Thursday, May 19, 2016

GALVANIZED TUB PLANTERS, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!


As we start to clean off the porch, we begin to turn to thinking of ways to have greenery and things growing.  Sure we could used clay pots (which we have a lot of) but we always feel like it should be something different.  And when I saw this idea at HOUZZ.com, we loved it.  It's a shop (somewhere) that the owners change out the plantings seasonally.  We love the use of galvanized tubs as they see much more "farm-y" (yeah, I just made that word up, ha!).  

Looks like the owner of these put some wooden feet on the bottom.  Seems pretty easy to do.  And leaving them 'natural', i.e. no painting, they would work great and look good.


We like the idea of seasonally changing plants too.  I can find these tubs all over the place here in town (several farm supply and garden / feed stores have them) so once the porch is cleaned off, this would be easy to implement.  

Now we just have to get on that...hmm, maybe in a few more weekends. 

Be inspired!


22 comments:

Katie C. said...

I like the feet. This way your floor boards don't get damaged. You could even use casters!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love the way they planted them too!

Anne in the kitchen said...

This is a brilliant idea! I am absolutely going to steal it for the lake place. I have a few fence post finials that I could spray paint and attach.

A Maine Homestead said...

Great look!

helbergfarmstories.com said...

Maybe you should look at pots in pots. We saw it in a segment of Growing a Greener World (also on .com). Big nurseries put pots in ground then put a pot with plant into it. We now do that for our seasonals. You could do the same with this!?! Pick tubs the size you want, then pic plant pots that will fit in them (also will keep the plants better - if it sits in the sun, that metal tub gets nasty hot!). Put in the stuff you want, take it out -no hassle - when done, then switch out new as your likes or season changes. Just a thought to share. FYI - we are 2 sisters on a 20 acre farm in CO. LOL

Gemmagirl said...

Gee I wish our place would lend itself to being "farmy". I love these nonetheless.

Texas Rose said...

I love this look!

Fiona said...

what about using native rock for the feet? I do like the ballfeet but how would the wood last?

Tewshooz said...

I love the wooden feet. We have some of these waterers that won't hold water for the sheep anymore....they are going to be planters with feet now. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

helbergfarmstories is so right about those metal tubs getting super hot. I lost a beautiful flower garden by making it in a oblong metal watering trough due to the sun heating the metal, and it killed every plant in it! Thick pots placed inside the tubs may give the best results, in order to keep the dirt and roots from literally baking because of the hot metal. They are beautiful to use otherwise. Sadly I learned the hard way. ~Pam in Louisiana~

Colleen said...

I love planted galvanized containers. The ball feet (Wooden finials) are painted and sealed, plus sitting on a porch like that, they aren't sitting in water so they should last for sometime, plus they can be replaced.
Now, If I had a nice porch or cement patio deck I would use casters on the bottom so if need be, I could just roll them instead of picking them up to move.
If a person where to sit something like this out in the yard, than I would sit the tubs on bricks or maybe them 2-4 inch sq.cement blocks - stepping stones.
Nice thing about container gardening, you can plant for the seasons or plant and / or decorate them up for the holidays

1st Man said...

I loves the feet too. Thanks for the casters suggestion too!

1st Man said...

Yes, my stuff never looks as good once it blooms out, ha.

1st Man said...

Glad you liked it, that's why we save these, to have things to remember to do. Fence post finials! That would work great!!!

1st Man said...

Yep, thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Pots in pots! Great idea! I like the idea of being able to easily switch in and out so easily. Thanks for that, and I'll check the website too. Thanks!!!! And welcome and thanks for sharing your experience. We love it!!!

1st Man said...

Pam in Louisiana, thank you for this first hand experience. These would definitely be on a semi shady porch but I'll have to take that into account! We all learn the hard way more often than not, ha. Thanks again!!!

1st Man said...

Ha, I hear ya! Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

OOH! That's a great idea. And we have some river rock laying around that could work. Thanks! cause yeah, not sure how watering and the wood would hold up..

1st Man said...

Awesome!! I hope it works, keep us posted!!

1st Man said...

Now that's a great point, thanks!!! And seasonal planting/decorating is a great idea. Thanks!!!