… pots! Clay pots to be exact. Here’s the deal, our house is pier and beam with a concrete skirting. The internet dude came over and had to climb under the house to hook us up, and he let us know there were lots of pots under there! Free clay pots got me pretty excited and weeks later, after I’d gathered lots of courage and felt really brave, I crawled under our house and rescued the pots!
Here’s an instgram pic of me and my loot after my 1st rescue mission:
Andy did a second mission a few weeks later and discovered even more pots. We literally had 60+ pots hiding under our house. Jack pot, baby (no pun intended)! I kind of can’t believe I went under there. This is a creepy picture that reminds me of the wicked witch of the west and striped socks sticking out from under the house : /
So, the pots lived on the pathway you see in the above pics for about a month. I didn’t know what to do with them. Some are cracked and they’re all kind of the same small-ish size. Around the same time, the lilies I had transplanted into this bed started dying and turning brown and it was sad. AND there were lots of weeds growing in the bed and well, that’s no fun.
Here’s a quick visual history of my oh so exciting flower bed. We ripped out these 2 bushes:
Then I transplanted this mess and turned that bed into a salsa garden… (The arrow is pointing to a dangerous pot that made Andy bleed, we potted that sucker in the bed too. We think it was there to keep the pipes from freezing in the winter, since it’s SO cold in TX, ha!)
and then they bloomed and I loved them…
And then they all started dying. And worst of all, weeds were growing everywhere. Who wants to deal with weeds? Not this girl. So, in the midst of a weed pulling frenzy, I decided to throw all of my pots in the flower bed and hopefully squish the weeds so they won’t grow back. Smart, right? Will that work? Tell me yes, please : ) I left the few living lillie in the ground. But, see that dead brown thing, that’s what most of them looked like. Boo to dead lillies.
I went to Home Depot and bought some flowers. The goal was in expensive, healthy looking flowers that like partial sun. I got theses…
Andy helped me add dirt to all of my pots and plant the flowers…
I made some pots go sideways, and triple stacked a few, made cheerleader pyramids with some… all kinds of crazy pot things happening in this bed. I didn’t buy enough flowers, so I filled some pots with random plants from around the yard and a few with shells and rocks I had on hand.
I kind of love my potted bed. Bed of pots? Who plants pots, anyway? I like it, and I’ll LOVE it if the weeds will stay away.
Here are few more fun pics of the potted flower bed:
And here’s one more pic of the whole bed of pots:
Oh and here’s my other trick… I was so tired of going to the garage to get my spade and plow, so now they live at the end of the pot bed in a bucket I found under the house as well. See:
And there you have it… how to make a flower bed out of pots.
Have you ever had to crawl under your house? Have you ever found any treasures in your house. Ohh we also found these WW2 goodies in our cabinet! Have you ever potted pots in a flower bed? Do you think I’m nuts? Maybe don’t answer that ; )
Comments & Reviews
Jennifer Dawn says
What a fantastic spring project! Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring it at our weekly link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-134.html
So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Love gardening!
Great post! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls
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Your flower bed is lovely! Very creative way to use all those pots. I like the idea of adding other items to some of the pots too. Like your shells and rocks.
This is the cutest idea!! Love it!!! thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time…