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Looking for fresh ideas for the garden? Use your imagination. DIY pro Skaie Knox of the home improvement e-marketplace DiggersList shows how us how transform everyday items into unique, decorative planters.

With spring around the corner, it's time to dream up some great ideas for the garden! I'm thinking outside the (planter) box this season. After all, garden planters -- standalone containers for plants and flowers -- come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It's easy to repurpose an un unexpected object into a surprisingly chic planter.

I scoured my website, the DIY e-marketplace DiggersList, for fantastic, creative, and totally quirky containers to fill with colorful flowers and plants. With a little ingenuity, the following discarded objects can be transformed into works of garden art.

ideas for the gardenDiggersList, The T-Cozy

Sink Planter
Your garden can have everything and the kitchen sink! Modern pedestal basins are among the more ingenious ideas for the garden. They were practically designed to hold flowers and plants. They also make for an unexpected first impression.

- DiggersList Find: Pedestal Sink

ideas for the gardenDiggersList, Debra Prinzing

Shutter Planter
Try a trellis with twist! This fun and simple DIY project can be completed in a weekend with a pair of louvre closet doors. With a bit of sanding, painting and planting, these doors become a unique pair of trellises for showcasing your sensational succulents.

- DiggersList Find: Shutters


ideas for the gardenDiggersList, UnwrappedDesign

Tub Planter
Rub-a-dub-dub, tulips in the tub! A vintage clawfoot tub converted into a planter adds whimsy to any garden or urban outdoor space.

- DiggersList Find: Clawfoot Bath Tub

ideas for the gardenDiggersList/Wisdom Woman

Wheel Barrel Planter
Give a utilitarian garden tool a brand new job by transforming it into charming, rustic planter for spring flowers.

- DiggersList Find: Wheel Barrel

ideas for the gardenDiggersList, Nautical Gardens

Boat Planter
Show off a boat load of colorful blossoms by repurposing a canoe and parking it in your garden. Depending on what kind of look you desire, you can stick with sea-worn shabby canoe or sand and paint it for a more polished look -- you can even include details like brass or roping.

- DiggersList Find: Decorative Canoe


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Pruning Trees Using Three Cut Method



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