Welcome Spring With a Spilled Flower Pot

March 23, 2016

We've been seeing these everywhere - and we love them! Spilled flower pots are showing up in gardens everywhere. The whimsical illusion is that a pot has tipped over and released gorgeous blooms across your lawn or garden. Give this idea a try in honor of spring and to kick your outdoor decor up a notch.

Here's what you'll need to do:

1. Choose the right spot and the right plants. If you want your pot spilling out underneath a shady tree, choose blooms that don't require much sun. Centering the pot in the middle of your garden, on the other hand, will probably mean sun-loving plants.Image: balconygardenweb.com

2. Choose your pot or container. A container with a wide-open mouth is best. Make sure the pot is deep enough to have some of your blooms grow back into the plant as well as outward, away from the "mouth" of the container.

3. Break off a piece of the container. This doesn't have to be an exact science; just try to break away a roughly triangular piece.

4. Dig half an inch into the ground to firmly place the broken container, replacing dirt around the container.

5. Dig a hole of the appropriate depth for your plant(s) right at the broken mouth area of the container, and plant your blooms.

6. Water following the first planting and then water as appropriate to the plant(s).

7. If you will be replacing your flowers with different plants as the seasons change, dig the hole deep enough for an entire flower pot, then plant the pot and flowers. When it comes time for a change-up, simply dig around the pot and lift it from the ground, then replace with fresh blooms.

Enjoy...and happy spring!


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