Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ready to Plant Garden Containers

Planting in garden containers is simple and fun.  Here I used a vintage wrought iron chair, that should have an upholstered seat.  I searched for a container that was 15 inches square at the top for an insert.
Salterini chairs without seats.
 Plastic pots from the orange home store.
 I removed the drainage plugs, but saved them.
 Because the planter was so deep, and I didn't want the container to become too heavy, I added some bubble wrap layers to take up space at the bottom.
Containers filled with planting soil.
First in was the potato vine.  Hopefully it will grow and grow and cover the bottom of the container.
 Next I added Geraniums,  a  New Guinea Impatiens, and a white fluffy thing.
Because squirrels keep digging in my containers, I took my daughter's advice and tried sprinkling in some chili powder.
 I placed the three chairs around the garden in shady spots.

All in all I was happy with this project and look forward to taking photos of the chair planters when the plants grow in.  Maybe I'll add others as the seasons change.

1 comment:

Bernie H said...

Love this idea, Lori. I can't wait to see how they look when the Potato Vine has grown and the other plants filled out.