Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Drain Pipe Planters

I want to share some of my favorite projects from Sarah's garden individually.  That last post was a lot to take in all at once, and there were some really fun projects that got skimmed over.

On one of my trips to pick up broken concrete I also found five old concrete drain pipes.  I thought they were very structural and cool,  I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  I think a few of my friends though I was a little off my rocker, but I had a vision ****ahhhhhhhhh*****

I'm not even sure who painted them, it was on the list of things to do, that just always got done while I was away running errands.  (Did I mention how awesome these woman are?) I left a can of spray paint and came back to bright red cement cylinders.  So cool.


Sonya and I spent over a hour moving them around the garden and arranging and re-arranging them before we found the perfect spot and the perfect tableau.

Then they were filled with rocks, a bit of potting soil, and each was planted with a different sedum or succulent, each of which came from a friend or neighbor's yard.   Again, so cool.  I'll be on the lookout for more pipes to do something like this in my own yard.

I'm sharing this project with friends at the linking parties listed on my linking page.


  1. They look awesome planted! what a great find! I love all of your yarn projects as well!!

  2. This is a really fresh and creative way to re-purpose drain pipes. I've never seen anything like it. They look so cute. You did a great job!