3 Tier Planter

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.

You can see the upside down pots a little, but not to worry when the plants all fill in you wont see it.  If it does bother you, you can just have them be a little lower.

I then just planted them all up.

I hope this makes sense.  If you have any questions about how to make these or about what kind of plants to use, leave me a comment and I would be happy to help!

Happy Planting!!!!

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Pillows…simple right?

So today is my 3rd day of looking for pillows for our new living room couch.  This was something I was not planning on doing.  The living room was fine.  But the sofa had a SMALL hole in the back, you couldn’t even really see it!  but its covered under the protection plan, so I thought I would call and have them fix it.  Well, they couldn’t.  So we had to pick out a new one,  they don’t carry that one anymore.  Oh by the way this all started about 3 months ago.  Anyway we finally picked one and it was delivered about 4 days ago.  When it came it didn’t quite match the colors that were in there.  Which I thought it would, it’s a neutral color.  So needless to say I am redoing the living room we will be painting this week.  The pillows that came with the couch I don’t really like so I thought I would just go to the store and find new ones……ya, that hasn’t been the case.  I’ve been to 16 stores!  I did find 3 today that I thought would work one was only $2. But when I got them home I don’t like the other 2.  The $2 one I am keeping!

Here’s the new loveseat: