I have a lot of patio space, which means a lot of cement cover around my back yard. This is partly due to having a pool in the mist of it all. In order to bring a garden like feel to the surroundings I rely on oversized pots. I truly wish I could find a plant or plants which could survive our harsh winters being planted inside a container but it simply does not work. So . . . at the beginning of each summer season I drag my trusty HUGE pots out of storage and begin creating my gardens. And, yes, I do this all by myself. It’s really not that difficult. Last year I posted some garden pictures and had many asking where or how I planted my pots.
This year, I remembered . . . so here you go.
I usually clean mine with clorox the day before planting just to kill any bacteria that may be left over.
This is my assembling line.
When I’m lifting those bags of rocks and dirt it reminds me why I decide to work out every day (yep, get to skip that today).
I like to choose a tall, colorful plant for the center as a focal point for these pots.
Many years I cheat on this step and seriously buy two hanging pots already assembled and turn them upside down on the lawn and cut them right in half and replant them around the center plant. It works like a gem. And don’t worry about the roots, just tear them gently apart and they will survive just fine. This year I just couldn’t find any I loved, so back to the old fashion route.
Then spray the dirt off and Ta Da . . . makeshift gardens.
The final step is placing them throughout my patio.
I use all sorts of containers in different sizes and colors to bring a garden feel to my backyard.
I spray painted these white this year for a new change.
This year I decided to stick my rod iron basket right smack in a flower bed. (I’m kind of really liking it there)
I also like to place flower containers by all my benches for an added garden feel.
Oh, I can’t forget, my herb garden . . . remember from last year? It worked perfectly, this year its mint, lavendar and thyme.
I also have a few huge pots that I fill this way with fountain grass and flowering kale. We enjoy picking the kale for salads and kale chips throughout the summer.
Love to see how you create gardens in your backyards as well, so feel free to let me know.
As always my friends, thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful Friday . . . Go enjoy some fun in the backyard.