Happy Monday friends!
We were anxious to get some flowers on the back deck, and I started with a purse planter.
We just had a frost a couple of nights ago, but hopefully that’s the last one for the season.
I showed you this large thrifted $1 tote bag purse in this Thrifting Pink post back in April, and I mentioned that it was destined to become a purse planter.
Well it’s date with destiny finally arrived.
I chose pink (of course) petunias in a hanging basket because they were on sale, and this makes planting very quick and easy.
I lined the inside of the purse with the plastic bag and added about 2″ of pea gravel.
This allows some water to drain away from the soil and it gives some weight to the planter so it won’t be blown over on a windy day.
Then I added the potting soil.
I removed my petunias from the hanging basket and placed them into the planter.
I filled any gaps with more potting soil.
Then I tucked in the plastic so it couldn’t be seen.
And if I think it’s going to rain I move the bag under one of our patio tables to protect it from getting wet.
This just helps the bag last longer.
Some of you may remember these two purse planters that I made back in 2013.
They only lasted the one season, and were quite done by the time fall arrived.
I will admit that I may have forgotten to move them when it rained a few times.
This one is a painted and coated wicker so I’m hoping to get two gardening seasons out of it, but we’ll see how that goes.
Even if these purse planters don’t last forever I love the touch of fun that they bring to the back deck, and they’re so quick and easy to put together.
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Thanks so much for reading and until next time…