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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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09 June 2013

An easy re-purpose planter

A fun and easy planting project this last week. Simply a vintage rusty 70's enamel colander has become a unique planter. I am having a love affair with apple green this summer----watch for more projects with this color.

 since the colander by nature is not designed to hold water.....

I moistened and added a thick layer of spaghnum moss to the bottom and part way up the sides.
A good quality potting soil and low growing fragrant Alyssum

 Don't forget to add a saucer underneath the colander!

Once this fills out, I will be back to post the
Viola of this easy re-purpose project.

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Petek Uluğ Peteğin Keyif Dükkanı said...

A nice and creative post...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I have Alyssum in mine, too! ♥

The Painted Cottage Studio said...

Great colander idea, drainage holes are already there. This would give me something fun to look for at the next rummage sale!


Charlene said...

Now I'll be watching my enamel colander for signs of rust just so that I can do this!

Melody said...

Hi Debbi! Great idea. You can also line that colender with Glad Press and Sealfor no leaks on furniture.

Deb said...

Very interesting - I love seeing antiques like that put to good use. Very pretty!

Ann K said...

How creative! And with the holes in the colander, you don't need to make any drainage holes for water overflow!

Jami said...

So clever - I have one that looks just like yours and it's starting to rust - but it came from Ikea. :)

Jody and Stan said...

Love your colander idea. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.

Take Care,

September Violets said...

I've often admired this idea and am still looking for a decent colander in the thrift shop! Great colour on your colander ... blends right into the garden theme. Wendy


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