If you have old flower pots or decorative pots laying around and are not sure what to do with them, read below on a few creative ideas that will put those old pots to use!
1. As a garden feature. We typically plant a flower upright in the flower pot that sits on it's base. How about turning the pot on its side and planting a perinnial, such as a Patriot Hosta or Shasta Daisy and letting the plants grow naturally. Allowing the plant to grow from the inside out will make for a creative feature in your garden.
2. As a water feature ornament. Back yard ponds typically include rocks, plants, water, and fish, but what about an old pot? Fish love to use the pot as a hidding place, and you can even break up the pot into a couple of pieces making it a little more interesting. One of our friends simply took her old pot and put it in the bottom of her backyard pond; it made for an interesting design feature the fish absolutely loved it.
3. To create a miniture pond. Maybe you do not have room for a pond in your backyard, or maybe you live in an apartment with no backyard. You can still enjoy a small pond type feature by using an existing pot. Chose a pot made from ceramic, plastic, sealed cement, porcelain or metal. Fill with water and water plants such as floaters, deep-water plants, and marginals.