Thursday, September 14, 2017

CLAY POTS IN FLOWERBED INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm. Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Clay pots in ground, image via Pinterest
As we look around online for ideas, we are always interested in different ways of doing our flowerbeds around the house and barn and shed. Not being there full time, we need some options that are more manageable and won't be overrun with weeds, easy to water and just overall stays neat looking. 

We've found the ideas of a gravel flowerbed with a bench...another with old used farm implements...and now this!  We've seen pots in the ground for mint to keep it contained but this is definitely interesting.  Here they used bulbs but really, we could put any sort of flower in a pot.  As they die off (annuals perhaps?) we could replace with seasonal flowers.  

Be inspired!

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  1. Great / smart minds think alike.
    Loved the picture so much so that I also had saved the same picture some weeks ago to go along same idea as you have. I even have an old bench that is in desperate need of a new make -over.
    For me; instead of making into a bench again, I think I will just make it a one seater; just for me to sit on. :} I just need to find the time to redo the bench; taking all apart, repainting the cast iron end pieces and getting new boards and staining it. So much to do and just not enough hours in a day.

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    1. Love it! And stay tuned for Monday's post!! Great minds indeed!!

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  2. That is a very pretty solution to traditional beds.

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    1. It's kind of neat huh? Another option. Something different for sure.

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  3. You will need to remove the tulips from the ground, so this would make the chore easier. Well, I hear there are tulips that do not have to be removed. It's very pretty and practical.

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    1. Oh yeah, great point. Not sure I'd do bulbs anyway though this is a good way and you can also assure yourself of good soil, ha.

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  4. Those beautiful colors have me dreaming of a clay-pot flowerbed.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. What a brilliant idea particularly as one of the issues with Terracotta pots is that they are forever thirsty as the Terracotta is porous if unsealed. Burying them helps reduce the effect and would help in keeping the soil moist.

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    1. That's a good point, didn't think about it that way. We have some already too. We'll see. We have lots of spots for flowerbeds, we'll see what we can come up with.

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  6. Very good idea. It makes it easier to change out flowers for the different seasons and the gravel cuts way down on weeding. You could have tulips or other spring bulbs in spring; then heat tolerant annuals for summer; mums, crotons, or ornamental kale for fall; poinsettias for Christmas, then calendula, pansies, snap dragons, or curly-leaf parsley for winter.

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    1. We were thinking about that, being able to rotate flowers easily. I like the different flowers/plants you listed. Thanks!!!

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  7. Cool! If it were me, I'd plant the pots and then just drop in potted plants/flowers, especially if they are annuals or bulbs. When they die just pull the interior pot and place the new one in!

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    1. OOOH. that's a good idea. Instead of soil just use them as a "hole in the ground". Thank you!!!

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