From Dustpan to Garden

August 17, 2010 by

Better hanging in your urban garden than in a landfill, yes? We’ve seen all sorts of discarded items breathe new life as garden containers, and some, like this vintage dustpan spotted on Etsy, as vertical gardens. Do you have some cool ideas for repurposing items for use in an exterior or interior garden?  Send us your ideas and we’ll post them!


  1. Georgia said:

    What about an astro-turf pocket garden at ?

    — August 17, 2010 @ 20:39

  2. Megan said:

    That’s adorable! I’m keeping an eye out for old dustpans.

    — August 17, 2010 @ 21:41

  3. patrick said:

    That’s awesome. Very cool. Looking at all of my cleaning implements in an entirely different way today.

    — August 18, 2010 @ 19:12

  4. mac pos said:


    — September 3, 2010 @ 02:14

  5. Win a Lechuza Self-Watering Container: Enter Our Think Outside the Planter Box Photo Contest! Pingback said:

    […] you can repurpose into interesting container gardens. Turn your old stuff into new stuff. Hang a dustpan on your fence for an instant vertical garden. What can you think […]

    — March 18, 2011 @ 15:43

  6. urban gardens, vertical gardens, wall gardens, industrial, event space, succulents, weddings Pingback said:

    […] from Style Me Pretty / engagement session by GLK Creative from Merci New York / dustpan garden from Urban Gardens /// 2nd row: succulents in tin cans from MO Zone / vertical garden panel from Flora Grubb Gardens / […]

    — March 9, 2012 @ 15:20

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

Visit Robin Horton @UrbanGardens's profile on Pinterest.

Discover more from Urban Gardens

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading