Going away? Keep your plants wet: a bowl with plenty of water, placing one end of the string inside the container and the other end in the pot you want to water. By capillary action, the water will naturally move from the container to the pots.
Finding a Good Planter.From toolboxes to wheelbarrows, the garden shed can yield plenty of unique possibilities for containers. Just make sure to provide adequate drainage. Love old wheelbarrow with beautiful plants.
Use an old tire to create a small backyard pond. My kids, 3 sons, have been helping with yard work and planting. They keep asking for a pond. I think this is a great DIY project to do outside with them. Looks simple.