'Bowl of Beauty' is a fabulous paeony and having left it behind in previous gardens, at last it's blooming in this one for the first time. Magic!
I've had this large vintage galvanised washing/mixing bowl for some years - it has a hole in one side and I've been dithering for a long time about what to do with it. Another just like it, but hole-free, is my mini pond, so finally I bit the bullet and asked my other half to put more holes in the base so I could turn it into a this little alpine planter which is sitting on our ancient iron bench. I really love it now - it's stocked with lovely alpine plants, some poached from my own garden and others purchased after a lovely splurge in a nearby garden centre. It looks a little new at the moment but will be lovely when it's grown a little.
All sorts of strange containers lend themselves to interesting garden planters and there are some really lovely ones around. I've planted a smokey dark Heuchera in an old watering can and a huge ceramic lampshade (upturned) is now full of petunias. I'll show those another time.
Thanks for looking - hope you enjoyed the flowery feast!