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Bucket Full Of Pansies

Bucket Full of Pansies

bucket of pansies

One of my favorite spring flowers are the Pansies and Violas. Pansies and violas are cold tolerant plants and are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and will keep blooming until the heat of the summer.  Add them to an old container such as a bucket and they are adorable.

I have 3 galvanized buckets that I inherited from my husband’s aunt.

They were his grandmothers before that. His grandmother operated an Apple orchard so they were probably used for that purpose.  It is fun knowing some of the history behind the buckets.

When I was given the buckets I was super excited/happy. I love reclaimed items.  Just goes to show that the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is so true.

Bucket Full of Pansies

bucket of pansies

This bucket is in pretty good shape. The other one I used for the herb garden had part of the bottom rusted out which worked great for the herbs.

Since this didn’t have a bottom that had holes, I added a few holes in the bottom for drainage.

Next I added rocks to create a way for the water to drain to the bottom of the bucket.

Same as the herb garden if you want to see how I did that.

IMG_5693.jpgAAdd a good potting soil and then add the plants.  Water well. They will do best if they receive at least 4 hours of early morning sun and then later in the day shade.



Bucket Full of Pansies

To keep the flowers blooming you will need to pinch or clip off the wilted blooms so that they do not go to seed.

I do this every day or every other day.  Its not hard to do.

I have them on my front porch.

bucket of pansies

What type of containers have you put flowers in?  Do you like vintage containers?

Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon!




  1. April 16, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    Too cute!! Love the pop of color!!

    • BonBon
      March 20, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks Alli…….I love the colors that Spring brings. Have a great Day!

  2. April 17, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Too cute! I have a few galvanized buckets but they don’t have a fun back story like your does! I need to find some pansies!

    • bbfarmhouse
      April 17, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      Hi Jayleen…I love to see your buckets once you fill them with pansies or whatever else you decide. Have fun and thanks for stopping by. ~bonbon~

  3. Angie
    April 23, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Love an old bucket and it looks great with the little pansies! Thanks for linking to Something To Talk About Link Party!!

  4. Lou Lou Girls
    April 27, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    This looks so incredible! I’m always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  5. May 8, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    Love it….I just started collecting buckets of different sizes and color last year to plant in. I think it just adds to the garden.

    • bbfarmhouse
      May 10, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      Hi Pam I agree, buckets really add interest to a garden. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Michelle James
    May 10, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites! I love the look of the pansies in the bucket! Hope to see you again next week! Michelle

  7. May 13, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Bon Bon, this is so great! I love the use of the vintage buckets and the history you have with them. Beautiful flowers as well. I haven’t planted my flowers for Spring yet, I know I’m late. Thanks for sharing on Friday Favorites. Hope to see you link up this week. I also pinned your post!

    • May 14, 2015 / 12:10 am

      I also wanted to mention that your post was selected as my favorite this week to be featured. 🙂

      • BonBon
        March 20, 2016 / 12:09 pm

        What a great surprise. I am running behind this week but will head over now. Thanks

  8. Michelle James
    May 14, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Hi! I wanted to let you know that you will be featured as one of my favorites at Friday Favorites, which will be live tonight! We would appreciate a shout out on your social media & hope you will link up again! Thanks Michelle OurCraftyMom

  9. May 16, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    These look wonderful in a bucket, such a clever idea! I wish we could still get pansies, were past that point in our season! Thanks for stopping by Friday Features this week!
    Have a great weekend, Karren

  10. March 18, 2016 / 5:57 am

    Oh I think I need a bucket full of pansies to brighten up our garden for spring. They were my granddad’s favourite flower, he said they reminded him of smiling faces.

    • BonBon
      March 20, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      What a wonderful memory of your granddad. Now I will think of the smiling faces when I look at pansies. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. March 18, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Love anything in galvanized buckets, but flowers are the best! Beautiful 🙂

  12. March 20, 2016 / 8:33 am

    I’m still waiting for the pansies to arrive in our area – another week or so and I’ll be planting up some buckets too, thanks to this inspiration! Would love for you to share it on Dishing It & Digging It – we go live every Sunday at 4 PM Eastern.

    • BonBon
      March 20, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks I will be heading over at 4 p.m. Thanks

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