Saturday, February 25, 2012

My first tipsy planter

I built my first tipsy planter yesterday and put it the front yard for maximum effect.  It consists of a piece of 1/2" rebar 58" long that was salvaged from a demolition project (cost: free), five 8" terra cotta pots from the 99 cent store (cost $5), compost from my pile (cost: free) and 5 six-packs of flowers from Home Depot (cost: $10) for a total cost of $15, but the results are priceless.  I pounded the rebar into the ground, leaving 
36" exposed, slipped the first pot on to it and filled it with compost, then slipped the next pot onto the rebar and tipped it at an angle and filled it as well, repeating the process at opposing angles until all the pots were on the rebar.  The bottom pot was planted with assorted pansies, the next one up has red petunias, the next is filled with yellow pansies, the next has white petunias and the top contains snapdragons.  I'm so happy with the result that others will surely be joining it.  The next one will be be planted entirely in trailing rosemary and I can definitely see one with a variety of succulents.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I need to do one like this. The trailing rosemary is a good idea.