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DIY: Potted Planter

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Flowers Just For You Mum!

Good Morning Loves,

I’m so thankful for the rain today, somehow it always gives me the feeling of fall and winter months. I just love a long day of rain, cat naps, and listening to how happy the earth is after it’s thirst has been quenched. Everything just seems so much happier, so full of life. The calming hum of singing bugs seems louder, the blades of grass seem greener, and the flowers seem brighter… It’s just a feeling I get, I guess?

One thing I know is true about the month of September. It’s time to change out our Seasonal Color. I love my seasonal color in a Clay Planter, simple, easy, and mobile. I don’t get to spend a lot of time at home, so this is a simple way of brightening up my home without the commitment of flowerbeds. Although this is true, many people enjoy Planter Pots as beautiful accents to their porches, patios, walkways, or to their flower beds. The possibilities are endless, whether you are a seasoned pro or you are just trying your thumb out!

Materials:

  • Planter Pot
  • Stone or Debris (for Drainage)
  • Gloves (Optional)
  • Potting Soil
  • Granular All-Purpose Fertilizer
  • Hardwood Mulch
  • Flowers (we used: Celosia, Croton, Mum, Potato Vine)
  • Watering Can
  • Hand Pruners (Optional)

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All the material we used were found at Myra’s Garden, Now let’s get started! Grab your Planter Pot and Drainage Materials which you place in the bottom of the Pot over the drainage hole. You don’t want to plug the drain, just cover it so that the water can drain through and not the soil.

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If you have any little helpers running around this is a great project for them to get in on! This little guy jumped at the bit to get his hands in the mix…

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Add the potting soil 3/4 to 2/3 full. Where you stop depends on the size of the can your Flowers are in. You want the base of the plant to be 1-2 inches below the brim of the Pot.

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Spread the soil evenly and grab your Flowers! Squeeze the can of each Flower’s Pot, grab the base of the plant and the base of the Flower’s pot, and gently pull.

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The best Planting rule Myra ever taught me is “Thriller, Filler, Spiller”. The Thriller plants are going to be taller, more vertical growing varieties. Filler Plants should mature shorter than your Thrillers and fill out more horizontally. Spiller is my favorite, those bad boys just grow right over the side of the Pot!

Arrange your Flowers until you are thoroughly satisfied. Be Patient. Sometimes this step takes a little time. Give your Artsy-Fartsy side a little time to flourish, and you’ll be surprised with the simple beauty you can create.

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Once you’ve finished Planting, grab your Fertilizer and sprinkle in according to the directions on the label.

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Grab your Hardwood Mulch and spread a light layer over the top of the Potting Soil. This holds in moisture and adds nutrients to the soil as it begins to breaks down.

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Now you just gotta grab that Water Can, fill it up, and water your Flowers! Do this regularly to keep your newly Potted Planter looking it’s best! And Wa-Lah!

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See you Monday!

-XOXO,

Myra’s

2 Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful!! Can’t wait to try this!

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