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  1. Vanessa M says:

    Would you water your pot before it freezer? So your greens stay fresh?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You could if you do fresh cuts on the ends, but I don’t usually because we’re in a cold climate.

  2. I love your “industrial planters.” You get the best ideas! I’m envious of your old watering cans–those are beautiful.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Vikki! I do love galvanized metal-in any form;)

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I use mine for storage, i need to find something else for storage now that you have shown me a beautiful way to use it. Thanks Lora.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m sure you’ll find something else for storage, Marlene…like a plastic one! The galvanized ones are too cool to be hidden away!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

  5. It’s times like this, that I wish I didn’t live in the south. I would LOVE to decorate with real greens. But they just don’t last here. I love your ideas and I may try something similar anyway.
    🙂 gwingal

    1. Thanks, Nikki! I’d be sad if I couldn’t decorate with fresh greens outside, too! I’ve lived here my whole life & don’t know anything different!

    1. Thanks, Linda! I just love that I can make them pretty & don’t have to do anything to them for 5 months;) And maybe I’ll save some great old trash cans from the scrap pile!

  6. I LOVE the garbage can! However, I don’t think my husband would be excited by it. Those old watering cans are adorable…

  7. Shelly Torola says:

    Very clever way to use those old garbage cans! When someone sees the car/ van screech to a halt & that kind of treasure being loaded up, sure more than a few eyebrows get raised—?. If only they knew! Thanks for the inspiration !