Hooray! We’ve finally managed to add a little landscaping around the new screened porch we built a few months ago. It’s amazing what a few plants and some bales of pine straw can do. Do you use pine straw as mulch where you live? Have you ever heard of it? I suspect it’s mainly a southern thing, but I may be wrong. It’s great because it’s pretty inexpensive, and it doesn’t attract termites supposedly.
The first thing I want to show you is the topsy-turvey planter we put up. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen it.
You can build one of these simply by pounding a 1/2″ thick piece of rebar into the ground, then threading the flowers pots on using the drainage holes. We used a larger pot flat on the ground, then 4 medium and 2 small pots tilted “topsy turvey”.
Here are some photos of all the flowers we put into the planter. They are mostly petunias, mums, dusty miller, and violas. I don’t know what the cascading silvery plant is but I really like it!
One other cute thing we added is this Mexican “tilt” pot – I’ve always wanted one of these!
Finally, we planted a rose, day lillies, snapdragons, and violas, then topped it all off with the pine straw, and moved the birdbath between the two hydrangeas we’d already planted.
Next on the to-do list is to continue this bed to the right along the fence. To be continued… 🙂
If you’d like to see more of the screened porch we added to a workshop (rather than to the house), read New Screened Porch: The Reveal!
I hope you’re having a great week. I’ve been working on my photography and hope to share some colorful farmer’s market pics with you soon. Y’all take care!