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If you live in Texas, or anywhere near it, you know that spring doesn’t come just once, but that it temperamentally flips back and forth with winter conditions for most of March. From ice storms to 80 degrees, thunder-snow to sunny, Texas springtime is often like a game of chicken between Old Man Winter and sunshine. The temps finally level out and Spring (seemingly begrudgingly) lands us in neutral California-like weather for a few weeks (before super summer starts).

This ping-pong weather leads to pot- and container-planting, as no gardener wants to literally sink their money into the ground. I’ve seen people get rather crafty by putting casters on the bottom of their planets, as to make the constant back and forth from the garage to the porch easier.

This kind of gardening is something this, or any, city-dweller can do. If you’ve got access to soil, a gardening store, and some sunshine (even if just through a window), this is a weekend project for you! I have noticed an increase in old buckets, ceramic pots and planters, and even rusted cans at flea markets and thrift stores — a great way to recycle/up-cycle and add some vintage to your garden.

These were spied in the Red Hen’s backyard. An old bike as a flower garden? Love!
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We’ve got a mop bucket in stock that may get this treatment before VMD-McKinney: (source)
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Here’s some other inspiration:
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The pop of color from the can labels is added bonus (source)

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Vintage beer cans? Man-style! (source)

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This watering can is almost too obvious to not have thought of ourselves (source)

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A birdcage not only lends itself to portability, it also adds some architecture for creeping vines (source)

~Lainey