Inspired by weathered wood, baskets, concrete planters, clay pots, galvanized and painted wood buckets all have a couple things in common: They make great containers for planting and cut flowers, and their tints of grey work effortlessly as a beautiful soft neutral in any interior. Even when a stalky flowering plant needs staking, I use weathered grey bamboo stakes that I’ve left to winter outside.
I’ve been collecting weathered grey containers for a few years now and they’ve become my go-to’s. For potting up flowers, the baskets may need plastic liners, but the rest can hold their own. For cut flowers, all but the metal buckets need some sort of plastic container to fill with water. Either way, I love how flowers look in these containers…any season!
Flea markets will be opening next month here in Connecticut, as well as estate, tag, and yard sales that will be gearing up and become ripe hunting grounds for anything grey!
Happy hunting and gardening/decorating!