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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Upcycling in the garden...

comments (8) December 28th, 2011 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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2 WAYS TO ENLARGE!Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. Click the image to enlarge.

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Photo: Antonio Reis

Today's photo was taken by assistant editor Antonio Reis while on a photo shoot this fall. He says, "When I visited Lee Reich at his home in New Paltz, New York, I noticed these Croc-esque shoes hanging from the wall of his home. Lee says that the shoes were too worn out for wearing on feet, but work splendidly when repurposed into hanging baskets filled with annuals. The holes on the shoe exterior even act as drainage points." So cute! Thanks, Tony, for spotting this and sharing it with us.

 





Comments (8)

tractor1 writes:
I don't think nailing kids to a tree would go over well with the neighbors. hehe

Posted: 4:16 pm on December 28th
ANewLeaf writes: Would be a great way to use the cute "crocs" when the kids out-grow them. Nail several to a tree. Posted: 1:11 pm on December 28th
Joyce70 writes: I checked out the instructions for making a "croc planter." I'm sure the same technique could be used with other recyclable items. Fun! Posted: 12:03 pm on December 28th
pattyspencer writes: Altho it's a great recycling idea - it's not for me Posted: 11:01 am on December 28th
Annek writes: Those Crocs are 'stepping up' in the world! Posted: 10:56 am on December 28th
Jillian_Faye writes: One of our other contributors, Billy Goodnick, actually wrote instructions for making croc planters. You should check it out! http://www.finegardening.com/item/21142/holey-crocs-batman Posted: 9:44 am on December 28th
tractor1 writes: What a terrific idea for recycling all shoes... gotta go rummage through my closets... come spring all those expensive worn out sneakers I hadn't the heart to toss in the trash will get a new life laced to my veggie garden fence. Thank you!



Posted: 9:35 am on December 28th
meander1 writes: I love when gardening ideas show a sense of humor. The "crocs" as planters are quite fun. Posted: 7:55 am on December 28th
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