Outdoor Pots ☼ How To

How to keep your potted plants from drying out between watering. 
Here is a sneak peek of our patio my husband and I built.


The pretty green pots are from Lowe's.


 They are made from some kind of plastic resin. My husband drilled two holes in the back of each pot.


He then filled the pots with pebbles for good drainage.
TIP*Leave the rubber plug in the bottom of the pot.


Don't forget to add peat moss. You will thank me when you have less watering to do.



 Add a good potting mix and your good to go.



The pretty green pots are going in my driveway. Who said driveways have to be boring. I'm working on designing a trellis for them.



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47 comments:

laurie said...

that green just POPS! Beautiful,,handy tip too,

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

I love those pots!

Donnie said...

They are such a pretty color and that's a great idea about the holes in the side.

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

Great tips on container planting! That green is so pretty on your driveway. Love the pots.

Thanks for linking up at The Garden Party today!

Linda M. said...

Hi Dee, Thanks for the visit and follow. Thanks too the the planter tips. Great color on those driveway pots. I'm one of your new followers.

Linda

art2cee2 said...

Pretty pots. I thought I was weird when I always put pebbles in the bottom of my pots. Guess I wasn't so weird after all. Thanks for the tips. :-)

Daniella said...

You are such a multi faceted woman!! Is there nothing you can't do?? AMAZING! The little trellis' are so cute!
You are right, who says driveways have to be boring!!
xxDaniella

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

They look GREAT!

Cindy said...

Thank you for those tips, I love to garden, but I know so little about it that I get frustrated when things just don't grow or dry out and die.
You gave me a great idea, too. I should decorate my driveway with flower pots.
Hugs, Cindy

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I'm not a good gardener so this post was full of great tips, like the peat moss, pebbles and holes in the sides. Thanks for sharing this valuable info!

Becky said...

Great tips Dee. I do allot of container planting too. I prefer it in fact. I'm looking forward to seeing them in place on your driveway. How clever!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You have such a green thumb with your green pretty planter.

xinex said...

What pretty pots and plants! Thanks for the good tip, Dee...Christine

Designs on 47th Street said...

I too am loving those pots! Thanks for the hint with the pebbles in the bottom. Great post!


Donna

Daniella said...

Thanks so much Dee!! You are awesome!!
xxDaniella

classic • casual • home said...

Peat moss....thanks for the tip!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love Clematis I hope they grow fast!



~ Gabriela ~

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love clematis, and the pots look so pretty.

Holly said...

These pots are great! Your "how to" was helpful too! Show pictures when you get your driveway done!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

yup love the color of those pots !
great tips, now if you don't want the pots to be too heavy (some you may want to move around) put packing peanuts in the bottom (don't use the biodegradeable ones tho) .
Happy pink Saturday!

Tami said...

Those are really pretty pots..that is one of my favorite colors. Thank you for the tips too!
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Lisa said...

HI DEE...I love your idea of peat moss! They are all absolutely beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday. :}

LV said...

I do a lot of repotting. Thank you for some of these suggestions.

Marydon said...

TY for this idea. I love the pots, the color & the idea.

Have a beautiful PS week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Francie from The Scented Cottage Studio had a wonderful tip.

* now if you don't want the pots to be too heavy (some you may want to move around) put packing peanuts in the bottom (don't use the biodegradeable ones tho)

Thanks Francie!!!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Very beautiful Dee !

taio said...

excelente post

Nancy said...

Perfect! Hope you post pics of your completed driveway!

Happy Pink Saturday! (PS 3rd Birthday giveaway ends tonight.)

Olga said...

Beautiful pots and lovely flowers!

Jennie said...

Dee, thanks for following me! Your blog is beautiful - I look forward to following you too. Much love,

Jennie
www.jennieiswriting.blogspot.com

Julie said...

love the pots. Your driveway will have Pizazz!!! Everyone will be green with envy over your beautiful green pots! they look great!!! thanks for sharing..

outjunking said...

Thanks for becoming a follower, I to have join up to follow you, I am enjoying your blog list. Thanks again, lisa

Mary said...

This is such a great idea to drill the holes for drainage...they don't look like plastic pots either. Mary

Poppy said...

Wow, I love the color of these pretty pots...and I like how you grouped them in threes...Thanks for sharing the tip about adding peat moss in the planters... I never knew about that. I really appreciate your beautiful comment and for following me. I'm happily following you back. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

Such a beautiful color! I need to start putting some rocks at the bottom of my pots for drainage...I just always forget that step!

I'd love if you'd stop by my blog at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com...I posted about my little garden this morning.

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Rachel Asher said...

Love the green flower pots! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you now too:)

Anonymous said...

Oh what a pretty green your pots are Dee! And such great tips for watering plants. I will remember all of them. Thanks so much. Can't wait to see your driveway with all of these planted pots. rj

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love the color! It accents the flowers so beautifully. Thanks for all the tips, too.

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Beautiful pots and one of my fav plants in the world!
Debbie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So adding peat moss helps it stay moist? I never knew...I wish I could go back and replant my pots! Great advice...thanks. I'm your newest follower.

Courtney said...

Your pots are very pretty! I will try the peat moss with my next gardening ambition. I have enjoyed reading your posts, I am a new follower via Homemaker on a Dime's party. I invite you to check out my blog: wethreedyes.blogspot.com

Cheers!

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Great tips on the plant post! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Doreen Grace said...

Love the color of those pots!

Kathy said...

I love the green pots they will be wonderful along your drive. I love your blog, Kathy

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! Those pots are such a cheerful color! oxox, tracie

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

I've featured you today at the Garden Party! Come on over and grab your Best in Show button! :) Have a great week. Hope you had a fun Independence day.
Beth

http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-sweet-friend-tracie-at-fishtail.html

Anonymous said...

Great job, you've helped me so much and I am so glad I have chosen your service.

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