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Monday, April 27, 2015

Recycled Junk for Sedum Planters

 I have a lot of poultry equipment that is too rusted out for its' original purpose - watering poultry. The hanging planters full of sedums are the lids of old chicken waterers. We drilled holes in the bottoms of the lids to string wire through them. Then I planted sedums I dug up from around our gardens and walk ways. Sedums grow very well here and bloom abundantly in the summer and fall. Our honeybees love them. The hens & chicks ( sedums below hanging planters ) are in hyper -tufa planters I made last year.

 I have 10 more poultry watering containers to turn into hanging planters. I am going to have a lot of fun ! Maybe I'll plant some hanging geraniums, or Kenilworth Ivy in a few. Those plants always do well for me.
 The days have been very warm and today the temperature was almost 80 degrees in the shade of the porch. Our porch thermometer and the weather man said so .The ducks sought shade under our hostas for their afternoon naps.
Tomorrow the weather forecast calls for temps in the 60's and a light rain so it should be a very good day to recycle a few more old poultry waterers and give them new life as planters. By the way, the bottoms of the old waterers are also great planters , click here to see them. *

15 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Love what you have done to make these old chicken bits into planters. It is wonderful to recycle/repurpose things.

The ducks look content under the hostas.

I love that photo of you in the sidebar, saved it to my folder for you in my 'puter.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Lori Leigh said...

I have seen the bottoms of the watering containers made into flower pots, but not the tops. This is a GREAT idea!
Lori from LL Farm

Karen said...

This is a great idea, and you will have good weather for working on the planters. I really like your new profile photo. Have a great day.

B.Y.S. said...

Very nice!

Amy

Deb said...



I love your gardening ideas,
Kathy.

L. D. said...

I really like sedum but guess I can grow it only in the house. I had new Hens and Chickens and they did not make it through the winter. Love the ducks and your whole place that you live.

Stella Jones said...

They look really nice planted up like that and it's very resourceful of you to use them in this way. I love the hen and chicks plants too. I remember how well they grew when I was in Tennessee.

Leigh said...

Hi. I came by to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to comment on mine. The first thing I noticed was your avatar and wondered if you have Jacob sheep and I see you do!

Brilliant idea for the planter. That's just the kind of stuff that I love.

happywonderer.com said...

Love the re-purposed equipment for planters. Very cool...

Mildred said...

Sweet photos of the ducks napping. My first job out of college was working as Admin. Asst. at an agri business poultry equipment mfg. I love what you have done with these pieces and I have good luck with sedums/succulents, also.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great way to use up non used "stuff" :)

Theresa said...

Wonderful way to display the plants! I LOVE hostas:) Mine are popping out and looking beautiful! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Kim said...

I love that idea. I have an old chicken waterer lid in my flower garden just sitting there. Guess I need to put it to use!

Deanna said...

Neat what you have done.
Attractive idea.
These would sure cheer up the porch or patio!
d

Daisy said...

This is a great idea to re-purpose something that still has some value left to it and not just throw it away. Love the ducks! :)