Here's mine, made from an old oil-drip pan. I found it in my basement--we rent here, so who know's how old it is. It's galvanized, and I didn't bother to scrub the sides, giving it a more rustic look. Plopped it on top of this big ol' log we have on our porch.
I've got some annuals, and one Savory herb plant. Was thinking about finding something that will "poke" out of the spout of the pan. The snap-dragons need some love, but the others are doin' alright.
See my cool pepper ceramic planter back behind there? I found that at a flea market. Looks just like a bell pepper!! Had a crack in the bottom of it, but that's cool, cause it needs drainage anyway! Looks like the bit of Thyme I put in there is doing better than it's brother in my larger herb container! With all this rain on the east coast (finally it's drying out, now), a lot of plants just rotted in the ground or planter, and got stinky. Yuck!
I'd like to put moss on the log. I've heard once that you can make your own moss by blending a bit of moss with some water, then you can spray or spread it on a surface. It then grows to moss. Anybody ever done this? I'm wondering how much you need to start.
More, More Creative Planters, folks!!