For the last 4 days seems like all I’ve been doing is painting! Some of the projects aren’t done yet, I’ll post pictures when they are. So when I went to the store to get more paint, I couldn’t resist getting some plants. (The pots I already had) (oh and ignore all the chairs in the background, those are more projects) This is what I got……
this is what I made.
My pots are going in the shade so I used Impatiens, new guinea Impatiens, ivy, pothos, and lobelia. I like lots of different flowers in pots, so I always mix and match. When I worked, putting together special order pots was one of my favorite things to do.
For the soil I actually tried Miracle Grow! I know, I know! I usually go on and on about how much I don’t like it. BUT, I am giving them another chance! I didn’t use it straight tho, I mixed it a little less than half with super soil potting soil. I have heard lots of horror stories about what Miracle Grow has done to people’s plants. I have also heard lots of people say they like it. So…..its up to you. The ONLY thing I will say is that please please do not use it on any plant that you are going to eat. Fruits, veggies, citrus, herbs…..I have a whole spiel about it, but I wont bore you. 🙂
As far as building the tower this is how I did mine.
As I said the pots I already had so they really aren’t the right sizes I just made them work. The important thing is to have 3 pots that gradually get smaller, then 1 that fits inside the large and 1 that fits inside the medium pot. These get turned upside down and the next pot sits in top of that.
I wanted the bottom of the upside down pot to almost be level with the edge of my pot, so I used some brick that I had sitting around to build it up a little. If you don’t have bricks you could use rocks or soil. I then filled in around the pot, leaving the inside of the upside down pot empty.
I then just planted them all up.