For many people, planting is therapeutic. And it’s not hard to see why – there’s something therapeutic about connecting with nature through planting and nursing each plant into something healthy and beautiful.
And there’s plenty of room for creativity as well. There are hundreds of plant varieties out there, each with its own story and purpose. Choosing what will be featured in your garden is a chance to express yourself and your values.
But there’s one aspect of gardening that’s often overlooked as an opportunity for great creativity – choosing the pot or planter your flowers will grow in.
You can go the commercial route and pick up a concrete pot or hanging planter. Or you can go the DIY route, whip out your power tools and create something truly unique.
If that sounds like something you’d like to do, I’ve got the perfect idea for you – log planters.
People throw out tree stumps and old, fallen logs without giving them much of a second thought. But once you learn how easy it is to turn them into your very own planters, you’ll be collecting all your neighbors’ unwanted logs.
You’ll want to hollow out the log or stump using an axe or chainsaw, fill it with potting soil and your seeds and bam!
To prevent rotting, you’ll want to seal any parts of the planter that will get wet when you water your plants. The video below is a great guide for sealing wood. You can also sand the outside of your log planter if you’d like but keep in mind, it won’t have that same awesome, natural vibe!
You can use these planters to bring some natural beauty to your home or you can leave them outside where they’ll blend in with just about any natural scenery you can imagine.
Of course, you don’t have to keep things looking natural; if you’re particularly good with wood and power tools, check out this cool setup for inspiration.
But what if you haven’t got any dead logs on your property? What if all you’ve got is a tree that’s still standing, with a few hollow spots? Well there’s a cool, artsy planting solution for that too!
Have you got an interesting gardening setup you’d like to share? Leave a photo comment!
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