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Show them to me! Any sizes and colours! And now that I have your full attention....please show me your tire planters! :D

I have an abundance of old tires here on our property, and would like to make some planters. Nothing fancy, as cutting into tires isn't something I relish. I'm thinking of perhaps lining the veggie garden with flowers in tires that will attract honey bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

However, I may not be very artistic, so pictures for easy ideas would be appreciated. Tips are also received with gratitude. Much thanks!
 

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Tires leach off oils and other toxic substances into the soil. For that reason we don't use them for planters.
My personal opinion is to send them to a recycling center. There are many other appropriate uses for them when ground up and reused.
 

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Dixie, I don't know how to post pix's here but I had the same problem when I bought my 3 acres in OR. Old tires around. No one would take them in that area for recycling. I just love the pix's above elevenpoint by the way! Knowing about the sometimes toxic stuff coming off them, I got help to stack them up 4 tires high with rabbit wire below the top two tires. Covered that wire with landscape cloth and planted them with all kinds of succulents, many that trailed. Worked a treat and it was really nice. I planted wildflowers and other easy to grow plants all around the bases...Showy Asters as they are tallish, Veronica, short sunflowers, Then added some mint as I love it. I did have two tires which a strong neighbor turned inside out. They were white walls so looked really nice in the shade for shade loving plants. Good luck with this, I hope you come back with photos! LQ
 
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