Last fall, I saw this project on Garden Fresh Living and anxiously waited until this summer to be able to try. Check out how I made my own version of these "gravity defying" stacked flower tower pots.
For my version, I started off with some terra cotta pots and painted either the base or lip of each one in a summery green or orange color.
Then I bought a plant support stake and used a rubber mallet to hammer it into the ground. To be honest, I bought a plastic stake, but really should have bought a metal one. I think I will redo this project with a metal stake so I'm able to support more plants.
Next, I inserted my first pot on top of the stake and through the hole on the bottom of the pot. I have some yummy fresh basil growing in this pot.
Then I added the second planter which contains a carefully planted cilantro plant on the right side of the pot. I angled this planter while inserting it over the stake, so it would have a toppled effect once on.
Next, I placed another pot (in alternating colors), angled to the left over the stake. This planter contains another basil plant. Now my herbs grow in a cute stacked tower that has the clever look that it might tip over at any time! I actually have a fourth pot planted with mint that I'd like to add to this stack as well, but I will need to change the support stake to something sturdier so it can handle four pots. I think four pots would be a great look for these stacked planters, but for now I'm enjoying my basil and cilantro planted in this cute way!
How about you, do you plant anything in an unusual way? Do tell!
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