Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In Which I Make A Planter
Well, I didn't REALLY make a planter. I just took two planters and put them together.
The garden center had some healthy ficus benjaminas, but they were too short. The owner suggested I buy a tall pedestal urn, but I didn't need a pot--I have all kinds of pots, since I kill green things on a regular basis. So I bought the ficus and threw in some ivy, too.
I almost used the old gray urn, but it's pretty much an outdoor pot, since it leaks profoundly. In the backyard, I found two different sized, but "matched" pots on the back patio. A hornet had made a nest in the large pot, and extracting it was quite an adventure--so much so that I failed to photograph it!
A while later, after dispatching the hornets to another part of the yard, I repotted the ficus and added the ivy. There's just something so satisfying about digging in dirt. It's soothing--and good exercise.
Then, I turned a short, squatty planter upside-down and used it as the base.
The scale is much better than the Giant Tree, and best of all, it has head-room.
And after a bit of tinkering (wink):