I just love finding different containers to plants flowers in. I don’t think the summer months would be the same without having fabulous planters filled with flowers on the back deck.
I found this decorative iron planter (at least that’s what I think it is) at a flea market a few years ago for $10. I’ll paint almost anything and I think it’s time to give this baby a makeover.
I gave it a light sanding to get rid of any rough spots and put part of a cardboard box behind it.
Then I spray painted it with several light coats of a light green. Letting it dry in between coats for about 20 minutes as per directions on the can.
TIP: I always use a thick rubber sewing thimble on my spray finger. It makes the painting alot easier on my finger and if any paint leaks from the sprayer it gets on the thimble and not on my skin.
I let it cure for about 24 hours before I get to the fun part. The planting.
I’ve had a thing for flowers since I was a little girl and as far as I’m concerned the more planters filled with flowers the better.
Before I add the plants I line the planter with some cocoa fibre from a hanging basket that I no longer use.
Then I put a layer of plastic inside the cocoa fibre making sure to puncture a few holes in the bottom for drainage.
Then I fill it with potting soil (I use Miracle Grow) and then the best part – the flowers.
I used all sun loving annuals so they’ll be beautiful all summer long. The tall crimson flowers in the middle are called pinks and the purple flowers are a trailing verbena.