An Old, Rusty Watering Can Finds New Purpose

I like old things.  So, when I spotted an old, galvanized watering can at an antique shop – I knew

I like old things.  So, when I spotted an old, galvanized watering can at an antique shop – I knew it had to be in my garden.

However, I wasn’t going to use it for watering my plants…

I decided that it would make a unique container for annual flowers.

My old watering can made the perfect container, once I made a few holes on the bottom for drainage.  It sits in the middle of one of my vegetable gardens where I can view it from my kitchen window.  (You can see radishes, carrots, broccoli and nasturtiums surrounding my newest planter.  I think vegetable gardens should look attractive, so I always have some flowers growing nearby).

Violas, Alyssum and Lobelia are just a few of my favorite cool-season annuals.

Do you have any unusual containers in your garden?

Please share them with us!

Need some ideas for winter containers? Check out this great Birds & Blooms article.

Noelle Johnson
Noelle Johnson is a horticulturist, writer and certified arborist who lives and gardens in the desert Southwest. She is the CEO and owner of 'AZ Plant Lady,' an education company that aims to help people garden successfully in the desert climate. She is the author of the book, Dry Climate Gardening, and her byline has appeared in publications such as Birds & Blooms and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine. She is an instructor at the Desert Botanical garden and Tucson Botanical Gardens.