Sunday 10 June 2012

Unusual Garden Planters

Dear friends!!!
On the "quest" to make the house ready for my mom, 

I had to plant some flowers around...
I am NOT a gardener, but one of my best friends, 
Ingrid, IS!!!!
SO, on Friday she came over and off to the garden center 

we went!!!
Ladies. I need to make a parentheses here just to let you know my head is SPINNING 
from my first upholstery job 
(on my own). The compressor hose BROKE and scared the hell out of me!!! It was already more than 9pm and David said: "you are done." LOL!! And he gave me some candy and told me to sit down! So here I am!!!
Ok, back to the flowers!
I am just going to show you! I am sure you are also tired and just want some eye candy!!!

Pickle Jars made in Canada! Loved them!
We planted Dahlias and Lavender and the other yellow flower that looks like a daisy in each one. 

It took me a while to get bark mulch in both sides of the front yard. Now it looks too brown... So we are working on brightening up, but I don't want to plant a bunch of bushes, because that's how it was before...

These are in the back. Basically there is a square of gravel and one post on each side. There is grass on either side of the gravel.
Back to the front door(remember those 2 little plants on the floor):

Picked those 2 kettles in a garage sale. 
Ingrid tried to take that Fern out 
but couldn't, so we just left it alone.
We tried to plant a Fairy Garden since I saw many of them in Blogland recently!

And remember those little plants on the floor?
 I was inspired but Sherry from The Charm of Home. 
She planted a pansy in a creamer in Spring, and I fell in love!

I think this succulent is a little "unruly" LOL!
I liked the grass in the creamer better!

I hope you have fun with unusual containers this Summer!

I a sharing my planters at:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. I love them Claudine!! I love gardening but have zero time for it lately... you may have inspired me though, to take a little time out for it again!!

    xo, Leanne

    1. Dear Leanne! It took us from 2pm to 6:30pm to meet, head to the store, buy everything and plant them!
      We took a long time at the store, though! I have to say the hardest one to make was the little Fairy garden. Hard to choose the pants and to plant them. Because we were experimenting!!! Now Ingrid wants one, too!
      Thank you so much for coming by!!!

  2. I was hoping to go to the garden centre tonight - You just gave me inspiration !! YOU are so creative
    Thanks Claudine !!
    See you soon

    1. As a former professional photographer I have to tell you, I am very impressed by your photography. You have REAL TALENT AND YOU COULD MAKE A TON OF MONEY DOING THIS!!!! That being said it kind of ruined my love of photography when I turned it into a business so maybe you should stay happy and shoot for fun. Love your blog!

    2. You are too kind, Kelley!I cannot believe I inspire people, LOL!!!They were not really hard to plant! We chose things that were not expensive, and the colors we liked! I found these containers at a garage sale! LOVED them! Paid $50 for all three and ONE lid!

    3. Hi, Steve!!! I hope you get this reply!!!
      Seriously??? You think my photos are good???
      I think I am the WORST photographer ever!!! No, I think I am the second worst, my husband is the worst, LOL!
      I have such a hard time taking pictures! You surely cheered me up!!! Thank you so much for coming over and following me!

  3. So excited for your moms visit!
    Your pickle crocks are amazing!

    1. I know, I had never seen anything like that!
      Scored them at a garage sale!
      Thank you so much for visiting!
      I will find time to come and visit you in Langley!
      I am a recent follower of your blog!

  4. All of them look great! so original and cute!
    I think your mom will love them!

    1. Thank you so much, Tatiana!!!
      I always try to plant right before she visits, so the flowers are still alive when she comes, LOL!
      I love your blog!!!

  5. love, love, love the containers you used! <3

    1. Welcome, Monica!!!
      I am so glad you love them me too!!!
      It is so great to actually LOVE the results of our projects, right?? Unfortunately it doesn't happen 100% of the time for me, LOL! Just got a stool upholstered... doesn't look so great...
      Thank you so much for commenting and following me!

  6. Dear friends!!! Thank you so much for your comments!!! My husband is going to Scotland TODAY so I haven't had the time to answer each one of you, but will do it tonight! I REALLY APPRECIATE your comments!!!

  7. Replies
    1. Oi, Vanessa!
      Seja bem vinda!
      Interessante o teu blog! Passei a te seguir, assim a gente se fala mas seguido! Eu vou tentar colocar aquele "translate" no meu blog tambem, para o pessoal no Brasil poder ler!
      Um abraco!!

  8. I love your planters Claudine, they are unique, great pictures as well!....from Rosa Amelia (from Peru)

    1. Hola, Rosa!!!
      I am so glad you came over to my blog!!!
      My friend Ingrid, the one that helped me plant, is from Honduras! Hablamos Portunhol, aca (hahahahaha)!!!
      Let's keep in touch!

    2. That is funny what you and Ingrid speak "PORTUñOL", I speak spanglish though, hahaha.
      Am not familiar what a blog really is for, do I have to create my own account and name to be on it?
      Have you finished your little stool yet?

      Hasta pronto!....Rosa Amelia.

    3. Hi, Rosa!!! Sorry I missed this comment!
      Yes I finished the stool doesn't look so great lol!
      I will write a post about it soon!
      I write my blog because I felt like I did nothing at home, so I decided
      to register a few things I did like cooking and painting!
      It was just to share ideas at first but soon I will start a business and have some stuff to sell as well!
      Thank you for reading!!!!

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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! So beautiful, Dine!!!!! Loved it all!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Love all of your unique planters! So pretty!

    1. Hi, Lisa!
      Thank you so much for coming over!
      I know, I loved all these containers!!!

  12. Thanks for posting these pictures as they worked as a new idea for me

    1. Thank you!!!
      I had a hard time decorating and I am still trying hard to make the house look prettier outside! I am not much of a gardener!
      I appreciate you reading and leaving a comment!