Ferns look nice in them but I don't want ferns. I'd prefer something that can take some sun. It can get hot here in the summer.
What would you plant in the old boots?
I like both of those ideas. Thanks. I have an old pair of gardening clogs that I will use for planting also. I have a lot of Hens and Chicks growing already so will probably put them in those. The geraniums are a good idea for a very sunny location and would look good in the boots as well.
Baby Crocs and a "shoe" cell phone holder. :)
Hens and chicks..
I saw a regular high heeled shoe hard wrapped with mesh that was dipped in plaster (could use a concrete slurry for outdoor use). Then it was mosaiced . I wish I knew how to link. I have it as a favorite on my Flickr acct. if you google Flickr and find me under gourd- that little line is an underscore but my key board doesn't have it or I can't find it.
Then , after the shoes were sealed, they put small plants, small ice plants and prtulacas would spill over and look great.
How nice to have your late DHs boots. Very nice Kay,
Here is the link to this lady's flicker, she has a tutorial on there
Thank god someone on Dave's forum answered my request on how to link..
Thanks for the link, Gourd. Some very nice ideas there.
Kay, I love those tennis shoes. I have several of the "rat tail" type cacti and I really like that look. Did you drill a hole in the bottom of the shoes for drainage?
Carole, I did not put holes for drainage - water seeps out through the stitching in the soles, plus - I don't water very often. These sneakers are in the greenhouse, which contains enough humidity, naturally, to keep the plants happy.
Doesn't anyone remember what our own David did with boots?
Yes, very nice. Looking for other suggestions as well.
Check out this Google link. Lots of great ideas!
Oh my goodness ... so many ideas ... need more boots. :-D)))