Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Lol… got your attention didn’t I?  Heavy metal containers is what I love!!  I love anything country/repurposed/antiqued… and these are definitely that.  But more than pretty they are practical!
These galvanized wash buckets are perfect for raising extra roses in.
They give me tons of extra places to grow under my deck.
Making it a moveable garden.

So when things get a little too hot to handle…
They can be moved a bit more into the shade.
Right now I have four big ones full of roses.
This one is an unknown variety, but oh so pretty.
I just love the look of vintage tubs and roses.  Just perfect.

I could take pictures of roses everyday.
With these pretty faces…
And delicate buds.
And the best thing is….
This area is easy to keep watered in this drought.
So at least I have one area still looking good.
Good news is we did get a smidge of rain this week in two storms.  Less than an inch but we’ll take it.
But the watering continues…. daily…. twice daily… more often than not.
But the garden pays me in blooms.
And that is reward enough for me.
Oh one last thing… they were a deal… I got 5 last summer for $10 each.  When you see a deal, don’t pass it up!  <---Love that!!

Happy Gardening….Brooke

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  1. I am from the Philippines and we used metal us our flower or vegetable pot compare to the clay. My mother prefer metal because it won't broke and it last longer. Where did you find all these metal containers I so love it.


  2. I agree with your mom. they do last longer and are super tough! I found them at a thrift store out back in a gated area. They had all kinds of JUNK... wish I'd have brought home MORE! Lol.

  3. How absolutely beautiful. I love those old metal containers...how perfect they are for all your plants. I have a question for you though...Will the roses overwinter in the metal pots like that?

  4. Hi Brooke,
    You have a gift in the way you arrange things to look so cottagey. I love your arrangement! My last post was about how I gardened frugally this year, in terms of my pots. I have a bunch of wash tubs, too. Mine are because of all the cement we have around here. Ten dollars was a great deal for your tubs! I always think how most pots that size would cost more than that. Oh, and I have a number of watering cans and coal buckets, too.

    Have a great Fourth of July!

  5. These are so cute! I will have to keep my eyes peeled at garage sales for some to do this type of project! If you get a chance, stop by my blog and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

  6. I love the use of wash basins as planters. It looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I love your idea of using galvanized tubs for planting. Your roses look so pretty in them.
    Mary Alice

  8. Brooke, the roses look wonderful in their containers.

  9. Absolutely love your site...so serene!! So many great ideas and easy to see that you love what you do!!!

    Thank you

  10. Hello~ I'm a first time visitor from the state of IN too, maybe only a few counties away from you, from the sounds of it. I found your blog on Southern Belle w/Northern Roots. Everything in your garden sure looks beautiful, despite the drought!

    Come by & visit me, if you have time to =)

  11. Love all of your plants and flowers especially in the rustic tubs. I love the look of plants - I'm just not good at growing them. lol.
    Thanks for sharing. Came to you from the blog hop @ Knick of Time!

  12. Everything looks so lovely! I'm looking for some metal containers but hard to find. One question, do I need to drill holes in the bottom for drainage? Thanks for a great post.

  13. I love all your pretty metal tubs and flowers. Your featured this week on Very Merry Vintage Style... stop by and grab a feature button and thanks so much for linking up to the party last week. Hope you'll be back often--

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty at the Knick of Time Blog Hop - I'll be featuring you next week and there will be an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  15. love this! right up my alley! it's beautiful! I love displaying my gardens in a unique way! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

  16. Hi there Brooke, what a lovely blog you have! Gorgeous colors, and I love your roses. I have a few of the same ones, but not nearly all of the ones you have listed, Yours are beautiful. I'm a new follower, and will certainly be back!
    Thanks for sharing,

  17. New follower - from the link up! hope you will do the same!

  18. lovely garden ideas. Love roses too. I am visiting from Knick of Time x

  19. I love me some metal in my garden as well!! It makes such rustic planters!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com


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