Sunday, November 25, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday - Boot Planter


Boot Planter for Green Thumb Sunday


hens and chickens succulent in a boot planter




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I did a post titled Green Succulent on 11/11. It was a macro image of a Hens and Chickens succulent in a boot planter.

A couple of viewers requested that they would like to see the whole planter.

Today's post shows the entire recycled boot that is used as a planter in the garden.

It also made a unique display by the doorstep and on the steps.

It was interesting to see this hardy garden plant used in another setting - and it adapted itself quite well.






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32 comments:

  1. Thats interesting boot planter.... Happy Sunday.

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  2. I agree, Genny - it was a good idea.

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  3. Hi Kathy,
    What I want to know is what have you done with the other one, or is there some one legged person very happy with the remaining boot.

    Cheers Mark

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  4. This is cute! Here is Arzona, many folks like to use old cowboy boots as planters. Since they are tall, they don't make the best recepticle for cacti or succulents, which is what would look the best in my view. I usually see them with gazanias.
    Happy GTS,
    Aiyana

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  5. Haha Mark!

    This was my sister's great idea, and knowing her generous heart, she probably filled it the same way and gave it as a gift!

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  6. Aiyana, I can just picture a tall cactus in a cowboy boot - it sounds pretty neat to me!

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  7. I usually like macro photos better -- but in this case, I almost prefer the full view. The lighting was good and the boot certainly is humorous.

    I'm sure there are some old boots around here that need to be thrown out... I know what I'll be doing with them next spring!! :)

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  8. Thanks for visiting, Angie. Have fun next spring with the planters!

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  9. I've always thought boot planters would good ideas for recycling old shoes.

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  10. What a cool idea! I guess almost any container would make a good planter once you make some holes on the bottom.

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  11. Hi. I stumbled into your blog and was immediately enthralled with your boot planter! Will go and check out more of your blog right now!
    Julie

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  12. That's very cool! I like the idea.

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  13. Annie - it's a good thought - I had never considered it, but when I saw it done, it is very effective!

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  14. AVCR8TEUR - imagination is the limit!

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  15. Thanks, Julie - I will be over shortly for a visit!

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  17. Hi Kathy, is that a real boot? If so what a novel Idea, love both shots, but you know I'm a macro nut.

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  18. Hi Bob - Yep, it's real. I agree - macro is closest to my heart!

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  19. Wow, Debbie, you have certainly honored me with these awards! I'm speechless and thank you very much!

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  20. What an interesting concept. They certainly seem happy together. It is not a succulent that I am familiar with so I am grateful for the introduction.

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  21. I am glad that someone did ask for the full pictures, it is really cool idea for planter, and I hope you did not use your husbands shoe, lol, the shoe looks new. Anna :)

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  22. Haha, Anna! My husband wears his boots right down - the planter would have tons of character if they were used!

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  23. Great idea to use old shoes or household objects as planters, Kathy. It's good re-cycling and a good conversation piece!

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  24. I love this photo. I think it shows off the plants even better than the previous one you posted of the Hens and Chicks. Great job, Kathy.

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  25. Thanks for posting a full view pic, Kathy! It looks fabulous!

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