Thursday, May 31, 2007

Planting a Terra Cotta Tree

Get one large pot and 4 smaller ones and a garden staff or a post that will fit into the holes at the bottom of the pot. Set all the pots inside each other in the spot your wanting your terra cotta tree displayed. Insert the garden staff and push into the ground far enough that it feels sturdy. Lift the four smaller pots and fill bottom one with soil.
Take the bottom of the smaller pot out and slant it to the side then set the next one to the opposite side leaning against the garden staff till all the pots are tipped. Then add soil to each pot.
Add whatever plant you like to each pot and watch them overflow with beautiful blooms all summer! Enjoy!!! I have this big one and on the side of my house I have a tiny one on the other side also. They are a fun optical illusion for your guests.

Rumors are flying around that the CCAA is sending out a batch up to November 7th LID's. It's not as good as the rumor that was circulating earlier in the month of referrals up to the 20th, but on the lighter side it is not 2 days worth! Here's to all of you who get to finally see your babies faces this month! I'll be on the look out hanging onto your shirttails and celebrating with you.


27 comments:

Jeff and Michelle said...

What a fun and unique idea! I think I have all of this outside, I might just go try it!!! Thanks!

Michelle

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

I think I am going to try this and put it on my new deck.

Doris & Dan said...

That is so cool!! So gonna try it.

Thx for sharing!

Keep smilin!

Robin said...

That is a cool idea. I have 4 strawberry plants and I was trying to decide what/how I wanted to plant them. I might just have to try this with them this weekend.

kris said...

Oh my gosh... that is so cool.

Here's to hoping they get deep into the month, though it isn't looking that way, is it?

Janet said...

That is sooooo cute! I love it!!!!!

Stacy said...

That is so neat! I think I am going to try it too!!! I love it!

Made in China said...

No way! That is SO COOL!!!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Wow, what a great piece! You're so creative.

Lisa and Doug said...

What a cool idea!

Isabella's mommy & daddy said...

That is the cutest thing.. I think I might have to try that..
Kim

ladybugmommy said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I ever get out to my mess of a flower bed I am going to try it....first I have to fight the weeds :) Thanks for the neat idea, you have inspired me to atleast attempt my flower bed.

Steffie B. said...

Well...aren't you just little miss sassy pants! lol Cute idea....I just may have to try it! ;)

redmaryjanes said...

That is REALLY cute! I am a big gardener. I'll have to see if I can do that.

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing :O

cougchick said...

Oh My Gosh! I am going out right now to buy the pots. That is BEYOND adorable. Thanks for the great idea!!! My friend will love this for her birthday. She has a beautiful yard full of flower gardens and she will die of shock when I give her this. She won't be expecting it from moi.

Catherine said...

That is too cool! What a great and fun idea1 Thanks for sharing this with us!

Emmie said...

what a great idea! Totally creative! :)

Lisa said...

Wow!! I love it. I've been looking for a way to have some nice planters on my small deck. I'm heading out to the garden shops right after school. I'll post a pic of mine after it's done. You are really creative.

(((Hugs)))

Mrs. Vandertramp said...

Neat idea! Is it dog-approved, by any chance? I wonder if I could get away with it...

Nadine said...

Wow that looks great and what a unique idea. Have a nice weekend.

Dannye said...

and here I thought that you were just planting the terra cotta pots, and I was gonna ask how many you can grow....darn, and I thought it was perfect, what with my awful green thumb and all....hehehe

Dan & Kelly said...

What a great idea for a deck too! Thanks for sharing! Love it!

Jill and Jaap said...

LOVE IT!!

Shannon said...

I was looking for something cool to do on my patio. Thanks!!!

Shannon said...

love that planter idea... that is awesome!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh I like this... pity I have a light green thumb... hahaha