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Chair Planters

Make fun and interesting container gardens by turning an old chair into a planter.

Most gardeners fill a landscape with beds, but interior designer Renee Buchhauser prefers to sprinkle her San Diego lawn with chairs. "I'm always trying to find unusual ways to plant and garden and looking for things that are unexpected," she says. Eight years ago, after seeing the idea of planting in a salvaged chair, Renee took the notion further, painting a chair frame and adding embellishments to give the piece a unique personality.

To create your version, simply remove the seat or cut a hole in it and make a wire frame from chicken wire. Line the frame with coconut fiber, fill it with potting mix, and you're ready to plant.

Test Garden Tip: Unless you use chairs designed for outdoor use, you'll want to paint and seal them regularly so they don't succumb to the weather.

Kinder Garden

This little chair, planted with petunias and sweet alyssum, makes for a charming display all spring and summer long.

Pretty Patina

Purple delphiniums make a showstopping centerpiece among a combination of lavender Mexican heather and fragrant mint.

Flower Power

Start the season off right with a hot seat planted with cool-loving blue lobelia and purple pansy. Once summer heat kicks in, white geranium, bacopa, and pink petunias will have grown large enough to carry the show.

Garden Throne

Give bees and butterflies a resting place with this planter. Pink pentas and red salvia are surefire favorites; white bacopa, blue lobelia, and delphiniums make charming accents.

Garden Cheer

Chartreuse looks great with anything, but bring it to the forefront by pairing it with silvery dusty miller, white sweet alyssum, pink Mexican heather, and blue lobelia.

Multicolor Delight

Can't pick a color? Go with several! This red, blue, and yellow chair serves as a home for scented spearmint, bacopa, argyranthemum, and golden gaillardia.

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