The addition of flowers, colorful pots, lighting and fountains can all add a little something special to an otherwise boring backyard. You can add plants in flower pots, or regular lighting, or you can do something else and make your very own one of a kind creation using these same items. See below for some ideas to help you think outside of the "pot".
1. Flower Pot Tower
- 66" long piece of 1/2" rebar
- 5 - 12" terracotta pots
- Potting soil
- Rubber mallet
- Paint (optional)
If you want your pots painted, be sure to paint them with an outdoor paint and allow them to dry completely before completing this project.
- Figure out where you want your tower of pots to go, then drive the piece of rebar into the ground at least two feet. This will help ensure the rebar will hold the weight of the pots.
- Next, take your first pot and place the rebar through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, then fill the pot with soil.
- Take the second pot and place the rebar through the drainage hole. Then tilt it to one side, so it looks like it's leaning over. It will sit on the soil on the pot below. Fill this pot with soil, but leave about an inch to an inch and a half of room at the top so the water doesn't run off. Then continue to do this until you have all five pots on the rebar rod. Each pot will sit on the edge of the pot below. Lean them to opposite sides, so they look like they are all tilting.
- Fill each pot with plants of your choosing.
2. Decorative Pot Tables
- Large terracotta pot
- Take a large terra cotta pot and paint it white (or whatever color you prefer). Allow it to dry completely. Also be sure to paint the saucer.
- Then glue some jute rope around the base of the pot, however high you want the jute to go.
- Next, turn the pot upside down so the opening is now the base. Take the saucer and glue it to the top to create a table top.
3. Planter With Lights
Give your backyard some beauty with flowers, as well as adding lighting. Use large, deep planter pots, fill them with flowers and greenery. Then add tall torches to the center of the pot for some evening lights, and a way to help control mosquitoes.
There are a number of uses for terra cotta pots in your yard than just holding flowers and soil. Be creative and allow your outdoor pottery to serve an additional purpose.