Garden Planters

Gardening is a pastime enjoyed by people both young and old all over the country. Garden accessories, flower, vegetable and herb seeds and flower bulbs found in seed catalogs, nurseries and garden centers offer a variety of choices to please just about anyone.

With the use of planters it is possible to plant both flower seeds and vegetable seeds in a variety of different gardens even if your home has limited gardening space. Planters can be found in free seed catalogs, nurseries and garden centers in a wide selection of choices to include; window boxes, rail planters, floor planters, urns and decorative planters, raised planter boxes (convenience of not having to build your own), trellis planter boxes, rectangular planters, raised garden bed planters, columns to place plants, hanging baskets, wall troughs, plastic liners for planters. The type of planter you purchase from your free seed catalogs or garden center will depend on your needs and type of gardening you do. Planters can be found in cedar, terra cotta, cypress, fiberglass, brass, rattan and wrought iron.

Before making any flower seeds, vegetable seeds and accessories purchases from your free seed catalogs and garden centers it is wise to draw up a garden plan to access what you will be planting and exactly how much space you have to work with.

Potted Chairs

Have an old chair lying around? Here is a great idea to put it to use in the garden. By using the chair as a frame, you can use it as a planter for a unique touch to any patio garden.

What you will need

  • Old chair with broken seat
  • Chicken wire or wire basket
  • Moss
  • Soil
  • Variety of plants to suit sun exposure
  • Plastic secure ties

How to do it

1. Form a hanging basket out of the chicken wire and place the form into the frame of the chair seat. Or, use a pre-made wire basket. Attach basket to inside of chair seat with the plastic secure ties. Snip off the ends with scissors.

2. Line the wire basket with the moss.

3. Layer the soil on top of the moss and add a little water to condition the soil.

4. Begin placing plants into the soil. Select plants that will overhang the edge of the seat and also grow upwards to create a full dimension.