How creative can you get with plants?

green plants on bamboo planter

Green thumbs don’t need really conventional pots to grow plants; they always find ways to source containers in and around them. My father is like that, he grows plants in cut shampoo bottles, old tins, buckets, tires and what not. I did not appreciate them when I was young as I always felt that they look cheap and take away the beauty of the plants. With time, I have grown wiser and have learned to appreciate the effort behind them. So, how creative can one get with planting ideas? I sourced a couple of ideas and fell in love with the concepts and am inspired to try them in my decor. Check them out.

plant on wine glass
This is my favorite, loved the concept…


Easter eggs
Easter eggs too….


Giving a green life to the window
Giving a green life to the window!


succulent plant on flower water pot
Nothing ever goes to the junkyard or is it the other way round?


Terrariums, another great way to bring the landscape indoors
Terrariums, another great way to bring the landscape indoors


planter hanging on the wall
How cool is this idea?


What do you think of these ideas? Which is your favorite? Have you used anything like this in your place? Tell us.

Image source: Flickr


  1. luved all of them,..;-)

  2. All of them are so pretty.. I loved them all!! Truth is.. even my mom grows plants in anything.. and like you said.. I rarely appreciate it… Time to go have another look at those lovely containers…

    I loved the second image.. with the egg crates.. and the egg in the glass.. Lovely!

  3. Hey Rekha,
    Fab post. You know what? We should feature some of your dad's plants here. It would sure green-up our blog!I looooved the rusted watering can…it looks very cool, and the terrarium looks great too!

  4. gr8 ideas. I too use eggs for painting n to plant herbs. i love rustic water pot…

  5. good post, i liked the green life to the window

  6. I really liked the bamboo holder.

  7. How creative….loved all the ideas! Now if only I could manage making or taking care of any of them 🙂

  8. Hey,
    great ideas.The attention shifts to the container than the plant.therefore i think these ideas can give a cool look to even the most common plant.I liked the last one.I feel it makes for a good partition too!

  9. how fun! I love using old cans for plants and whatnot. It reminds me of Beirut where you see on every balcony a row of old milk cans (powdered Nido) filled with the usual mint and basil! The eggs are a great idea too

  10. Pat, I am sure my dad will be happy when he sees this post. 🙂

    Sharon, sure would like to do a green post soon.

    Sridhar, shalini, Sangita, Silpa, Judith, glad u loved the post.

  11. I love the plants in the bamboo! Great ideas! I love plants, but I have never had quite enough courage to plant many yet…

  12. Hey u own an awesome space… I'm a fan now…. The best part I loved was the depiction of ur blog title…very impressive….Very Indian…. I loved it… Following u…

    Loved the innovative planters too…


  13. wow…simply loved the rusted teapot…tyres! what a brillant idea

  14. Asha, welcome to our blog..

    Prachi, hope you try some of these ideas…

  15. Indeed very very creative and everything looks unique in their own way, just loved these picture…

  16. Malar and Selvi, thanks for dropping by..

  17. I liked the terrariums … I am sending a link about some more terrarium ideas from my blog… hope you like them.. 🙂