Thumbs a little green? If you’re lacking experience in the garden, it’s best to start small. Containers are a great way to get your hands dirty as you experiment with gardening, and can offer a lot of bang for your blooming bucks, especially if your outdoor space isn’t sprawling.
Re-purposing unexpected containers adds personality without dinging the green in your wallet. Scour your home for unused vessels, check out garage sales or shop thrift stores for creative options. We’ve rounded up a few that make an impact (just in case your garden doesn’t grow).
Above, vintage muffin tins are a beautiful contrast with fresh green moss, while a metal tackle box is a perfect home for low-maintenance succulents. Just remember to drill holes in the bottom for drainage.
For apartment dwellers with a small-space balcony, maximize your space by planting up. Using walls ensures you have plenty of room for outdoor furniture and other summer essentials. Here a shoe organizer is put to use as a vegetable garden. Each pocket holds a different lettuce or herb – a smart way to grow a variety of edibles.
If you’re just looking for creative containers you won’t see elsewhere in your neighbourhood, don’t miss this DIY project which re-purposes old tires as planters. It’s green in more ways than one!