I am working on sprucing up my lake front this year after the dreaded Ash Bore took hold of our two Ash trees and now week have a naked waterfront. Not to embarrass the neighbors I decided to add some color to our seawall. Jeanette from +Snazzy Little Things - Vintage DIY & Decor Blog has been running a 30-day challenge. Terracotta Pots is the challenge for this month. Since the lake weather can be pretty harsh I opted for Terracotta AKA (Plastic Pots).
Plastic pots do not look as lovely, but the will hold up better in our environment. Drop and Plop flowers from +The Home Depot
I did purchase one more item or actually two decorative trellises for height from +Lowe's Home Improvement
I found the rest of my supplies in my stash.
FolkArt Patio Paint 3 colors
Plastic cup for water
Frozen Dinner tray (paint pallet)
+Scotts Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Soil
Prince Charming filled the pot to the top of the lavender line to weigh down the pots. The wind often blows over our furniture and our swing so we did not want to find the planters in the lake. We then poured in the soil until we estimated the bottom of the flower pot. Popped the flowers out of the pot, plopped them on the dirt, filled in the dirt between the pot and edges of the roots.
I separated the plants to push the trellis in the pot without breaking stems off the flowers. I also packed more soil to add stability to the trellis.
Our neighbor stopped by today to tell us how much he liked the new planters. He said that he thought it really softened the look of the seawall. Is there a better compliment? I am very pleased the simple addition to our lake home. As far as I am concerned this little project produced quite a bit of beautiful for a small amount of work.
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