I've had to wean myself off coffee (sob sob) and I'm drinking a good tasting hemp coffee-like drink --the THC has been removed!--which comes in an attractive brown shiny metal container. I know I will have to make a bunch of holes in the bottom for drainage, but is there any reason why I couldn't use it as a container? I like the look of hippie elegant (something really spiffy next to something that looks dragged from a dumpster). Indyfilmz
Coffee cans as containers?
Long ago, on a visit to Mexico, there were rows and rows of Tomato cans (big ones, about the size of 3 lb. coffee cans) and they were loaded with geraniums. It was so beautiful that 24 years later I can still see it in my mind. They were up on second story balconies, across roadways, everywhere there was space. You go girl!
I have seen a magazine with this same idea. They also used galvanized buckets and tubs too. It is a really nice look. You can plant all kinds of plant in them. It is also a great way to recycle these cans, and keep them out of ours dumps. Please post some pictures if you can. I would love to see them. *S*
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Rose, have those containers gone rusty? Wouldn't that be bad for the plant? Indyfilmz
I don't know how it would affect the plant to be honest. Good question.
Patti, I remember that article in the magazine about the trash cans for tomatoes. It said it was becoming the in thing to grow things in the cans and that tomatoes especially luv getting their feet warm in them.
The magazine is over a year old , and I just can't part with it. I think it would be too hot here in Houston to put tomatoes in trash cans. I think I would end up with soup. LOL
I use a galvenized trash can for my bird seed and every year I toy with the idea of painting it. Finally, I just hid it behind the Hydrangea. But now I'm thinking about it again. I wonder if there are any products that could be used to stencil on metal. Anyone know? I'm not exactly Ms Arts and Crafts, but I've stenciled on word before and I really liked how it came out.
I know there is metal paint you can buy at Michaels.