When planting my flowers I use a variety of containers. I have a lot of concrete & cast iron urns that I use. I have a weakness for urns ~ can't seem to pass them up at auctions! I use a lot of terra cotta pots because I love the natural earthy look of them. I also like to include a few vintage pieces every year that I've repurposed as planters. Here are a few that I've used this Spring as planters for my Violas...
A blue and white enamelware pan planted with Violas sits in the potting shed window. This old pan is a favorite of mine and I use it in a lot of displays in my potting shed
Violas in my old wooden berry bucket
I love the old hardware on the berry bucket!
I found this old oil can a couple years ago at a flea....loved the color of it!
An old cheese box holds 3 small pots of Violas
I placed several coffee filters in the bottom of this old oil strainer to keep soil from coming out and planted Violas in it.
A Viola tucked into an old enamelware cup.
An old metal dust pan propped against a tree holds a few Violas.
Later....when the Violas finally start getting a little leggy I remove them from the containers, cut them back and then add them to other mixed plantings. This extends their life and I get to enjoy a second bloom out of them!