I have a container garden with plain pots but I want to use recycled pots instead.I plan on using:-wire wastebaskets lined with moss-paint cans-metal coffee cans-wicker baskets lined with moss-an antique toolbox (looks like this woodworking.about.com/od/woodworkingplansdesigns/ig/Free-Woodworking-Plans-Gallery/Wooden-Toolbox.htm )-watering can
How do I have all these unique containers but not make it seem like a have a bunch of random junk around my yard?half the beauty of what your doing is it will look like a bunch of stuff laying around. you need to love it for what it is ( and makes holes for drainage).
One thought would be to mount the tool box under a window. another thought is to make a lattice wall and suspend the cans on the wall. I would even go as far as to paint the cans then cover the paint with polyurethane ( on the outside ) so it will weather better. The only issue with the cans is they will rust and release the rust into your plants. The galvanized watering can will look great anywhere ( and will not rust).
Another suggestion is to hit the thrift stores and grab old enamel cook wear the kind with the funky flowers on it. This looks great in a garden. ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.114983672.jpg apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/sf/7109enamelbowls1.jpg use an epoxy paint on any chips. And again remember drainage. 1.bp.blogspot.com/_WbKaHAKo2yw/RolszrQrmwI/AAAAAAAAACU/X16zXF-cgcs/s400/petunias.jpg
With a little imagination you can make a fantastic shabby chic garden. Get an old door from the trash or the salvagers and place it on some cinder blocks for a plant table. remodelista.com/img/sub/uimg/Julies%20Images/concrete-block-table-breuer.jpg if the door is solid core you can cut it in half and use as shelves on tiered cinderblocks.