Recycle those old fence posts into a unique rustic container for garden plants
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Many times old fence posts rot from the top; if there is a place for the weather to get in, that’s where it starts.
Eventually, there will be a hole or depression in the very top of the
post, and then is pretty much game over, out comes the fence post, and a
new one is installed.
Some of these old fence posts are cedar, or other long lived wood, so the rest of the post is still sound and unrotted.
they’re out of the ground, they’re fair game for me to make into a
unique rustic planter. You may also find something similar when
salvaging old barnboards or timbers.
I use these for making into fencepost planters. Cut at about 30cm (1')
from the top they are big enough for a few Sedum and Sempervivum, who
relish the dry conditions.
These kinds of fencepost planters
won’t last long but they pack a lot of impact in the short time before
they completely rot away.
This old fencepost planter still has the marks where the barbed wire
was attached, giving it an authenticity that is impossible to fake.
scars and weathering all add to the patina. In a rustic garden, these
unique fencepost planters will be a focal point.
Display them in a grouping with other rustic planters such as driftwood planters, hypertufa containers like pinch pots huddled together or driftwood and interesting rocks collected at the beach.
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