Summer is finally here, and its time to enjoy the outdoors and plant those summer flowers.
Personally, I love planting various flowers in containers. I have over 15 different unique flower containers I use every year.
Most of those containers are considered one-of-a-kind.
I use old enamelware and granite ware cooking vessels, and old galvanized buckets or tubs most of the time.
You can find them at farm auctions or estate sales for under $10 each. I love to use these primitive pieces because it adds character to the flowers and a bit of nostalgia.
Its not hard to place flowers and your favorite plants in them-Just make sure and drill some holes in the bottom, or add 2″ of river rock pebbles in the pot before adding the soil to help with proper drainage. I prefer to do both.
Here are some potted plants I just put together this last weekend.
The last photo features an “African Safari” Fairy Garden. I used hard plastic toy animals, desert rose stones and sand (I collected while on vacation in New Mexico last fall); a slice of crystal agate rock for a pond, and mini-fairy garden plants.
Use your imagination and have some fun!