Friday, January 8, 2010

D.I.Y. plant pot

Green bag container of petunias © Evelyn Howard 2010

Green bag container of petunias © Evelyn Howard 2010

Space is limited on my balcony. Instead of buying a pot, I decided to make a temporary pot for these annuals.

I had fun with this little project. I made this container with a green-bag (well, grey in this case). Here are the steps:

  • remove handles,
  • cut a few holes at the bottom for water to drain out,
  • place a piece of newspaper inside to cover the holes,
  • fill with soil (ensure that the newspaper is in place), and finally,
  • add plants

FFI placed the container of petunias on a piece of wood. This allows me to to move the container (by moving the piece of wood), without disturbing the soil in the container.

I hope you enjoyed my gardening project. Thanks for reading. Have a nice weekend.

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10 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Evelyn: That is a cool container and sure more then satisfy your needs.

Sonia said...

What a fun container! I love petunias, they are so pretty and smell so good! Happy Friday! Miss Bloomers

kclily said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Tootsie said...

very cool idea!!!! I might just need to borrow that! thanks for linking in and flaunting with me. I am ordering my annual seeds!!!! those petunias are very springy!!

Darla said...

How cute!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great way to reuse! Very cool--and portable.

Noelle said...

Hello Evelyn,

What a great use for recyclable bags. Now you can not only use them for grocery shopping. Your petunias look great.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a cute idea! It's so nice to see some Summer flowers blooming somewhere!

Maureen said...

How awesome!

Bren said...

Followed you over from Tootsie Time... love your DIY pot! I can't wait to follow you in the New Year!

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