Well, it’s official I have the planting bug. This is a mix of flowers, vines, herbs and vegetable plants.
Since I have a small unfenced yard, I do a lot of gardening in containers.
I’ve had this one for years and I decided it was time to give it a fresh look. Note, on old resin containers it is not necessary to sand.
I don’t know what happened but this key lime color spoke to me at the store, along with a few other brightly colored pots.
I decided I need to add a little umph to my deck and I went head first into color.
The key lime spray paint took to the resin container without any issues. Love this color!
I wanted it to look aged so I took some gel stain (that’s what I had on hand) and brushed it on with a light touch. Remember, start out light and then if you want more you can add it.
Next I bought this pole-pot hanger thing from Canton trade days last year, so I decided I was going to put it up. Not as easy as the man made it seem.
First, the key lime green pot was too big. I found a small clay pot in put it in the larger pot and then put the rod inside that pot.
Next you fill it with pea gravel and then there are some horizontal levelers that you put on and finish off with more pea gravel. It took me two bags and a lot of dirt.
This is a really big pot!
I took the smaller pots and aged them the same way I aged the key lime pot and started arranging them. At this point my DH and I have had 3 arguments. Him trying to tell me how to do it and me telling him it is all about tension and the weight of the various pots.
TA DAH! Here they are all planted. There is zucchini, yellow squash, Greek oreganos, thyme, cilantro, arugula and basil. The very top pot has a red trailing flower.
My umbrella is a faded key lime green and my brick is shades of orange and yellows so the teal and burgundy will add a nice accent. Yeah, yeah the deck needs to be redone…..maybe when we win the lottery.
This is the next project for outside and I’m thinking a nice teal will do the trick or some more key lime with teal, yellow, orange and burgundy fabric pillows. Hmmmm, my mind never stops.