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Creative recycling

Postby junegladwish » Jun 28, 2011 11:09 am

Here is a terrific example of what you can do to help keep something out of our garbage dumps.

Take a look at the picture. The plants are not what are important, but the planter is.

I took a "retired" pool filter, took the bottom half, removed the ring and painted the whole thing with an eggplant coloured paint. Of course, I drilled holes in the bottom for drainage. It made one lovely, large planter for the front of our house. It never hurts to think outside of the box. Enjoy
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Re: Creative recycling

Postby Eeyore » Jun 28, 2011 11:28 am

Welcome to the forums June! What an awesome first posting and that is a fantastic looking planter. Great idea. A lot of folks on here like to use recycled objects in their gardens.
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Re: Creative recycling

Postby Northpine » Jun 28, 2011 3:16 pm

I have no idea what a pool filter looks like in its original state, but I really like how you recycled it. It looks great. The planting is very creative also.
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Re: Creative recycling

Postby earwig » Jun 30, 2011 7:55 am

Very nice, love the colour and the plants look terrific as well. So many things can be recycled with a bit of creativity and a dab of this or that.
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