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How To Plant a Birdcage

Today I am here with a really fun project for spring.  I am going to show you how to plant a birdcage!  I love to plant pots and planters and I look for fun unique planters all year long.  This birdcage is just from Michael’s so it was an easy find, but you can use old buckets, watering cans, old coal buckets, or just about anything that will hold dirt!  You just have be sure there are holes in the bottom for the drainage.  So rusted out buckets are great! :)

All of the plants that I used in this planter are perennials, so they are really okay for me to put this outside, here in Utah!  If you are using annuals, you will want to keep your planter indoors until the weather is warm all of the time, unless of course, you already live where it is warm!

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How to Plant Flowers in a Pot

I am getting anxious to start planting all of my flower pots.  It is still a bit too early here in northern Utah, but I am making my list of the kinds of flowers that I want to get.  I will go and buy them soon so I can get what I want, but I will have to keep them in the garage for a couple more weeks.  I will probably plant my pots and it is usually around Mother’s Day when you can start putting them out.

I  posted this last year about how to plant your pots; but felt like it was a good tutorial so I am reposting it here today.

 There are three different kinds of plants that you need to plant a beautiful pot:  you need thrillers, fillers and spillers.

Planting a Flower Pot

  My good friend, Susan, works at a nursery and a few years ago she taught a class on how to plant your flower pots.  I usually plant about 14-15 pots and baskets every year!  I love them, but I am nuts because I have to hand water most of them.  Crazy, I know.

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Planting a Flower Pot

I planted a couple of my flower pots, but I am keeping them in the garage for another week or so, until our Utah weather is a little bit warmer!  My good friend, Susan, works at a nursery and a few years ago she taught a class on how to plant your flower pots.  I usually plant about 14-15 pots and baskets every year!  I love them, but I am nuts because I have to hand water most of them.  Crazy, I know. Continue reading