April 06, 2013

2013~ LOOK WHAT'S GROWING SERIES ~ FOUNTAIN PLANTER

We have a water fountain in our garden that has been a mosquito magnet for years.  
Sorry, I drained it before I took pictures.  
But this is what remained....  
EWWW....NASTY!

I've decided to turn it into a planter. 
I needed some muscle to drill trough the 3 inch thick concrete so my 
Hubby helped me drill the holes for drainage. 

We used this heavy duty drill....

 And a drill bit made just for drilling thru concrete.

Here she is nice and filled with compost, Mel's Mix and some 
Kellogg N'Rich Garden Soil Enriching Compost...love this stuff!

 And planted with a few clipping I cut from my driveway potted plants.  I plan on planting some edibles in there too!

All done for now!
NICE!!
No more yucky, stinky, mosquito water!!!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I love, love that. It's going to look gorgeous once it's all in bloom.
    Be sure to take pictures once that time comes.
    Anxious to see your fountain blooming in living color. :}
    Have a great day and better day tomorrow
    ColleenB.

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    1. Thanks Colleen, I will be sure to post updates as the plants fill in!

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  2. LOVE this idea! We have a fountain that has seem better days...the pump stopped working and the surface is peeling. I am going to fill it with plants! Thx for sharing this :)

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    1. Glad to help!! Would love to see pictures when you do it!

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  3. Great idea! This will be so pretty filled with blooms and green! Posts will show in random order.

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  4. Great idea! Can't wait to see it blooming. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
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    Take Care,
    Jody

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