We have had a couple of old wheel barrows that, when no longer used, made good planters. This one is along side of our driveway. The one with all the pink flowers is from last year; it was very pretty. The tall plants in the back are gomphrena, a plant I had never used before. It was very pretty and I will plant it again. The dark plant in the center is burgundy oxalis, a plant I would avoid like the plague! It is incredibly invasive and is almost impossible to get rid of. I planted it first in my fairy garden. Mistake! It wanted to take over everything. I am still trying to get rid of it. I thought it might be ok in the wheel barrow planter because it is a pretty plant, and can be contained. But no. It has hundreds of little bulbs and it is almost impossible to get them all out of the soil. So now I am putting them in the trash when I dig them up. Too bad; it is pretty. But so invasive! The next photo is of the first wheel barrow we had in this spot. It is full of two varieties of lantana, a plant that tolerates dry soil. As you can see, it did very well here. The last photo is the same wheel barrow with a planting that, while it grew well, didn’t turn out very well. The black eyed susans obviously grew exuberantly, but didn’t add much to this planting.