Is it finally warm where you are? I know some places had snow on the ground for quite a while. Here in Florida, we've already been sweltering for weeks (maybe months). And I've been wanting to spruce up our curb appeal to get us looking "spring fresh" for just as long. So when I was offered to write this post on behalf of Miracle-Gro, I took it as a sign to get my butt in gear and get dirty. MY plan was the DIY Tilted Pot Planter. I've sen a few varieties around the net which usually makes me shy away... but I couldn't this time! Isn't it cool?! I made that. :) And really easy to do... I swear... I'll show ya.
- A variety of clay pots in different sizes
- 1 piece of rebar... mine was 5'
- Moisture Control Potting Mix
- A variety of colorful plants... pick what you like!
Here my kids are running the isles of the garden center as we picked out flowers. They love that I just point them in the direction of the 99 cent table and let them pick what they want.
Step 1 (optional): Paint your pots
I chose to spray paint my clay pots using spray paint from my garage to add even more color. This is completely optional.
Step 2: Hammer your rebar into the ground.
I made sure it went in a good foot or so. This sucker is sturdy. Do this while your pots dry if you painted them.
Step 3: Place your largest pot over the rebar and fill with potting mix
Don't plant your plants yet... get all the pots on first filled with potting mix. Kiddos helped every step of the way. Doesn't everybody garden is sparkle Uggs?
Step 4: Add the rest of your pots.
Continue threading pots over the rebar from largest to smallest. Fill each pot with potting mix as you go, and alternate tilting them in opposite directions.
Step 5: Plant!
Now it's time to get creative and arrange your plants however you wish. And since you used Miracle-Gro, you know your beauties are going to bloom a lot and last all season. :)
That's it. I really can't believe how quick this project was. Maybe an hour with both kids helping.
Both are excellent resources for "budding" gardeners (you see what I did there? ha) or experienced ones. I really like how my DIY Tilted Pot Planter came out... and I know it's going to last all season. I hope you try it!