Is it all men who have zero patience in discount clubs (i.e. Sams Club or Costco) or is it just Mr. Monogram? We don’t go very often now that both boys are potty trained (once upon a time having two in diapers and wipes forced us to know the greeters by name and the receipt checkers birthdays we were there so often) but to my delight, I was able to work in a visit to Sams Club on Saturday for a few essentials (trash bags, toilet paper, that 50 pound box of Cheerios that will probably only last us 2 weeks). And like most women I know, I really like to walk the aisles and see all the *stuff* they have there. But Mr. Monogram? Not so delighted.
Where else on earth but Sams or Costco can you buy a six pack of deodorant, a pressure washer, mattress and box spring combo, a 6 lb wheel of brie that could double for a tire on a compact car and a jumbo pack of diapers all under one roof (oh, and don’t forget the hot dog or $1 slice of pizza on your way out too)? Its genius I tell you, pure genius. So anyway, as we’re strolling the aisles I’m commenting on all the great deals...
So that got me thinking. Why can’t I try to do this myself? I actually had unused pots in the garage that I could experiment with and if it looks alright, then I’ll just go buy some more decorative pots. And Lord knows Mr. Monogram would love for me to get some of my extra things out of the garage. So what have I got to lose?
2) Once the spray paint has dried, fill the largest pot (the bottom pot) with potting soil. Pack it down pretty good so it’s nice and firm.
4) Take the next pot (the smaller one) and place it in the center of the larger pot. Once it’s centered, fill it with potting soil.
A few Notes My absolute favorite annual that I love to use and mix with other plants and flowers, is Portulaca. It is a very forgiving plant, and flowers all summer long where I live (April- September), and is so beautiful as it gets really full and spills out over the pots. What’s really neat about this plant is that the flowers are abundant and open up during the day, but close again in the evening. Other plants that I like to use are sweet potato vines (this is really good for those of you in the South), Creeping Jenny, any member of the Ivy family (I like to mix my ivy’s in my pots).
Basically, any plant or flower that you like, can be mixed together, provided they all require the same general amount of sun. Clearly my pots look a little sparse here, but given time, lots of water and sun and they’ll be overflowing in no time! And now that I know what this looks like, I think I’m going to head out to my garden center to pick up some prettier pots, and plan a day of planting today.