Sunday, June 3, 2012

Try This Planting Trick

Let me start this post by saying- if I can do it, anyone can! I do not have a green thumb, whatsoever, and always end up killing the hardiest of plants. But I do have a pretty cool trick to share with you today, that I learned from my neighbor. A couple years ago, I was outside in the garden, trying to figure out what to plant and how to do it. I looked over at my neighbor's flower pots, and they were these beautiful, cascading flowers that looked like they had been there for years. I finally asked, 'what is your trick?' The easy solution was buying overflowing, hearty hanging baskets, placing them inside her urns and cutting off the hanging plastic part. (That's it??) The urns would already have some potting soil in them, but she didn't even take the flowers out of the basket. You just place them in there, cut off the top, and you're done! Here is my version, bought just last week:

And to think, it just started out as hanging baskets! Am I the last one to find out about this cool trick?? Now if I can just find a way to keep the rabbits from eating the flowers, we'll be good! Any tips on that???


MaryBeth said...

I do this ever year. The only thing you have to remember is because they are still in pots to water everyday and give them plant food every once in a while.
Let someone else do the hard part of planting all those flowers together.

modern jane said...

Hmmm maybe I should have done this! I just finished planting all my annuals and I'm crossing my fingers that they work out! I never have any luck!

Andrea said...

My mother does this every year. She also digs a little hole in her landscaping and plants the pot right in the ground wherever she'd like a little color. I still plant my own baskets and flowers, and the fact that I am providing bunnies a much-needed meal makes me feel better about them eating all my flowers every year.

Jessie said...

Great tip! Love your gorgeous backyard, by the way, Amber!


Simple Dwellings said...

I hope I didn't come off sounding insensitive to sweet little bunnies. In fact, I love seeing them in our backyard. I just wish they wouls go more for the weeds instead! :)

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