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10 Creative Houseplant Containers

10 Creative Houseplant Containers

Since ancient times, people have brought live plants into their homes to add beauty, color and fragrance. These days, indoor plant pots have become an interior design statement that can be exorbitantly expensive, if gorgeous. But sometimes simple is best, such as planting in old galvanized pails, a famous example of how an ordinary, inexpensive container can become a new trend in planter design.

Here are 10 creative ideas for houseplant containers:

1. A teapot or tea kettle.
2. A soup tureen.
3. A ceramic or metal cereal, serving, or soup bowl.
4. A jewelry or decorative box.
5. A wicker basket.
6. A child’s sand bucket.
7. An iron or brass firewood holder.
8. A ceramic or colored-glass flower vase.
9. A copper pot or iron skillet.
10. A purse.

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Adapted from Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--for the Garden by Yankee Magazine (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) by Yankee Magazine. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from Panty Hose, Hot Peppers, Tea Bags, and More--for the Garden by Yankee Magazine (Rodale Press, 2005).

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1:56AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

I love these ideas, it is nice to have flowers into our home. Thank you for sharing this article.

7:36PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I need some information regarding house plants
My Granddaughter is now working and living in Boston, MA. I would like to send her a house
plant as a home warming gift. She has never owned a plant. I am a plant person. I as thinking
of a ...hmmm..In my day we called them "mother in law tongue" Anyone know the real name.
It's only long leaves(?) about an inch or so wide, but they grow pretty tall. Dark green with
some marks. Or if you know of a shop in Boston who would sell & deliver plants it sure would
help. Delores Thanks much....

11:10PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

I love these ideas - and what fun, too! I'm ready!

Yhanks Again,

1:12PM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

I have a collection of tea pots and it has never crossed my mind to use it as a flower pot, but I will try that now :)

10:54PM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

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1:32AM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

great ideas

1:41PM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

Cute ideas!

2:07PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

I really like the basket in the picture.

1:04PM PDT on May 15, 2010

I also saw a toilet used as a flowerbed a few years didnt really catch my eye though.

1:01PM PDT on May 15, 2010

I remember when i was little i saw a bathtub outside being used as a flowerbed ,it had these blue flowers and long vines to make it look like water! It was so cool!

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