Our gardening instincts are singing to a different tune - and that is, your blooms don't need to be confined to traditional planters. Grow them from an old piano. Or click through for our other planter ideas...
Knowledge grows from books. So do succulents! Image via .
Alas poor Yorick! I planted him well. With their eye sockets and open craniums, skulls make surprisingly spacious planters for wild greenery. Image and tutorial via .
Unpack those sardines and revamp their old home for air plants and cacti - you can even attach these cans to your walls. Find retro containers on . Image via .
Plants are easy tenants. They'll set up shop in repurposed dinosaur toys, which prowl the prehistoric lands of .
A vintage soup tureen, like this stangl blue and white earthenware pot from , offers a cosy space for your plants to simmer down and spill over.
Once your standard buddy for grocery shopping, paper bags have evolved to become washable (like leather) and stylishly hand-sewn by Tuscan artisans. They're also adorable planters, available from .
Imitation snail shells are an intimate space to nurture your miniature plants. Image via .
Children's portable bookshelves would make a fine home for an maidenhair fern - whether for the little one's room or yours! My Escape Cloud Book Case, $50, available at .