Mother Earth Living

Try This: Terra Cotta Pot Garden Planter

Elevate the common pot.
By Susan Wasinger
March/April 2005


Content Tools

Related Content

Guerilla Gardening: Operation Grand Tomato

The Guerilla Gardener finds that his downtown Kansas City guerilla garden has been vandalized. Find ...

Changing Whole Cityscapes into Gardens, Just a Few Steps from Everyone’s Kitchen

My Mobilegro invention is much more than the next new innovative home gardening product to hit the m...

Green City Garden Girl: Recycle Beer Kegs Into Cool Garden Planters

Recycle old kegs into beautiful, functional garden planters—guest blogger KyLynn Hull shows you how!

Place a Time Lapse Camera in your Garden

Perhaps the more fitting expression would be, a watched seed never sprouts. But with this clever tim...

Thinking of investing $100 or more for some fancy, imported garden planter? Think again. Turn those common terra-cotta pots you have tucked away in the garden shed on their head. Then mix them up a bit to create sculptural, whimsical planters without spending a nickel. Try the ideas here, or get creative.

• It’s just like playing with blocks. Experiment with different combinations using pots of various shapes and sizes.

• We used black beach pebbles as part of the mix; sand would work as well.

• The configurations shown are stable but are meant to be moved around and changed as the mood strikes.

• If you want yours to be more permanent, try a weatherproof caulk or a bit of mortar used for ceramic tile to glue the pots together.








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.