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Monday, May 16, 2011

Yet Another Outdoor Project - 'Tipsy' Flower Pots!

Good morning!  

Our weekend was fairly busy - how about yours?  Now that the weather is nice it seems like there is always so much to do in the yard.  We spent most of yesterday starting the landscaping project in our front yard.  And by starting I mean pulling out all the old stuff that has been there since we moved into the house back in 2006!  Believe me, it was long overdue to be done!!!!

Also, my flower pots were looking kind of sad and needed some flowers!  So after a trip to Lowe's Home Improvement (one of my favorite stores), we got busy potting the petunias.  I picked petunias because they are hardy, like the sun, grow easily, bloom all summer (don't forget to dead head them), and most importantly attract hummingbirds!

A couple of years ago we planted day lilies around our lamp post and added a border.  But that area still needed DH and I added this:

Tipsy Flower Pots
What do you think?  Amazingly, it was pretty simple to do!  We used a 5 foot piece of 1/2" metal conduit to stabilize them.  The bottom pot is 12", then there are three 8" pots, and topped off with a 6" pot.  These particular pots did not have drain holes, but that was easily solved with a cordless drill and a big drill bit (we put the holes right in the center).  Once the holes were done, the conduit got tapped into the ground.  (No real science there, we just sort of eye balled it!) Then the fun began - stacking the flower pots - adding the potting soil and petunias - and Voila! 'Tipsy Flower Pots' to admire.

I'm so happy with how it turned out that I'm totally thinking about doing a larger version (bigger pots) in my backyard once we get the patio finished!  (haven't told my hubby yet, though - LOL)

Maybe this gave you an idea for a landscaping project for your patio or yard. If so, have fun with it.  The sky really is the limit.  You could paint the pots, or use them as address markers, or just leave them plain like I did (I liked the color of the pots so much that I hated to change them).  But whatever you do, make it your own!

Well, have a wonderful Monday!  See ya soon.


1 comment:

  1. That looks so cool! Gonna have to see that in person.


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