Today in Gardening Saturdays: we learn about Canna ‘Pretoria’ and Narcissus, take a look at 15 repurposed planters, an old dresser becomes a garden, and see some alternative flower containers.
Canna “Pretoria” is an exuberant plant that flowers in summer. It has very tropical and exotic look and it’s actually quite resilient outdoors. Can be grown anywhere if bulbs are brought inside for winter. Winter hardy in zones 7 to 11. It doesn’t require great amounts of water, and can grow in full sun and partial shade.
The best parts of this plant are how beautiful and exotic it is and its ability to attract hummingbirds, if they are around, butterflies and bees. It would look terrific in many different gardens.
Jump to the article to read and learn more about this plant.
Do you want to learn more about Narcissus? This is then the article you must read. It’s full of information about them. It warns you about it poisonous sap and how it can kill other flowers in a vase and it also gives you some tips to deal with them. Did you know that if you cut their stems at an angle and leave in a vase with cold water overnight the sap will seep out making them perfectly safe to be used with other flowers?
The article is full of resources about this plant and it will be a great addition to your bookmarks if you are a fan of them. Go to the article to read and learn more about them.
And from deadly plants to repurposed planters. Recycling and never let anything go to waste. A repurposed planter, if chosen correctly, will not only help the environment as you are recycling but will add another decorative element to your garden.
As you can see in the photo above you can use almost anything as a planter: drawers, old guitars, buckets, shoes, etc. The only limit in this case is just your imagination and how many recyclable items you can get.
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The article before talked about a list of repurposed containers and in this article we see an old dresser that gets converted into a succulent garden.
The original article with all the instructions can be found in the link below:
In that article you find all the instructions and more photos of the process and the rest of the yard. But basically it was mainly creating drainage holes in the drawers for the plants, and using sectioning materials to avoid filling out the whole drawer with soil.
It’s a great idea if you have a piece of furniture like this and don’t have any more use of it. It will give it a second life and avoid adding more waste to the already filled to the top landfills.
And we finish today’s articles with one dedicated to alternative containers for displaying flowers. Sometimes it will add more charm to your decor if you use something different than a conventional vase. You can use almost anything to display flowers in your house and flowers will always look fantastic in any space.
In the article you will see many examples of alternative containers: tins, painted mason jars, shallow plates, bottles, etc. You really don’t need to spend lots of money to display flowers and this type of containers are going to add lots of charm to your decor.
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