So fall has finally arrived here! Every season that we have brings a new fresh start. We tire quickly by the end of each season so the new ones bring excitement! The day time temps are nice and the nights are a little crisp. When I think of fall, I think of trips to the mountains, picking apples, great flavored coffees with everythin pumpkin! Sweaters, blankets and bondfires too!
Fall also means we have to change out our planters and decorate with everything pumpkin the same as we eat and drink everything pumpkin. Today, I am bringing out my pumpkin planters. In North Carolina we use pansey, mums, cabbages, lettuce and grasses to fill our planters and plant in our yards. Our tempatures here support these types of plants.
If you are just buying your pumpkins, you will need to cut the tops off and drill holes in the bottoms. I used a knife to cut the tops off and a drill to make the holes in the bottom.
Next I add potting soil, about three fourths full. This leaves room for the plants I plan to add. When placing your plants, you need to know how tall they grow and what type of sunlight they need. You wouldn’t want to put a sun lover and a shade lover together in the same pot because one of them will most likely die. All the info is on the back of the inserted plastic label that you can find in each plant.
Now, to add the plants! Disturb the bottom of the plants a little by seperating the soil with your fingers. I even pull some of it off. This helps the plant adjust to the new soil.
And now, start placing your plants. Very simple!
When you are done, water the plants very well. I water a little at a time until it begins to run out the bottom of the planter. In most cases, the potting soil is very dry so it will asorb all that moisture but a little at a time.
Your done! Fall pumpkin planters are made. Now on to the other planters!
The flowers I used in this project are: Mums, Lettuce, cabbage, panseys and peppers. I love how the peppers give the planter a shot of bright colors with a different shape. We will not be eating any of these plants. They are just for decoration. But they are beautiful!
I still have a lot of planting to do and so does my husband. I will haave to figure out a creative way to let him know that. Hahaha!