While growing your flowers and vegetables in containers is a good idea for several reasons, some people are not satisfied with a conventional planter or flowerpot, but insist on using all sorts of strange objects for this purpose. In this case it’s wheels, specifically three wheels in the form of a tricycle. The people at the Garden Lovers Club have assembled a list of fourteen of these machines, some real tricycles and others just designs, but all based on three wheels.
If you?re a regular reader, you know about our undying affection for quirky, unique, and upcycled planter ideas. We get pretty excited about the process of turning old, strange objects into original container gardens. There?s often nothing more satisfying than turning an unused antique into a work of art that also happens to house your plants.
We?ve covered ideas for quirky indoor planters and hanging planters and even mailbox gardens, but here we?re looking at possibly our favorite yet: tricycle planters! The idea of converting old, unused, but beautiful tricycles to house or favorite plants is an exciting one. Even better, it?s a relatively unique practice that will truly stand out to friends and family.
While upcycling and restoring old tricycles is our preferred way of achieving this handsome garden look, we won?t hold it against you for buying a purpose-built tricycle sculpture from your local gardening or landscaping shop. These capture the shape and essence of the traditional tricycle without any of the necessary restoration work, giving you a fun and rustic centerpiece for your garden.
Either way you go about it, we hope you feel inspired by these fantastic, fun ideas. There?s so much more to gardening, always over the next horizon. We?re excited to see what rolls up next.
1.?Radio Flyer Basket Planter
We love the adorable way this project utilizes the built-in baskets of the Radio Flyer tricycle to make a fun and fresh look. Instead of an old, restored tricycle, it utilizes a bright new one, but if you?re going for this specific look or you don?t have access to something more used, it?s perfect. Fill the baskets with your own smaller container gardens or plant directly in them.
2. Purpose-built Tricycle Planter
For our second example, we?re kind of cheating. Please don?t tell! Instead of reusing an old tricycle, this project simply involves placing your planters into a purpose-built tricycle-shaped container garden sculpture. Those wheels might be hard to actually ride on, but they sure look the part. The ornate curves and built-in planter holders make it a worthy garden accessory, upcycled or not.
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