Well, my vintage food mill planter has made its yearly return. I love that I am able to consistently post about this because it is probably one of my favorite things to plant every year.

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

This year it was pretty easy to plant since last year it got a bit of a makeover with a liner in an effort to hold in more water. All I had to do was squeeze in two plants and add some soil. So easy.

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

Two years ago I was inspired to create the food mill planter from this post on Design*Sponge. Just a few days ago I saw the image pop up on Pinterest. It’s funny how great ideas keep circling around.

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

Anyway, this year I took a new approach and planted some different plants in my food mill. The purple plant is called Purple Passion or Velvet Plant. It’s actually an indoor plant, so I’ll be able to bring it inside at the end of summer. Love that! According to my mom, it should flower as well.

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

The other plant is called Fiber Optic Grass. Isn’t it the coolest?! It really does remind me of fiber optics or fireworks. My dad and his wife picked up four of them for me at a nearby greenhouse. They know exactly what I love. Thanks, Dad!

Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

IMG_9833Food Mill Planter via Inspired by Charm

I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think? What odd or vintage things do you like to plant in?

 

Comments

  • Lisa Richardson at

    Very cool idea for a planter, but I have to use mine as a jelly strainer, lol! I do like finding odds and ends though, to plant things in. Makes for an interesting garden. Salad looks luscious!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha! So true. If it’s still functioning for you, it’s best to keep it that way.

      xo Michael

  • EvelynHuckaby at

    The violet, bright green, and white look beautiful together. And I’ve never seen such a thing as your food mill, which absolutely works beautifully as a planter! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Evelyn! I’m loving the color combination too. Great minds!

      xo Michael

  • Britt Hill at

    Great Idea! Will definitely be looking at garage sales and goodwill for another food mill so I can “borrow” your idea. Like Lisa, mine is used for jelly 🙂 Thanks for sharing all your creativity!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Britt! Steal away! 😉 I hope you find one.

      xo Michael

  • JulieD at

    Michael, this is soooo cute! I LOVE IT!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Julie!!! Aww! Thanks so much. 🙂

      xo Michael

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