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Unusual Planters

I love creative gardening – you know, when people do creative things in their gardens with plants and planting vessels. Like these two old boats filled with vegetable plants and the other with Nasturtiums. A friend of mine was in the little fishing village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast recently and they stopped off for coffee at a little place called “Oep vir Koep”. (For our non-South African readers, “oep vir koep” literally translated that means “open for buying”). Its a very quaint little place and popular because of its uniqueness. Here you can buy local delicacies such as fig preserve, snoek, bokkoms, koeksusters (a sweet pastry) and other local brands.

I would love to get something really unique and different to place somewhere in my garden … maybe an antique wheelbarrow overflowing with some pretty flowers!


Boat with Veggies

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Boat with Nasturtiums


By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

2 replies on “Unusual Planters”

Oh man … old buckets, you could do something wonderful with old buckets in the garden, specially if you have more than one !! Hmmm, I have some old cooking pots and things, now I’m also thinking 🙂

This is so cute! I love it! I also love these creative ways to make your garden come alive! I have old buckets I can use to create something nice.Hmmmmmmmm now you have me thinking !!

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