Hello, For the Love of Pinterest followers! My name is Rebecca from over at From TARDIS With Love and I am so happy to be here today blogging on one of my favorite blogs!
I was looking to do some “gardening” this week anyway since we moved into our new apartment and this was the perfect way to show you what my hubby and I accomplished. I found inspiration on Pinterest from here
Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower with Annuals
14”, 12”, 10”, 8”, and 6” Standard Terra Cotta Pots
12 ½” Terra Cotta Base
36” Wooden Dowel Rod
2 Cubic Feet of Potting Soil
Soil Moisture Granules
20-30 Annual Flowers
[We purchased everything from Lowe’s, but the base is from Home Depot!]
What to do:
Step 1: Start by placing the 14” pot on the saucer in its final location. It will be heavy after you are completely done so better now than later.
Step 2: Fill the pot about 2” high with soil then add the directed amount of Soil Moist and mix. Finish filling to the lip with soil and press down firmly and evenly. Place the dowel rod through the soil and into the hole in the bottom of the pot.
[If you are placing this tower in a garden, don’t use the saucer and push the rod about 3-4 inches into the ground for extra support.]
Step 3: Thread the 12” pot onto the dowel through the draining hole in the bottom of the pot. Repeat Step 2.
Step 3: Continue steps 2 and 3 with the rest of the pots. Now that you have constructed the rest of the tower, it is time to plant your flowers.
Step 4: Start from the bottom and move up when planting your flowers. Try to get a tight fit, but without crowding your plants. Once you have filled all the levels with your flowers, Fill in any leftover spaces with the remaining soil.
[We used smaller container annuals in the bottom 4 levels and grouped them in alternating flower colors. In the top level we put a few Hyacinths.]
Step 5: Water your flowers and admire your work.
[Since we used terra cotta pots you will need to water about once a day until the weather starts to get consistently hot. Then you will probably have to water twice a day. The good thing about this tower is that any excess water that may collect in the upper layers will filter down to the bottom, where the majority of the flowers are.]
I just wanted to give a huge thanks to Ariel for having me be a guest blogger today and hopefully (fingers crossed) she will be able to come do a guest post over at From TARDIS With Love!