Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Evening for Plants

Last night Kevin and I decided to try a bit of gardening. We are a bit intimidated by the whole idea, since we've never grown anything...ever. So we're starting small.
We thought a few planters in our freshly-cleaned backyard would be nice. I looked a number of different flower pots and planters, and couldn't justify the prices. I wanted something red, and I found this for $3.00. It works well, I think! Kevin drilled a few holes in the bottom, and we were good to go!
We'll see how these look in a few weeks, once things start growing and filling out. I'll be sure to post some pictures. In the meantime, I'll take any gardening tips you have to offer. Thanks!

*The other flower pots are also from Ikea. You can find them here and here.


  1. I like your blog. And your idea for planters will definitely work, i'm trying my luck at garbage can spuds this year which is the same concept. As long as you drill holes in the bottom for drainage your good to go... you can use anything as planters really. Oh and if you get the chance dish out for a small strawberry plant, you wont get much out of it this year - but as long as you protect it during the winter it will be so worth it over the next few years.

  2. Love them!!!

    Mom M

  3. I love that you take the time to do neat things, and with care. What are you growing? My gardening wisdom is super sporadic but I could maybe offer some tidbits...

  4. Meg, I'm so proud of you guys!

    What all did you plant?

  5. Hmm, I don't know what we planted. I just picked out the plants I thought were pretty. Maybe I'll write the names down next time... :)

  6. Herbs are also a great thing to grow as well. They make food taste yummy. Just make sure you use all natural clay pots or anything without paint on it. The paint can get into your herbs and then you could ingest them when you eat them. Lilly's are also great to grow and hearty jungle grasses.