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Cool Creative Containers


This month, Life on the Balcony’s Carnival o’ Blogs is all about using unconventional containers. On March 15th Fern will be posting all of the submissions on her great blog. Last month my Little Red Wagon of Succulents was a hit! After poking around the yard a little,  I found a few non-traditionally potted plants hanging out. Matti has a ceramic bit for the drill, so everything has drainage. You can turn almost anything in to a container.

Cuppa Oregon

Cookie Tiger has Senecio rowleyanus hair

Popples Lunchbox

Another Interesting Cookie Jar

Cousin's old rim

Wagon of Succulents

We really like funky, unusual containers. Garage sales and thrift stores are the best places to find cool stuff. Check our some of these older blogs for more cool container ideas:

Succulent Box Goes Vertical

Vertical Succulent Garden from Found Object

Thrift Store Succulent Storage

Cacti Riding the Bull

Staghorn Saturday


  1. Very creative! (except for the evil-looking tiger – it scares me.)

  2. As an Oregonian I officially approve of your planted up Oregon cup, well done!

  3. Nice post. Love yr photos

  4. Am here again for another look :) very nice – just noticed the small pipe – SO CUTE!!

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  6. Great post. I particularly love the lunch box.

  7. oooh I love love love – what wonderful ideas. Maybe I could get some like this for my herbs! now you’ve got me thinking :)

  8. I LOVE the tiger and wagon ones! They are so cute! I don’t think my son would be pleased if I used his wagon though ;P

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  10. love the containers, but what type of planting soil do you use? and do you have to drain holes in the bottom of the containers for drainage?

    • We use potting soil that’s around. Sometimes we mix up our own blends. All of our containers outside have drainage. For the ceramic objects we use a ceramic bit and a drill. For metal stuff we punch holes.

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  12. very cute Ilove it.

  13. love your site, just came across it. love the cookie jar idea. need to learn to drill holes in ceramic stuff.

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