15 Crazy-Creative Container Gardens
Pickup trucks and even bathtubs are inspired containers in these inventive gardens.
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Stock Tank Pond
The University of Tennessee Gardens used giant stock tanks to create beautiful garden ponds.
A Dragon Wagon
Decatur, Georgia's Wylde Center uses this cute dragon garden created from a child's wagon as a teaching tool. wlydecenter.org
Fairy Garden Fun
HGTVGardens community member Barbara Stanley made a fanciful fairy garden out of an old hospital nursery crib.
In A Pickup Truck
That rusty ol' truck found new life as a raised bed at the University of Tennessee Gardens!
Handyman extraordinaire and HGTV writer Mick Telkamp (with help from his adorable nieces) crafted this strawberry tower by drilling holes into a PVC pipe.
Kick It To the Curb, Literally
This savvy HGTVGardens community member Liatris took a broken dryer, lined the barrel with gravel and hardware cloth and filled it with ornamentals to create this striking planter.
Bad Back Be Gone!
Gardening can be tough, but HGTVGardens community member John wouldn't let his bad back stand in the way: he crafted tall raised beds by stacking milk crates inside of a wooden surround. No more pain from bending over!
Is there anything those fabric shoe racks aren't good for? HGTVGardens community member Diane Parker filled her shoe organizer with fragrant herbs and hung it right next to the grill for handy access.
Speaking of grills, HGTVGardens community member Monica R Maroney fired up this old charcoal grill by filling it with flowers.
Yes, That's a Bathtub
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. HGTVGardens community members Fred and Anita skipped the wooden raised beds and opted for rescued bathtubs.
After the laundry's done, try planting potatoes in your basket like HGTVGardens community member Barbara. One of these dollar store finds can yield around 8-10 pounds of potatoes!
Squirrels, deer, rabbits and other pests are the bane of an edible gardener's existence. But HGTVGardens community member Joe Ventimiglia invented a way to keep the garden thieves out: he used old tent poles and chicken wire to create a hinged cage to protect his precious veggies.
Rain Boot Planter
Old red rubber boots are cleverly filled with trailing strawberry plants creating a delightful patio summer planter.
Mason Jar Succulent
What once held homemade salsa is now home to this cute succulent.
Cinder Block Beds
This gardening duo used inexpensive cinder blocks to create lots of raised beds for veggies and herbs.