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Easy Weekend Project - Planters

Looking for a quick little project to spruce up your outdoor entertaining space for the holiday weekend?  A planter is an easy way to add color and interest.   Plus you can enjoy your planter for many months to come.   Below I've included some pretty planter pictures (try saying that three times in row!) but also some tips for creating a successful planter.

Don't have a container?  Here are a couple of ideas for reusing items you may already have around the house.

Apartment Therapy Blog

Canadian House & Home
 Here are some planters with a classic look...

Martha Stewart

Country Living

Cote de Texas Blog

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Here's a couple planters with a more contemporary look...

Canadian House & Home

Repetition always makes an impact...

Apartment Therapy Blog

 Love the use of pebbles in pictures above and below.

Martha Stewart

Tips for Making Planters
  • Group plants with similar light and water needs.
  • Consider growing habits.   Plants with looser growing habits can be grouped together while plants with denser growing habits may be better left alone.
  • Bottoms of containers should have holes for drainage.
  • Leave a little room at the top so water can pool and drain down slowly.
  • Enjoy your plants year after year by choosing perennials.
  • Keep taller plants in the center or towards the back.  Trailing plants should be close to the sides.

Check out this informative article from Southern Living on how to pick a good container...Pick the Perfect Garden Container.

Going to be in DC sometime in July?  Stop by the Foundry Gallery to see Donna McGee's new work at her exhibit called Celebrate the Child in You.  You can learn more about Donna from a previous post...Local Talent II

Icing on the Cake
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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