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Many household objects can be used as containers in the garden. I love to use old chairs in the garden to add height and interest to an area that might be otherwise plain without it.

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Many can be found on trash day, free for the taking. This one was without a seat, so I stapled a wire basket to the underside of the chair and added a cocoa liner. A layer of newspaper in the liner helps to retain moisture as cocoa liners can dry out easily in the heat of the summer. Fill with plants and good quality potting soil that contains a slow release fertilizer and moisture holding crystals.

By Dottie from Pennellville, NY

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful

I'm always looking for neat ideas for container gardening and your chair is beautiful. Thanks for the excellent photo and directions.

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By Jean in GA (Guest Post)
April 13, 20060 found this helpful

Some people can make trash into treasures and you are one of them. I LOVE IT! I may try that here.

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful

Although I've seen this idea done before, I've never seen it done any better than yours. What a wonderful picture, too. I also like your addition of the frog - too cute! Is how you found the chair or did you paint it? It looks like Spring has sprung in Pennellville, NY!

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By jojo (Guest Post)
April 13, 20060 found this helpful

That's so beautiful.

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful

I too have seen these done and I have to agree with FlaKathy..Yours is the best I've seen. Thanks for the nice photo. GG Vi

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April 13, 20060 found this helpful

What a great idea and WOW it looks great!
Thank you for sharing with us, and for inspiring us.

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Annie

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By Aquarius (Guest Post)
April 14, 20060 found this helpful

That is fantastic......gives a whole new meaning and idea for those old worn out chairs. I am not familiar with Cocoa paper, can you please tell me where to purchase it? When you email please leave out the spaces Lmm3880 @ hotmail . com

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April 14, 20060 found this helpful

That's absolutely darling! I love it!

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April 14, 20060 found this helpful

I have heard these called Fairy Chairs. I did a google search, there
were many results.

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By gail2656 (Guest Post)
April 15, 20060 found this helpful

I've always wanted to do this and after seeing yours I think I'm going to try to do it this summe...now I've got to start looking for a chair...thanks for the inspiration...gail

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April 27, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks everyone...I've never heard them called fairy chairs before...maybe because this one is life size....aren't the fairy chairs miniature? Anyway, I'm glad you liked it. Happy Gardening!

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August 31, 20180 found this helpful

Absolutely stunning. Wish I had a big tree that I could sit one under.

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The simplicity of it is what makes it so nice. Thanks for sharing.

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August 31, 20180 found this helpful

Gorgeous!! I see so many chairs on trash days! I will have to rescue one and create a neat planter like this? I have a few bare spots in my yard that need a little creative love!

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September 1, 20181 found this helpful

What a lovely idea and many thanks for the inspiration.
It's quite autumnal here in Shropshire,England and so I'm going to plant up some ivy and bulbs to give a bit if extra colour.
Many thanks clever lady
Kind regards
Carol

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