I used an old wheelbarrow by drilling holes in the bottom for drainage, throw in some gravel then top w/soil and plants. Plants that hang off the sides look great and something big and flashy in the middle. You can also lay the barrow on its side and design from there.
Another great tip is using old chairs that have lost their seat in them.
By Sarah Cox from Hixson, TN
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If you love strawberries I have found that the best place to grow them so nothing eats them and they get the best sun all day is in an old wheelbarrow. The strawberries stay clean, they can live on the back verandah or wherever you can keep an eye on the birds etc.
This was an old wheelbarrow I got for $1.00 at a garage sale. It is filled with rosemary, chives, oregano, and mint. I have more than I can use! Make sure you drill some holes in the bottom for drainage.
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My wheelbarrow garden decor. Hope you like it!
An old wheelbarrow can be repurposed as an herb garden. Many herbs are perennials so you can harvest for years to come. If the barrow is intact you can move it about your yard to maximize sun exposure. Fresh herbs are very flavorful, so this creative recycled planter is something to consider.
Spilling wheelbarrow yard decor and planters are quite popular. The attached photo shows one example of this landscape project using coleus.
A fun planter can easily be made from a child's wheelbarrow. This is a page about toy wheelbarrow as flower planter.
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I would appreciate info on planting flowers in a very old wheelbarrow. It has curved sides so not many pots can fit in it.