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salvage yard planters
Photo by Sharon Cohoon

Before: Salvaged sewer pipes, After: Plant containers

The inch-thick pipes help insulate plants from desert heat. Their soothingly retro color, faded over time, adds a paradoxically modern vibe to the Las Vegas yard of designer Amy Zeldenrust (702/435-7224). 

Cost: Free—salvaged (with permission) from a construction site


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