely different from my container herb garden from last year which is what I was going for…I guess. It’s a mismatched collection of buckets and pans that couldn’t have been planned out if I had tried!
The first thing I did after gathering my lot of misfits was drill holes in the bottom of each one. This is the most important step in successful container gardening. I had to come to terms with the fact that my vintage enamelware was being permanently transformed into plant pots. Once I did that, I just started drilling.
I filled in with verbena and asparagus fern. Even though I had my doubts, this is how it turned out and I have to admit that I sort of like it.
The watering can was a gift when I left my job at the school. The galvanized metal buckets were an absolute steal ($3 each) at my antique mall. The step stool was another find in my father-in-law’s garage. And so it goes…
They are from a shop called Monaco and the owner is from Ohio. I ordered three and liked them so much I ordered three more. They can be ordered in sets or just one at a time. I adore them. The willow wrapped buckets are from Antique Farmhouse but I got them a few years ago. I had quite a few questions on those when I posted a pic on Instagram. If I ever see them again I’ll make sure to let you all know.
If you are new to gardening, or are just obsessed like me, here’s a round-up of my best DIY Gardener’s Tips and Tricks. Like I say in the post, the emphasis is on the DIY! I am not an expert for sure, but over the years I have learned a few things…mostly from all the mistakes I have made. I also have an amazing community board on Pinterest called How Does Your Garden Grow?
There are so many like-minded pinners who contribute to this board and they all seem to be able to find the best stuff. Why don’t you follow along and see what else they come up with?
As always, I am grateful you stopped by. Your time is precious and valuable…and I’m so glad you chose to spend some with me. See you soon!