The Old Toolbox Planter
One of my sayings is “If it can hold dirt, you can plant in it.” and I’m always looking for different things to plant in. During a clean out of the basement tool bench I came across this old metal blue tool box.
It was nearly impossible to move when filled with tools. When you push down on the handle it opened up to revel 5 compartments. After all these years it didn’t work properly and needed a lot of pushing and pulling to get it all the way open.
But when it was open I could see the possibilities. It got filled with dirt and then I started planting … succulents and sedums from the garden. There are always plenty of extras of those kinds of plants. Then I started adding a few tools as after all, it was a tool box.
There are some hens & chicks, creeping jenny, stonecrop and even a bit of wandering jew.
Back to the title of this post. Are you familiar with the English saying “throw a spanner in the works”? It means to do something that causes something not to work. I added a few spanners to this box. A spanner is a wrench for those that don’t know the term. Well in this case, the spanner in the works means the box won’t work as a tool box any more but it makes a fantastic planter.
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