I’m drawn to rusty stuff. Tubs, buckets, old tools. Anything rusty and crusty seems to find it’s way in my car when I go junking. I’m going to a craft show next weekend, and I wanted to take some of my rusty garden containers, potted with flowers for the fall. After looking around in the storage building, I found an old rusty bucket, and a mailbox that I had forgotten about. I had been to Lowe’s to pick up some flowers and found these new fall zinnias in an orange color.
The succulents are in an old file cabinet drawer that I had left lying in the woods. Great way to get it rusty!
This little rusty bucket is filled with half price containers of calibrochoa I found at Lowe’s. I bought two pots at 1/4 of the original price. They were $1.50 each. They won’t overwinter, but I think we have enough summer weather left, and it was a good way to add some color underneath this pine tree inexpensively They are yellow and red, and when full, will look great in this rusty bucket in my metal child’s chair.
If you are a fan of flea market gardening like I am, then rusty garden containers are a must in your garden. After all, they don’t cost much and you don’t to worry about them rusting!