• Easy Project: Garden stack-a-pots

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    Stack-a-pots in the garden

    We’ve all seen tipsy pots,…pots tipped this way and that on a pole. But Emily Louise Campanell started a trend to stack pots straight up on top of each other for an address sign in her front entry way. See this and 7 more ideas!

    Nell Stelzer's daughter, Emily Campanell, made the first one and that started the trend.

    Nell Stelzer’s daughter, Emily Campanell, made the first one and that started the trend.

    The pots are filled with soil, pressed firmly down and filled in with flowers. Accents can be added to the top pot. Emily says, ” I need to add a pot at the top or something else…I’m going to get a pot within the next few days to paint and place up there..

     

     

    Nell Stelzer created this patriotic combination which filled out nicely, see below

    Nell Stelzer created this patriotic combination which filled out nicely, see below

     

    Gather up pots, soil mix, a sturdy metal stake and flowers. Thread the pole thru the pots as you stack them, filling each one with soil.

    Gather up pots, soil mix, a sturdy metal stake and flowers. Thread the pole thru the pots as you stack them, filling each one with soil.

    Deborah Young has all the makings…

     

    Kim Harmeyer combines a pot and an sophisticated 'garden sign.'

    Kim Harmeyer combines a pot and an sophisticated ‘garden sign.’

    Kim Jacobs Harmeyer says, ” This is my ‘Get Galvanized’ project I made for the patio.”

    Jeanne Sammon's stacked mermaid pot

    Jeanne Sammon’s stacked mermaid pot

     

    Rosalind Hinton stacked her pots and secured them all the way down to the ground with a metal stake

    Rosalind Hinton stacked her pots and secured them all the way down to the ground with a metal stake

     

    Daphne Ross shows a different way to stack pots,...on vintage milk cans! She says, "Red & Rust!"

    Daphne Ross shows a different way to stack pots,…on vintage milk cans! She says, “Red & Rust!”

     

    Paulette Clements and her checkerboard pots make a classy porch greeter

    Paulette Clements and her checkerboard pots make a classy porch greeter

    Paulette glued small tiles from the home store onto these pots and then grouted them for a checkerboard design.  Clever!

    Mary Everett stacked the pieces of a broken pot and saved her pot!

    Mary Everett stacked the pieces of a broken pot and saved her pot!

    Mary Everett says, “Here’s my Jeannie Merritt inspired broken pot garden. I broke this pot a few weeks ago but I wasn’t upset because I had seen Jeannie’s wonderful fairy garden and I knew immediately what I would do with the pieces,…stack them into a miniature garden! Used a packet of tiny insect figures from my craft stash…look real close. Thank you Jeanie for sharing this unique idea.

    Update:

    By the end of summer, Emily’s pots are overflowing. She says, ” This was after it had filled out quite nicely. The petunias really took off!”

    In September

    Emily’s pot in September!

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.