Rustic Galvanized Tub

by Diana Gamble
(Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada)




One day my husband was helping to rip down an old farm house. In the attic he found an old galvanized metal bathtub.

He knew I would be delighted with his find so he brought it home for me. I love old things and decided to use it for a succulent container.

He drilled holes in it for me and I decided not to paint it as I liked the old rustic look. I filled it with good soil and planted some of my succulents.

My fire sticks are just starting to turn orange and the light blue plant is starting to get some orange flowers. It filled in nicely. I had taken this picture the beginning of August but now at the end of August my firesticks are turning orange and the light blue plant has fleshy color flowers on it. Under the plants I have small chick and hens.

I really enjoyed watching my tub grow this summer and I hope you all enjoy my rustic succulent bathtub photos.

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Jul 31, 2013
So fun!
by: Gail

Love it!

May 01, 2013
Succulents info
by: Dia

I am wondering if succulents last through the Winter?
Love the tub.

Hi Dia, it totally depends on which kind of succulents you have; some are called 'tender succulents' which are not frost hardy, but other 'hardy succulents' are very sturdy and robust, and in fact don't do well unless they do have a cold winter rest.
Jacki

Sep 02, 2012
Very Nice
by: Chris LaRiviere

Very nice Diana..just love it

Sep 01, 2012
AWESOME
by: sandi g

awesome planter

Sep 01, 2012
AWESOME
by: sandi G

This is beeutiful Dianna.

Sep 01, 2012
Amazing!!!
by: Anonymous

This is absolutely amazing Diana! Great idea!

Aug 31, 2012
Rustic galvanized tub
by: Anonymous

Looks great Diana!

Aug 31, 2012
brings back memories...
by: Anonymous

We had a tub like that when I was younger and still lived on the farm! Great job on the succulents.

Aug 31, 2012
Delightful
by: Margaret H.

You have done a wonderful job of arranging your succulents. It makes one appreciate them all the more seeing them displayed in such an artisic way. Your husband is to be commended too for his thoughtfulness too!

Aug 31, 2012
Amazing
by: B Kopp

Good work, looks fab!

Aug 31, 2012
Beautiful
by: Sharon Bird

Just beautiful Diana !!!

Aug 31, 2012
Way to
by: Carol Chute

Beautiful, awesome idea!!

Aug 31, 2012
NICE!!!!!
by: Connie LaLonde

Wow, what a find....that old tub is gorgeous, and a great way to show it off with succulents...love it!!!!

Aug 31, 2012
Best ever
by: Cece

I am a definite fan of old and beautiful things as I see them everyday, this is so modern and elegant. I am a horrible gardener but this makes me want to be not so horrible. Good job pretty lady!!

Aug 31, 2012
great idea
by: Anonymous

great idea!

Aug 30, 2012
Stunning!
by: Kate M.

This is fantastic! I would just love to attempt something like this! I think you have a very special gift! You never know where you may find treasures where you least expect them.

Aug 30, 2012
WOW!!!
by: Preston

I really this this is great! I've been gardening for almost 4 years now and my succulents have never looked like this!!!!

Aug 30, 2012
Super Job !!!
by: Michelle Parisien

What a lovely landscaping feature!! The different colors and textures look super together.Succulents are a smart way to garden for our usually dry summers.

Aug 30, 2012
love it
by: Anonymous

Its absolutely beautiful... Antiques make everything look so amazing...

Aug 30, 2012
Excellent!!!
by: Colten

This is my favourite!!!!!

Aug 30, 2012
Amazing!!!!
by: Megan

This is the most wonderful piece that I have seen!!! You have put so much work into it!!! I just LOVE the rustic look!!!! Great Job!!!

Aug 30, 2012
Wow!
by: Sarah Dubin

I just love your Rustic Galvanized Tub. It is beautiful and speaks to my passion for antiques and reusing old items in a new, creative and meaningful way. Brilliant work.

Aug 30, 2012
Absolutely Stunning
by: Laura

Wow Diana! What a beautiful piece! It looks like you really know your succulents. The way you have them placed is very nice. You really have a gift when it comes to gardening. Please submit more photos of your work. Thank you for sharing!

Aug 30, 2012
Rustic tub
by: Randy

Wonderful looking suculent garden!

Aug 30, 2012
Eye Catching
by: Lori

Great choice of plants for the rustic old tub. Definately very appealing! Great job!

Aug 30, 2012
smart
by: Anonymous

Yet another beautiful piece for anyones garden.To bad they are hard to find .Well done Di.

Aug 30, 2012
Awesome
by: Sandi (Gamble) Cave

Diana
The container garden is awesome and truly beautiful... Pretty much just like you!!! Keep up the great work out there!!!!

Aug 30, 2012
Beautiful
by: Terri Barnett

Very Cool. It is a great addition to your yard.

Aug 30, 2012
AWESOME
by: Sharon Werstuik

AWESOME BEAUTIFUL


Aug 30, 2012
WOW
by: Sharon Konieczny

This is so beautiful, makes me wish that I had a green thumb and talent for arranging plants. Awsome!!!!

Aug 30, 2012
Awesome
by: nancy La Riviere

You really have that green thumb with a creative flare love it

Aug 30, 2012
Awesome
by: Anonymous

Beautiful

Aug 30, 2012
Looking Good
by: Becky Dubin

Looks good! Never would have thought about using a tub as a pot.

Aug 30, 2012
Di Rocks!
by: Shelley Heintz

Your garden is the envy of the family and the area... IMHO. The wonders you create are spectacular...

Aug 30, 2012
Fantastic!
by: Anonymous

My life partner and i just love this, way to go Diana you must be such a super gardener.

Aug 30, 2012
Stunning Planter
by: Sally Dubin

The tub lends itself beautifully to the several varieties of the cactus.I'm sure many of these cacti have taken many seasons to develop into the plants they are today. I wonder if this Diana Gamble has many other cactus plants- some folks have a passion for the cactus plants, which by the looks of this planter I'm sure she has. This planter to me is a gentle reminder of days gone by.

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