You can never have enough containers, but buying at the garden center can soon prove quite a drain on your cash. There is another way and that is to use what you already have, namely old furniture that is no longer needed. If you are not sure how this would work then here are fifteen examples to give you plenty of ideas. I found these in an article by Mary Madsen over on the Wimp website.

Gardening just might be one of the best hobbies out there. It’s been shown to relieve stress, it provides physical exercise, and the fruits of your labor really add to the beauty of your home and yard. You don’t need to have much space to create a garden to be proud of, either; you can even use the space and structures you already have if you think a bit outside of the box.
Don’t want to spend a bunch of money, though? You definitely don’t need to, no matter your gardening goals. If you want to grow?your own fruits and veggies, you can make things easier on yourself at practically no cost by building your own greenhouse. You can also make your own one-of-a-kind planter using things you might already have, like this clever DIY planter made from tires. No tires hanging around? Well, if you have any unused, old furniture, you’re in luck!

1. Dresser Full Of Flowers

Pamela Field
If you’ve got a dresser that needs refinishing, you can spend hours making it look nice enough for the guest room … or you can fill it full of flowers!

2. Give Your Flowers A Seat

Jalena Rusaw-Slape
Everyone has seen those adorable vintage chairs with wicker seats that have definitely seen better days, with holes in the wicker that make them completely unusable as seating. Fix the problem by using them as planters instead.

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