Driftwood and Old Roots
(Grand Forks, B.C.)
I love using found objects for planters - the funkier the better. Nature provides the most unique and wonderful things to plant into, like this gorgeous driftwood slab or roots.
Of course, as there is very shallow soil, only the hardiest of drought smart plants will make it, so I chose several different Sempervivum from my collection.
If you're lucky enough to live near a river or a lake, or best of all, the ocean, keep an eye open for some driftwood that has possibilities as a planter. If you do happen to find a great piece that has been weathered and tossed around in salt water, make sure you rinse it off with plain water, or leave it un-planted for a while, as many plants dislike salt.