6.04.2012

Container Garden Ideas


I thought I would share a few ideas for container gardens that I have come across.  I am always looking for new and unique ideas to use.  This is an old bathtub made to look like a stick man is taking a bath.  


 Here is another view of the same container.  I thought it was a pretty cute idea.  It made me laugh out loud.



This is a wire container.  I love how unique it is.  I don't see containers like this often and this one is planted with really pretty flowers.


Here is the front view of the same container.




I had some extra time one day and decided it was time to pretty up my daughter's front porch.  It has just been begging to be decorated. (I believe we should make them as pretty as we can) We went to the local garden store and didn't really find what we were looking for so we purchased a couple of these pots and decided we could make it like we wanted.


We found some wood appliques and some glue that would be appropriate for outdoors.  We glued the wood appliques to the pot and to hold them into place till the glue dried we used hot glue and put a bead all the way around the edges.  This would give it a bit more protection from moisture on the back side.


While we waited for those to dry...


 We used web taping that is used for taping and bedding drywall.  It is made of a waterproof material.  It has a sticky side that holds it down till the soil is added.  It works perfect as a strainer to allow the excess water to drain yet keeping the potting soil in the pot.  It is low cost and should last pretty much forever.  (sorry about the picture quality, I was using my phone)


Our next step was to use spray paint appropriate for use on the foam/resin planter.  We spray painted it black.  Didn't it make the planter look really nice?


Next we added moisture control potting soil (we live in Texas where it is dry and hot)  This type of potting soil would not be appropriate for everyone.  We planted impatiens, and green leaf begonias in red and white and just a touch of pink.  We will add a bit of mulch to help keep the moisture and to protect the soil from splashing away.


Next we hosed that dusty porch off and placed the planters on each side of the door.  I thought it turned out really nice.  We still have more decorating to do on that porch but this will be a nice beginning.  Maybe soon we will come across just the right outdoor furniture to add to that porch for the right (low) price.  I hope I was able to give you a few ideas for your container gardens.

Until Next Time
Debbie
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5 comments:

Bristlecone Pines said...

Cool design. And everything placed in right place.

GardenCentre said...

Amazing placement i have not seen like this before totally different i am so inspired here.
Thanks for sharing...




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Digital Flower Pictures said...

Oh I love the wire one and the homemade ones. We use Moisture Control up here too. A lot of people complain about it but I think it works great.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Oh I love the wire one and the homemade ones. We use Moisture Control up here too. A lot of people complain about it but I think it works great.

Donna Heber said...

Wonderful container ideas Debbie! Your porch looks lovely flanked with the two patio pots.