17 Apr '11, 2pm

Easy Container Gardening: Can Planters - Planet Green

Easy Container Gardening: Can Planters - Planet Green

One of the simplest, prettiest ideas I've seen for growing on a wall or fence is to use large cans (such as those that hold ground coffee or cans that many restaurants use. These usually contain tomato sauce or vegetables.) I came across the idea first in Gayla Trail's fabulous book, You Grow Girl! and was happy to track the project's inventor down online, where she offers instructions for how to make your own hanging can garden. Another great idea is to use standard size cans, such as those that soups and canned vegetables come in, as herb planters. This post from Casa Sugar shows how to do that, and then either attach them with magnets to a fridge or other surface. They'd also look great lined up on a windowsill. Over at Apartment Therapy , they show how to cover the cans with decorative paper or fabrics and use them as planters for succulents. And, finally, I came acros...

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