Everybody loves a vibrant bunch of flowers because of the calming sensory images they provide. They also attract the most beautiful butterflies, birds, and if you’re looking safely from afar, you can enjoy watching the beauty of bees pollinating.
However, some of the ways we garden our precious petunias, marigolds, perennials, etc. can begin to look tiresome because everyone is doing the same thing. It’s time to think outside of the planter and kick those flower pots over and be more creative with our efforts.
Gardening, as joyful as it is to do, is still a lot of work and what cooler way to enjoy the fruits of our labor than to show them off in a unique way? Check out this cool guide of 15 Spilling Plants Ideas: Time to Think Outside the Planter to help give you some awesome ideas.
#1 Totally Tubular
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You really can’t get any more creative than this (or can you?) as having a bed of flowers “spilling” out like a tube of paint using the ground as a palette is totally awesome. Sorry for the overuse of “totally” just watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
#2 Palette of Flowers
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Speaking of palettes why not create a garden palette? As long as you know a bit about carpentry and can make a cut out this would be a showstopper instantly! The flowers are not exactly spilling out on this picture, but you can certainly change this idea up a bit and give the illusion of the “paint” spilling and sliding out from their slots. 🙂
#3 Waterfall of Flowers
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Okay, maybe this one is a little too awe-inspiring considering it’s a part of the large garden community, and none of us folk here have acreage big enough. However, this photo will give you an idea of what you could do if you add some downsizing to the design.
#4 Old Truck Planter
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If you’re not up for the hobby of restoring an old car that you have hanging around then why not incorporate it into your garden landscaping? It would look cool as if it were an abandoned car that got overrun by the nature growing around it.
#5 Buggy Planter
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Another creative old car idea. Have the flowers spilling out of a punch buggy. Every time somebody walks by this display, they will not only sucker punch their walking buddy, but they can also enjoy the vibrant view of the flowers spilling out (We’re sure everyone has played punch buggy no punch back, right?).
#6 Got Milk?
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Spill the milk, everyone! Nah, just teasing, wasting food is always a bad idea, but spilling flowers is oh so pretty. Not your typical mess if you ask me. You could use pink flowers for strawberry milk. 😉
#7 Spilling Tire
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Make use of that old tire that lost its thread. Born again tires are terrific as a garden addition whether it’s being used as your children’s tire swing or a planter – repurpose it! Spilling flowers from a tire is really beautiful and eye-popping.
#8 Broken Pot of Beauty
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Some rabbits (or four-legged family member) knocked over your flower pots ruining them? Flip the negative into a vibrant positive! Use that broken pot to give the look of flowers pouring out of it. No need to waste anything – there are always ways to repurpose!
#9 Wine Barrel
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If you have some old barrels lying around, then turn them into a stunning display of vibrant foliage and colorful flowers. Have one barrel spilling into the other for an even more dramatic effect.
#10 Spilled Pottery
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A buried flower pottery strategically staged to give the appearance of broken flower pot pouring out flowers by being buried a little bit into the ground.
#11 Spilling Succulents
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Those that live in an area with a lot of droughts you can, too, enjoy this beautiful look of spilling plants by filling the pot of drought-resistant succulents that don’t need a lot of water supply.
#12 Overflowing Bathtub
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Oh no! The bathtub is overflowing! No worries – it is just a lovely display of flowers spilling out of an old worn out bathtub as it’s been repurposed in an awesome way.
#13 Bootful of flowers
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These boots weren’t just made for walking as you can fill it with your favorite plants and give it the spilling out effect we all love and instant charm and uniqueness are being added to your garden.
#14 Wheel barrel
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Got a rusty old wheel barrel? I bet you do. Well, you’re in luck because it can help turn your garden into a colorful wonderland. Bring the barrel back to life and to be a part of your garden again with this beautiful idea of spilling flowers from a wheel barrel.
#15 Barrel of Flowers
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Simple but very charming. Nothing over the top just an old barrel spilling out a beautiful bed of white flowers.