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Thinking ahead DIY Fourth of July Galvanized Bucket Planters


Thinking ahead to the Fourth of July holiday I thought it would be fun to go ahead and
put some red, white, and blue flower planters together to place by my new fence.

For my planters, I ran across these galvanized buckets at a feed store,
and thought they would be perfect.
Then I found the flowers that I wanted to use in them.. it was a little harder
to find red, white, and a blue then I thought it would be but thankfully
we finally found them!




Just like my galvanized tub turned planter,
it was time to get out my drill and give these buckets a drainage hole.

putting a hole in these brand spanking new buckets? 
husband gasps Lol.
just kidding he knew what I wanted them for :0)





Drainage hole complete.


Then I got all my supplies gathered up to get these beauties planted



I placed my potting soil / fertilizer mix in and was ready to plant, yay!



Removed the bucket labels, and
check
them
 out!!!

Can you picture them when the flowers are much fuller?




I placed 3 of them along my rustic fence under my wire hanging planters that
I previously made. 
I also added a red and deep purple petunia to the hanging baskets to add
even more pop to them and tie them together with my bucket planters
a little more.

My hanging baskets do have to be watered often so I may eventually move them to
the deck to keep a closer eye on them and make watering a little easier.

Which is totally fine with me because I actually have another hanging basket idea
I want to do for the fence and I have been keeping an eye out for the perfect ones.
I would love to use some on the entire fence line eventually (garden goals) :0)



I am looking forward to the flowers growing and filling up the "planters,"
they will be a stand out for sure.

In fact I have liked these so much that I purchased more buckets/flowers and
placed some up by the house as well.


Products used: galvanized 10 qt buckets.
  red geraniums, white petunias, a blue colored alyssum lobularia,
organic potting mix, and plant starter.
  

                                            

                                                                                                           



                                                                                                       
  Can you tell I am really liking the galvanized items for planters this year! 
They are fairly inexpensive, (was less expensive at our local feed store) they are sturdy,
and just an eye catcher to me. 

What are some of your favorite things to plant?
                                       
                                                                                                                  - TinaH


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Galvanized Tub Turned Planter

In full on gardening mode, I have been looking at planters and have found some beautiful ones.
I have several on my wish list.

However, if you have priced planters.. some of them are c r a z y expensive and just not in my
budget right now. (I'd rather buy more plants) :o)

Do you see the Pretty Purple Flowers below? Gorgeous!
I have several of those and love how they perform so when I saw a came across
a pink one at a local store, of course a couple of those came home with me too.
However, I needed a new planter for them.

I found a few I was debating on, and then I ran across a entire section of galvanized tray's,
tubs/ice buckets, utensil holders,  and this oval tub/ice bucket caught my eye:



Perfect!

All I needed to do was get out my drill and add a drainage hole.


(I bought my drill in a drill combo kit - can be found here)




Drainage Hole Complete!

Then I took the planter to my planting station and sat it in my cart, and
added my potting mix.



I placed my plants to get a visual..


So pretty!
Then planted them up and chose to add in a creeping jenny plant as well.


This beautiful "planter" found a spot on my back deck where I can enjoy it all the time!


The brassy tone handles are such a fun touch.







Aren't these some of the prettiest flowers?
These particular flowers are: Supertunia Pink Star Charm by proven winners.

Supertunia's are definitely some of my favorites!

Here are a few other tubs that look like they would be cute planted up as well:


                            


                 

I think it is so fun to think outside the box in using items for planters..
I have a succulent in a coffee cup with saucer behind it that I think is just adorable,
an old chicken feeder, and so on..
what kind of unique planters have you used?                                                                                     




                                                                                                                             - TinaH







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