Sunday, June 7, 2009

Recycled Ladder Planter

Have an old rickety ladder? Recycle it into a plant stand, and add some much needed height to your garden.  My father-in-law works at a landfill, found me this ladder.  I then used some old plastic pots I had laying around taking up space in my garage to create a plant stand.  First I drilled holes in the bottom of the pots, and then I drilled holes in the steps of the ladder to match the holes I drilled in the pot.  I then nuts and bolts to secure the pots to the ladder to keep them from falling off.  Then just filled the pots with soil and plants, and you have a beautiful garden structure.  I also planted clematis at the base to slowly wind up the ladder.