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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This picture is for Elizabeth @ http://elizabethannesgarden.blogspot.com who asked to see a full view of the tire garden.  Click on picture to make it larger. You can see I have some tires that are three high, some are two and some are one tire high.  This can be done in a more attractive way.  Mine really isn't all that large. I had gotten the ones that are flat on the ground started when I was planting collard greens in them and needed more tire space, but for succulents or flower gardening it is nice to stack higher to save your back.  I have also seen where you can do rows kind of staggered and you can build out from higher tire stacks to lower and be able to plant in the spaces between the tires as well.  I am actually thinking of using some 7 inch high (or so) edging to be able to close in the areas around the tires to plant in the spaces as well.  I think some sweet sort of wild flowers would look very cool growing about.  We shall see.   I have not painted my tires because the sun and heat down here would probably have it all cracking off.  I will, someday, empty these out and rearrange them in a more attractive manner.  It will be a lot of work, because they are all full of soil that will have to be managed and redone.  I can't think about that now until fall/winter here.  Hope anyone who feels inspired to make a tire garden will do so and let me know so I can see what you do.  Hey... here are some more sites you can check out I copied from Google Blog Search!




  1. Making Tire Planters | ThriftyFun


    Apr 21, 2013
    This is a guide about making tire plantersOld tires have been used for years to makeinexpensive and creative planters... Old tire with/without rim; Sharp kitchen knife; chalk; potting soil; spray paint. Directions. Draw pattern ...
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  2. How To Make A Tire Planter | Vegetable gardening hints


    Mar 30, 2013 by The Cheap Vegetable Gardener
    The post How To Make A Tire Planter appeared first on The Cheap Vegetable Gardener.Used tires are a difficult waste product to dispose of as they take up a great deal of space and are discarded in large volumes every year ...

  3. 100 Days to Hippie: Day 13 -- Tire Planter


    Apr 1, 2013 by Tiff
    When I first told my mother I was going to make a planter from an old tire, her mind instantly flashed back to the tacky whitewashed tire planters from the 1970's. The horrid fashion and decor of that era must have left her with ...
    More results from 100 Days to Hippie

  4. Seven best Ideas of How to Reuse and Recycle Old Tires | Austin ...


    May 14, 2013 by admin
    These old tires are recycled and reused so that there is reduction on the pressure on nature and even the pollution is reduced by not burning or incinerating these old tires. Rubbers produced from rubber machine are ... Planters- one of the most common ways of using old rubber tires are for planters. One can plant flowers or small vegetables ...One can search online for new patterns to make a pair of sandals at home themselves. These sandals and sleepers are very ...

  5. How to Make Recycled Planters | The Discovery Blog


    Apr 9, 2013 by Lindsay N.
    If old shoes and boots aren't your cup of tea and you would prefer something a little more stylish, why not look at making some unusual but artistic planters from old tiresOld tires cut into sections and painted to look like ...

  6. Uses for Old Tires Finding creative ways touse w... - just a marine


    May 3, 2013 by just a marine
    I don't know how they do it, but I have seen where they take an old tire and cut it tomake a tire swing that looks like a horse (complete with stirrups). It was at our local petting zoo. By Khickman. Planters With Inside Out Tires ...
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  7. Little Known Ways of Re-Using Old Tires - Scarborough Disposal


    Jan 27, 2013 by admin
    Make Pots Out of Old Rubber Tires. Discarded rubber tires make excellent plantersand pots for plants such as herbs, shallow-rooted vegetables, shrubs and flowers. Unlike ceramic and clay pots, rubber pots will not crack or break and are ...

  8. DIY - Self Reliance: Recycle old cars parts : making an old tire planter


    Jan 9, 2013 by geekyartistarabwoman
    Recycle old cars parts : making an old tire planter ... Hacks : Reuse old FlatBed scanner - make a Powerful lamp · Do It Yourself ! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ! ... How tomake a Rubber Tire Flower Pot · ✿ DIY Homemade ...

  9. Weekend Project: Tires to make our house pretty | Such and Such ...


    Mar 28, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm
    In fact, old tires are hella handy to have around the farm. ... that didn't work out too well for us last year), make nesting boxes out of them for your chickens, build an Earth home with them, just throw them down a hill and see whose tire goes the furthest ormake flower planters out of them… which is what we did. ... So Saturday morning, Dave and I took the time to make our house look more like a home and less like the “before” example on an episode of This Old House.

  10. Using old tires to make a flower bed - Green Energy - ECO Friendly


    Apr 5, 2013 by Mark Stevens
    Getting free old tires should be easy from many places. When getting new tires you might get old ones for only $5.00 On average all you will need is maybe four or five for a good bit of planting. But large installations may ...

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think it's great. I especially love the 100 days to Hippie link (I think I'm a hippie at heart).

I'm still holding on to those four tires . . . let's see what I can come up with!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I didn't know tire gardens were used so much for planters. You wouldn't ever have to worry about them breaking. Ha.. You could do all sorts of designs too. Well done.

Claude said...

Somebody linked to my post about time planters about a year ago... it's become my most visited post ever!

walk2write said...

Great ideas, Julie. We found some recycled tire art at a craft fair in Tallahassee a few years ago. I bought a bird feeder that was fashioned from an old tire. There are no limits to the imagination.

Diane AZ said...

What fun! I like how your tires are stacked to different levels, your tire garden looks great!

Candice Suter said...

Oh my gosh girl that Euphorbia is incredible! That is quite an accomplishment for sure to group this succulent! Bravo my friend!