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We are replacing a leaking toilet. I would like some suggestions as to how to "recycle" the old, but clean and stain free, toilet into my garden. I can't make drainage holes in the tank without breaking it. What kinds of plants would you guys recommend that won't drown during our heavy rain storms? I am "creating" a cute outhouse theme corner with a scarecrow and an old wooden door.

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By catastrofy from Winnipeg, Canada

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Toilet Planter

It should already have drainage holes in the tank top &amp; bottom (where the water comes in &amp; goes out).

If it has no holes (which I kinda doubt) it's very, very hard to drill through glazed ceramics. (I'm a potter by trade). You'd need a diamond bit &amp; water to cool it. The bit will slip around! I wouldn't even attempt it myself. Sorry. You could take it to a glass or mirror shop &amp; have them drill it for you.

Also, in Canada it my break from freezing in the winter. I'd be best to cover it in the fall before it freezes. (07/28/2009)

By Cyinda

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I am having the same problem as one of the older posts. The tank is draining, but the bowl is filling up and staying full! As of now, I have marigolds in the tank, with a small sign that reads, &quot;Stop and smell the roses&quot;, and miniature poppies in the bowl, with a small sign that reads, &quot;Welcome to our funny farm&quot; with a scarecrow leaning against the wall beside the &quot;commode&quot; and an old satellite dish connected to an old T.V. by a rope, in front of the &quot;commode&quot;. It looks cute and funny, and my back door friends also love it, but I think the bowl is too wet for the poppies. Anyone know of any plants that don't mind having their feet wet all the time? (07/28/2009)

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