Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Unique Garden Planters and Displays


I've got garden planters on the brain today, mainly because I've neglected to plant any of the empty ones I have sitting at home in the last two weekends! Grrrr, shame on me! So, I've distracted myself from the guilt by putting together this post with lots of funky, eclectic, creative garden planters to inspire you (and me too for that matter)! Hehe! 

Oh, and a quick note on the image above - isn't that awesome!? It's certainly not practical or easy to replicate but it's great to look at and can spur a lot of creative ideas about re-purposing objects into garden planters! There are lots of unique ways to display plants in this post and I'm sure you'll be inspired to think outside the box the next time you plan a gardening project!

Catherine
xoxo

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Source: bit.ly via Ruthie on Pinterest

I love this, what a gorgeous design element for people to admire as they walk up these steps! I wonder where in the world this is, hmmm. 

Source: goo.gl via Albert on Pinterest




Source: flickr.com via Pixel on Pinterest





Awesome planter! 

Source: goo.gl via Alexandria on Pinterest


Source: decurate.com via Amy on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Ele on Pinterest











I am really loving these chairs-turned planters! What a great item for porch decor! 












Painted car tires! Wow, what a great way to reuse non-biodegradable waste by incorporating it into your garden as a planter... the paint does wonders!

Photo (c) Jonathan Hordle/Rex Features


image via Life on the Balcony


I've wanted to make one of these adorable little mini garden planters for a long time! As you can see it entails the use of rocks, one (or more) miniature garden elements such and, most importantly, plants to create the look of a miniature garden that will thrive over time and be a great point of interest in any indoor or outdoor setting! Of course, in my version there will be many succulents and perhaps a cactus or two....... :) 


A mini garden cottage, how sweeeeeet! 




Isn't this cool? A moss covered planter... check out The Weekend Gardener for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own and many other interesting do-it-yourself garden projects! 


I saw this cute idea a while back and I've wanted to make my own colander planter ever since! My mom has a small copper colander in her backyard that's home to Echeveria succulents and it is doing very well! Try it... experiment with colanders from Goodwill or Salvation Army and get creative with a bold coat of spray paint... I like turquoise, red or yellow! 


I wish this incredible courtyard in Cordoba, Spain full of fuchsia bougainvillea and wall mounted cobalt blue garden pots was mine! How dreamy, I would never leave!......



FANTASTIC!!


(All images are sourced via Google images, Pinterest, Sunset Magazine, or where otherwise noted.)

34 comments:

  1. What a selection! I think the teacups, chairs and colorful tyres are my favorites, also the birdbath.

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  2. O.M.G... i've recently discovered your blog and i have to say - you are an inspiration for me. everything you post is beautiful and i absolutely love it!!

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  3. Wow...you are on a roll, girl! Such great posts one after the other. I hardly have words.... Loved the teacups, the kettles, the mini chair in the pot, and the mini cottage garden! Lovely!

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  4. Wow....you are on a roll, girl! Great posts one after the other, and such gorgeous pictures. I loved the teacups, kettles, tires and the mini cottage garden. Lovely post!

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  5. Terrific ideas! I love the teapots, chairs, tires and mini gardens. I also love the idea of turning the bird bath into a planter, especially since the mosquitoes are rampant this summer. Thanks for all the beautiful ideas Cat, I will think twice before throwing something out that can be used in the garden.

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  6. Wow, thanks for all the wonderful comments!! Kristy, you flatter me, I'm glad you like Inspire Bohemia, I've got unlimited inspiration to share!! :)

    Thank you Neha, I came out of my blogging slump with a vengeance huh!? Haha...glad you enjoyed this post!

    And of course thanks to you as well my loving mother!!

    Catherine
    xoxo

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  7. beautiful inspirations! love them, i found also plant on the gummy boots and chair in garden exhibition last spring here in Austria

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  8. These pics are beautiful and definitely inspiring!
    well done !

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  9. I love the boots. My 2 year old granddaughter has a pair of pink boots we keep here at the farm for her. As soon as she arrives she immediately puts on her boots to go feed the chickens. No matter how nicely she is dressed she goes for those boots. A planter after she outgrows them would keep that memory alive for a long, long time.

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  10. These are really nice ideas for your yard! I've purchased nice canopy covers recently for mine.

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  11. Wow! Beautiful stuff!
    You've got a great eye!

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  12. Amazing.. I loved look at all these beautiful ideas.. Thank you for the inspiration..

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  13. Surfed to your blog from pinterest. Love the vw bug planter! (also great that your blog has been optimised for mobiles too)

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  14. What a lovely array of planters. My favourite has to be the wellies, followered closely by the tyres. Who would have thought old tyres could look so good.

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  15. You've given me so many ideas.....love love love

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  16. Found my way to your blog from Pinterest - love the tires!

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  17. Hello everyone, glad you enjoyed this post, there are definitely lots of great ideas in here!

    Just a reminder, all of these images were sourced from Pinterest, they are not my personal images or creative work. I have just recently started individually citing each image, I will have to edit this post one day along with many others.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you soon again.

    Catherine
    xoxo

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  18. I have recently made the tire pyramid, as a Wonderful Strawberry Pyramid. It was not only easy and fun, but also repurposed some old tires that were laying around. How exciting to have this fun garden addition. Thanks for the great ideal.

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  19. what type of paint do you use on the tires

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  20. These aren't my tires. I would use spray paint primer andspray paint color of your choice, for outdoors of course - I recommend Rustoleum.

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  21. this type of patio or yard gardening make me wish I were younger and physically able to make them.

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  22. Love all of this and have done quite a few. I also bought an old toolbbelt, filled it with a few petunias and greenery and hung it over my privacy fence post. Put an old tractor chain in front of it. Below that is an old pair of my husbands 20 yr old work boots filled up with diff flowets and greenery. Beside his boots are are little pr both my grand kids wore. Filled with tiny flowers. Next to my grandsons old medal tonka truck filled with hens and chicks also a piece of Y shaped pcp pipe filled with plants. I love making all the odd planters. Everyone teases me about being able to make a planter out of anything. Dont know how to post them to pinterest yet. Love your sight.

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  23. Thought I was excellent in garden flowering, but these photos have given me a challenge. They are truly awesome and magnificent!
    I love them all.

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  24. How can I do the tire flowers I wanna so do it

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  25. I love them all, so inspirational.

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  26. Fantastic work guys im a fan of your website.
    homepage

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  27. Such great ideas! We just moved to Naperville and I feel so inspired to redo our yard. Very unique ideas forlandscape design. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love the beautiful designs of these unique outdoor planters! Great post!

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  29. I absolutely love the colored tire planters! These are such unique outdoor planters! Im going to look for some beautiful ones to put in my front garden.

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  30. I just typed 'unusual garden planters' into Google and came across this post and I'm so glad I did - such inspiring pictures! I love the painted tyres!! I'm saving my kids wellies so I can have a row of them planted up on the decking - can't wait! I'm going to look around the rest of your blog now :) Tracy x

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  31. What, that car is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! I found some cute outdoor planters on sale that I'm saving for next summer. I want my garden to look as good as any of these!

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  32. I'm enjoying the photos I can see, but many of the new ones are broken hyperlinks. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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