How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to make a wooden wheelbarrow planter | This time of year it seems as though we can't leave the store without another pumpkin, gourd or other piece of harvest inspired paraphernalia. My little guy loves grabbing something new for our collection each visit. (and I admit, I love this time of year just as much and may sneak in my own piece... or two) While we have been working on sprucing up the yard the past couple of weeks - I decided a wooden wheelbarrow would create the perfect home for displaying all of these gathered fall Continue reading

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

I have come across many clay flowerpots and planters I absolutely adore only to pick them and find out they do not have any drainage holes. It's a big disappointment, considering pretty much all plants need adequate drainage to survive - however, it's not that difficult to drill drainage holes yourself with just a few simple supplies. I have used this method on several different ceramic containers over the years to create some pretty unique planters - even though they were not originally intended for plants. The key to properly drill Continue reading

Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Our herb garden this year has finally taken root. While there are still a few spots that need to fill in - I thought I'd better share now before it starts growing wild and out of control. For the past couple of years I have put together a small sized herb garden to sit on our back deck. I love the convenience of having fresh herbs growing just steps away from the back door. Plus, since they are easily accessible - and right next to the grill - we tend to use them a lot more. While visiting a local nursery earlier this spring, I happen to Continue reading

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Once the weather breaks I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. While I'm inspired and intrigued by any living plant I can tuck in and around our garden - I am always looking for simple ways to incorporate them elsewhere outdoors. Today I'm working on our deck and put together this succulent wall planter to bring some green life to the space. Garden succulents are one of my favorite perennials and while there are a few that are finicky - there are many that are Continue reading

How to Make Patio Paver Planters

How to Make Patio Paver Planters

 I have a slight obsession with flowers this time of year. The minute the stores open up their garden section I am beyond giddy with excitement. Not only do I enjoy overfilling our flower beds and gardens; but any little nook and cranny I can stick a container pot, I do! I have gone through my fair share of pots; plastic ones that I spray painted and have chipped, terra cotta that have aged nicely but cracked, and large decorative fiberglass pots that are simply too expensive. The best pots I have found to date, that I can and have relied on Continue reading

Make an Inexpensive Hanging Air Plant Terrarium From a Holiday Ornament

Make an Inexpensive Hanging Air Plant Terrarium From a Holiday Ornament

A couple months ago I shared some inexpensive holiday ornaments I came across while browsing the festive isles being stocked for the upcoming season.  The moment I spotted one of the $2 ornaments this vision of a hanging terrarium immediately popped in my head. As I have mentioned before, I really like having a little pile of extra gifts for the unexpected this time of year. These hanging terrariums are inexpensive and a breeze to put together, plus they contain a living plant - which I think makes a great lasting gift. Especially the Continue reading

35 Herb Container Gardens ~ Pots & Planters {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Last year was the first year I decided to start all my herb plants directly from seeds. I have to admit, I didn't really think I had the patience to wait for the seeds to grow - however, I started them early indoors and they quickly grew to the typical sized plants I would normally end up buying anyway when it was actually time to plant them outdoors. The seeding and growing process was incredibly easy {no green thumbs required}. I used small terra cotta pots {shown above bottom right} for the seeds and kept them on my kitchen window sill Continue reading

40 Ideas to Dress Up Terra Cotta Flower Pots – DIY Planter Crafts {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

40 Ideas to Dress Up Terra Cotta Flower Pots – DIY Planter Crafts {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

I get so excited this time of year as I begin to see the garden sections and nurseries starting to fill with new merchandise for the spring. Even though it's still a bit early, some refreshing diy projects this time of year never hurt the anticipation of sunshine and warmer weather. I can never have enough flowers once the spring weather allows - and as I like to have them scattered around everywhere, I can never have enough pots to go along with them. Terra Cotta flower pots are fairly inexpensive, compared to the faux plastic look-a-likes, Continue reading

Planting a Pot of Perpetual Spring Color with Fall Bulbs. Dig. Drop. Done {& Curbside Chaos contest}

Planting a Pot of Perpetual Spring Color with Fall Bulbs. Dig. Drop. Done {& Curbside Chaos contest}

This post brought to you by Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.. All opinions are 100% mine. I had mentioned a few weeks ago that one of the things on my fall project to-do is planting bulbs. It's a perfect opportunity to get outside this time of year and take advantage of the fabulous fall weather - while getting a head start at preparing an incredible garden of blooms for the spring. {plus it's a great activity to get the little guy involved in too} It could not be any easier - just dig, drop, and your done - simple enough for even the most novice Continue reading

Distressed White Washed TerraCotta Pots

While the white mineral deposits that form on the outside of terracotta may not be the best thing for your plants - I happen to love the worn aged look it adds to the pots. Terracotta pots are rather inexpensive, especially compared to some of the other flower pots out there, however I am not really fond of the brand spanking new look that comes with them. I have played around in the past looking for different ways to roughen them up and wanted to share the latest one - which is super easy and quick. This is the perfect time of year to Continue reading