I spotted these planters in the front yard of a quiet residential street in Davis, California and had to stop and find out more. The homeowners purchased and installed these garden boxes prominently in the front yard where they blend in nicely with the landscape.
After purchasing their first 6 foot round steel bin used off of Craigslist, the homeowners hoped to find more in the same fashion. After a few months of waiting, however, they began calling around to local farm supply stores and located some great 8 foot long bins to purchase new. From the street, the bins blend in well - disguised by the neatly overflowing garden and the wooden rails.
The owners constructed a wooden rail around the top, making them a nice place to sit, and helps them to further blend in with the yard.
(Images by Trent Johnson)