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Becky Harris
Hi! I took this photo while on the Modern Atlanta Houzz Tour. I'm not sure, but if you fill the bottom with gravel and then dirt I think it can take care of most of the drainage needs.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 9:52AM
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I have found that in addition to putting gravel in the bottom like Becky suggested, a few holes made by punching through the bottom with a big nail work nicely for drainage.
    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:08AM
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Atlanta, Georgia. These containers are cheap y'all! Go to the paint section of a Home Depot. They come in lots of sizes.
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These containers are on a modern roof deck in Atlanta. They are very inexpensive galvanized containers from a big box store.
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While I suggested something rectilinear, galvanized tubs like these are an inexpensive and attractive option. You can find them at a home improvement store for much less than a lot of large planters cost. Also, they will coordinate with metal railings.
Have any galvanized utility tubs from old projects lying around? If not, they are usually very reasonable and come in a slew of sizes from lunchpail size to this tub They make fabulous organizing containers, laundry baskets and planters, depending on which size you choose. If you opt for the plant container project, drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and line the bottom in stones or gravel before adding dirt. The final product will be rather heavy, so make sure to put it atop a surface that can support it. Move it to its permanent spot before adding rocks, soil and plants.
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What else do you have lying around the basement? Tin cans, an old tin bucket, a vintage typewriter? Plant it!

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I have several empty galvanized tubs and would love to use them as planters!
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cheap planter idea! bring the backyard back to different era - use drip
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can also be pained
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The Allison tubs- put in rosemary
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I have an old trough, and love the natural look of this planting.
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Galvanized tin
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Plants are great!
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inexpensive contaienrs
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gardening idea
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For veges
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galvanized planters
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Garden trough
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for my herbs
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railing and tubs
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container gardening
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foot tub planters
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Tins for deck garden
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re - purpose, planters, junk
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Galvanized tubs
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Combined plants
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love these planters :-)
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What else do you have lying around the basement? Tin cans, an old tin bucket, a vintage typewriter? Plant it!
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cheap galv pots!
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Patio herb garden add rocks and wick fabric to make "self watering"
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Love these containers and the variety of textures. Maybe good for herb garden.
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Galvanized steel tubs. Steel tubs come in all shapes and sizes and make for functional storage containers, laundry baskets, ice buckets — and now balcony planters. The unlikely pairing of steel with natural greenery adds visual interest to any tablescape and instantly makes the space more unique.
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Растения в кадках
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Planter, dog bath, beer on ice bucket!
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galvanized utility tubs
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tin as a flower pot
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more container ideas
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Plantings in tubs.
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Balcony plants
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Clever and cheap
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the tub
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metal planters
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metal garden
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need these for planting fruits n vegies
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love the color of tub
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Good idea for the back patio
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For dad entry walk
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Tin planters for patio balcony
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Bucket planters
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herb containers
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Prob have a few contains laying around
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Galvanized tubs for plants.
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More inexpensive planters
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cheap container
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dollar store galvanized pails
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planter ideas
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Patio border
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Cool planters
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Along the front of the house
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Simple and pretty.
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I can do this. Layers
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cute for front or back porch
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great idea
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Deck planter
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planter - we can do this
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great for decks
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use galvanized tubs!!
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Galvanized buckets
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galvanized buckets as flower planters
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this would be a great planter idea for the back deck areas
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Pokok tub
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galvanized steel planter for herbs
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galvanized tub planters
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old tubs, like the plants.
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Love this for back patio
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galvanized utility tub
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Tubs as planters
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Great idea for herb garden
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January 17, 2012
Love the containers!
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December 29, 2011
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November 23, 2011
Galvanized tubs!
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Outdoors - galvanized tubs
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planter ideas
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Galvanized containers
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trough idea for front "nook"
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Planters 2
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great pot ideas
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June 1, 2011
idea for bamboo
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Cheap Galvanized tubs coordinate with metal railing
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Pots edging
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Another good example of inexpensive materials.
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April 10, 2011
I like the re-purposing of items like the wash tubs.
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March 22, 2011
for deck
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January 13, 2011
patio garden
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October 28, 2010
more metal containers
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October 24, 2010
Plants, containers, privacy
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October 24, 2010
again using tin container looks great here
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galvanized containers for planters
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idea for garden
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Planter idea for deck, patio?
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October 17, 2010
neat, cheap idea
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again easy
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galvanized containers
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October 17, 2010
Love the galvinized containers.
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October 17, 2010
love the galvanized metal
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October 15, 2010
again, love the galvanized tubs!
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garden deck
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tin containers
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May 3, 2010
This would be a cool idea to use as a windowbox. Paint section of the home depot... cheap!
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