The point of the article is that there are so many things around the house that can be used for container planting. My favorite in her article is a bunch of colorful rubber boots that are lined up on a bench; I have also seen them nailed to a fence. They give a great splash of color, not only from the boots, but also from the flowers in the boots…..and it would basically cost nothing to do.
Bev and I have found some great giveaways at garage sales this summer, and many of them will be used as containers next year. We found a wonderful wicker 3-shelf piece that will hold wicker baskets with plants. We found an old dresser for free, and we are going to open the drawers and fill them will dirt and have trailing plants growing in the drawers.
Old wheelbarrels can be used as planters, and I have even seen old toilets used as containers.
What I want to impress upon you is that one does not have to go spend big bucks for the garden; every day household items can serve as unique and creative vessels in a garden, and give that garden a spice of whimsy.