Here’s a little project that I did a while ago, but I wanted to wait until it was all in full bloom to take pictures. I can’t remember where I saw this idea. It was quite a while ago on the net, and probably a blog somewhere but it stuck in my head until I was able to bring it to life for myself.
A couple of old tires and a plain shed wall become blooming art!
Start with a couple of old tires… drill some holes at the bottom for drainage. Fix to the side of your shed wall with some HUGE screws and washers. Fill with potting soil.
These are Eco-Friendly and because the tires hold the heat, the flowers are protected on those chilly nights.
Watch neighbor's stare in curiosity at your madness!
Watch neighbor’s curiosity turn to envy. (hehe)
Just a random shot of a little clay pot sitting inside my patio canopy. Love the colors.
Just maybe… the neighbors don’t think I’m crazy anymore.
** (later that summer) **
I had to put this update in. As the flowers fill in, it looks more and more beautiful. I think I’ll update again in another month!
A side note on why I didn't paint the tires:
While I realize that other repurposed tires have been painted, I chose not to paint mine, leaving the tire, just as it is: a tire. The flowers add enough color for me. I also live in Toronto where we get some pretty nasty weather and paint would just peel, crack and chip off. Kudos to those who paint tires and have them looking pretty all year round!
My tires are rolling over here:
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