Thursday, March 26, 2009

happy home-maker: {recycled container gardening}



i'm loving all of the innovative gardens and gardening i'm seeing out there in the world.  from the amazing raised veggie beds from adriana at victory home & garden to rachel's innovative use of old wine crates, transformed and repurposed into gardening items over at heart of light.  and of course it's old news now, but the veggie garden at the white house is such important news, what a great example to set for the rest of the country...i certainly don't have the space that they have, but that's where all of these cool containers and creative uses of objects are so inspirational. 

today over at vintage indie, i spotted these great recycled mobile gardens from etsy seller semper nova.  i love that they rescue old items and transform them into something living and beautiful.

{photo credit:  semper nova via vintage indie}

ps.  adriana at victory home & garden is working on a punk rock gardening podcast.  how cool is that?  go over there right now & ask her your burning edible garden questions.  {and i'm sure she'll field a question or two about the clash or the germs if you ask nicely.}

8 comments:

Adriana said...

Those wine crates are classy! I’m thinking of using them just to make me look like I have cuth. Thanks for the shout out!

PS, I’m stalking your garden flickr photo page… Is that wrong?

cevd said...

ok so i have been convinced to get off my lazy bum and make a portable garden (we move a bit). i started scouring craigslist for wine crates but now um, those drawers, i must have them on my porch filled with herbs and such.

Rachel said...

I love those drawers! Amazing. We frequently have very sad and unsalvageable dressers tossed in our dumpster, and now maybe I could do some rescuing.

cevd - I can give you the name of the guy I bought my wine crates from. He owns a wine shop or something, so he basically always has them and you could pick them up while you're in LA.

christina said...

@adriana: ha...the stalking is mutual, so it's ok ;)
@cevd: hooray for portable gardens!!
@rachel: i want his name, too please...

Lisa said...

The drawers are beautiful! We're limited to container gardening (very urban Chicago environment) and I've used thrift store finds like mugs, pitchers and a broken crock pot, but will need to look into some of these ideas. I've also seen wagons and toilets used as planters that turned out pretty well.

twoladiesinwaiting.com said...

Hi there -- I just discovered your blog and it's lovely. My wife and I just got married this month and I, somehow, missed a whole world to our-kind-of-wedding blogs -- despite the fact that I'm a blogger. Very besy to you.

Brad@Container Gardening said...

Those pictures certainly give me great inspiration.

THANK YOU!!

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Oooh, I like the idea of using drawers and containers!