Plant like a pro! No green thumbs needed to do these simple tips for planting in a large size pot or any size and create a planter perfect for your front door, porch, patio, yard or anywhere.
- A large size pot (new or old)
- Bag of planting soil
- A few of your favorite plants (think about how much sun will be shining on the area & pick your plants according to the sun exposure information).
- A bag full of assorted empty, used, water bottles
First, we start with having a clean & ready pot. Before we start filling the pot with lots of soil, we fill half the pot with “a filler”. Filler is for that excess space in the pot that really doesn’t need to be filled with heavy soil. That’s one of the reasons we save our plastic recyclable water & soda bottles! This will help keep the pot “lighter” for easier moving around and save a few dollars since you need less potting soil. We would LOVE to take credit for being Frug-Geniuses and tell you we thought this all up ourselves but we didn’t LOL. There are lots of tips on this all across internet-land. Here are a few other good options:
- fill empty pot about half full of shipping peanuts (those foamy pieces of squishy styrofoam that comes in shipping packages),
- turn a smaller pot upside down inside the bottom of the larger pot
- cut up those old pool noodles (or buy cheap new ones from the dollar store)
There are also many options out there for what plants to use. This planter will be going by a front door that doesn’t get a lot of sun so we have picked what we feel should do great with more shade. First, we plant this frugelegant Dracaena Marginata in the center. Can you believe this beautiful large size plant is only $9.99 at Ikea!? (at the time of writing this post). The smaller plants around the Marginata are coleus and impatiens. They have beautiful rich colors.
Beautiful planter! How much do you think this would cost if you bought it already put together at your local retail store?? A heck of a lot more than what it costs to create thats for sure.
Stay tuned for the next post soon to follow this one. We will be sharing with you how we clean up the front porch area. And we also share another quick & easy DIY project that will also help the entire porch area come together beautifully. Don’t take a chance- see the pink box in the side that says “subscribe”?… subscribe to FrugElegance and you will never miss a post!