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The Gentleman Caller’s Bird Cage Planter

 

Knock knock knock.

Gentleman Caller.

One of my most favorite things to do is to repurpose something fun, whimsical, or FREE into a planter. Give me an old bathtub, some used drawers, or in this case a bird cage and in a few weeks it will be dripping with stunning verdigris.

I found this old antique bird cage on Craigslist and thought it had too much character to continue its life as a bird cage. Next I went to Buchanan’s Native Plants. Buchanan’s specializes in attracting specific varieties of butterfly and bird to certain indigenous plants. Isn’t it a wonderful metaphor for life to grow something that will attract the specimen that would normally have been captive inside? I like that idea.

Check out the video. I intend to get another larger one to accompany this one as a pairing. Wish me luck. In the meantime, make your own! The whimsy is just too much!