Tricycle Planter

I had a planter for several years that looked like a tricycle with a box behind the seat. The box was made of a very 1/4-inch thin plywood. The last three years I had succulents in the box that did quite well until the bottom fell out of the box last fall. The box was made of wood which was very thin but everything I planted in it grew well. I started to send it to the landfill but didn’t for some reason.

This is the 2020 version of the planter filled with hens & chicks.

Well, my wonderful hubby thought he might be able to salvage the rotted mess and make it sturdier and he did just that!

I think it’s so cute and so much more sturdy!
The bottom of the box now has drainage holes. He also replaced the pedals on it.
I started to paint the seat but thought the aged look was better.

I think this year it will have red geraniums in the flower box!!

Author: ritascountryways2022

I'm just a country girl living life my way on a farm with my husband and our critters. We've been married fifty years and been farming all of that time. We've moved from one family farm to one of our own and then to another family farm that has been in the family through at least six generations. In this day and age we could not have picked a better life!

4 thoughts on “Tricycle Planter”

  1. I love this planter! I’m putting strawberries in my repurposed bathtub planter.
    There are so many annuals you can put in your planter. Your Zinnias would look phenomenal in there.

    Geraniums, creeping Jenny, pansies, violas.

    Whatever you do it will be wonderful!


  2. Love this
    What a heartwarming story of giving an old planter a new life. Kudos to your husband for his creativity and handiwork! The hens & chicks look beautiful in it, and it’s great to see that the bottom now has drainage holes. I hope the red geraniums will thrive in it this year!
    Easy Landscape Gardening


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