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Buckets of Flowers

What do you do with some old galvanized buckets especially if they have holes in the bottom???
Of course…
you make a fabulous planter that lets your petunias cascade down the side with style!
Buckets of Flowers…

buckets of flowers

Truthfully, I did this last summer..and LOVED it!
Every time I drove up and I spotted it, it made me smile.
For those of you that missed it here is the run down.

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Gather up your buckets

For this to work you need them in descending sizes.


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Create Good Drainage

For the ones that don’t have holes..or the holes are not large enough, then whip out your drill and drill some.
Add a good inch or two of perlite…it keeps the roots nice and airy.

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Add Support

To save on potting soil and to give some support to your second bucket, add an upturned pot, this is a typical 1 gallon black nursery pot.

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Stack & /Fill

Just stack your buckets and fill with a good quality potting soil.
The topmost bucket did not have much of a bottom (rusted out) so I just plopped it on top of the soil of the middle bucket. 

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Plant it full of your favorite flowers…and.. Voila!    Instant gorgeous planter for your enjoyment.

I prefer to use trailing plants but this would look great with succulents too.

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Switch out the flowers seasonally.

In early Spring I had violas spilling out and delighting our eyes.

Galvanized bucket planter filled with voilas or pansies,
Happy Planting! 

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Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie

Thursday 29th of August 2013

I love your planter and your flowers are so pretty! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project at The Pin Junkie Link Party. It was featured this week. I hope you'll stop by and grab a featured button at


Friday 30th of August 2013

Thanks so much for the feature, I could not find the Featured button but I did post your regular button with the words "I've been Featured" right above it. :)

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