A Galvanized Tub for Flowers – A Unique Garden Plantar
I grew tired of my conventional flower pots and this year used a galvanized tub for flowers on my patio. I was on the lookout for unique containers for gardening when this idea popped up. It was super easy to put together and once I had the items I needed, it was ready and looking great in no time.
I ordered a galvanized tub and potting soil from where else, but Amazon of course. 😉 As you can see, I prefer the oval galvanized tub, but they come in all shapes, styles, and sizes to fit any location or setting you will choose.
Behrens 62 Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel Tub, 15 Gal, SilverBehrens Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel Oval PlanterTub 16-GallonBehrens 32S 1-Bushel Basket Round Galvanized Steel TubBehrens High Grade Steel 3GS 17 Gal Silver Galvanized Steel Round Tub
Putting Together Your Metal Garden Planter is Easy!
Once I received my galvanized metal tub planter, I had a friend drill six small holes in the bottom of the tub since I didn’t have the correct drill bit needed for this task. I did this for drainage for my galvanized tub planter in case of heavy rain. If you don’t want to drill holes in your tub (maybe you might use it to hold ice and beverages at a later time) you could also put stones or gravel in the bottom for drainage as well.
Next, I filled my metal garden planter with good organic potting soil. And finally, last but never least, the flowers. I chose purple petunias and lime green sweet potato vines for my galvanized tub planter for a couple of reasons. Most important is I love the way the purple and lime green of the sweet potato vines complement each other. I have a major weakness for purple flowers. I think with this color combination of the flowers paired with the silver tub, the eye is immediately drawn to the planter. Of course, purple and lime green aren’t the only two flower combinations that will make this tub awesome. I can think of any number of combinations that will make this pop!
I’m also confident both flowers will weather the entire summer well. I want to avoid my galvanized tub planter looking overgrown and exhausted in the dog days of late summer. Since both choices filled in quickly, the tub had a lush full look in no time.
The Final Touch – Where to Place Your Galvanized Tub for Flowers
The final decision you will have to make is what to place your unique garden planter on. Really anything goes here and that’s what I love about garden decor…..anything goes! I chose the cute primitive bench that I picked up for a few dollars at an antique mall. Really though, you can place your galvanized tub for flowers on any type of bench, plant stand, table, even on the ground…..whatever you choose will look great!
So Many Styles
While I picked a basic or classic style of galvanized tub, there are soooo many styles to choose from. I really like the tubs that are on legs for a really cool vintage vibe. I think if I decide to add an additional tub to my patio, this style will be high on my list. Need some ideas? Here you go 🙂
Benjara Multi Functional Galvanized Metal Tub on Stand, GrayA&B Home D42183 Acoma Galvanized Metal Tubs, Set of 3, SilverBACKYARD EXPRESSIONS PATIO · GARDEN Metal Plant Tub with Stand, Rustic w BaseCreative Co-Op Metal Bucket/Planter on Stand with CastersBirdRock Home Galvanized Tub with Stand – Wooden Handles – Free StandingRectangular Galvanized Metal Tub Planters On Stand Set of 2
A Different Version of My Galvanized Tub
It’s fun to change up my galvanized flower tub each year. There are endless arrangements to create different looks. The trouble is I forget to take a picture of the different versions each year. Here’s one though. I put a glass hummingbird feeder in this one. It was broken and I just couldn’t throw it out, so the broken part is covered by geraniums. The Creeping Jenny and red Geraniums match the bird feeder pretty well, don’t you think?