Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to Build a Flower Tower


The possibilities are endless with these flower towers . . . different shapes, sizes, different plants, herb garden . . . love it!




What you will need:
  • Flower pot of your choice (For this I will use a 13 inch pot)
  • 4-foot galvanized wire fencing with 2-inch x 4-inch openings
  • Landscaping Fabric or Movers Stretch Plastic
  • Zip Ties
  • Garden Spade
  • Sharp Knife
  • Potting Soil
Instructions
  1. First you are going to want to take the wire fencing and shape it so it will make a circular shape. You need to make sure that it is not too wide; it needs to fit in the bottom of your pot. Use zip ties to hold the wire in place.
  2. Put a little bit of planter soil in the bottom so it can help hold the wire frame in place.
  3. This next part can be a little bit tricky and it just depends on what is easiest for you. You need to wrap the wire frame with the fabric or plastic. It does not matter if you wrap the outside because the flowers should grow enough that it will hide it. You can use the zip ties to hold this in place or tape.
  4. Make sure that the wire frame is centered to the pot and where you want it to be. Then pour the potting soil into the top of the frame until it is full.
  5. Fill in the pot around the wire frame but not all the way just yet. The reason for this is that some soil will fall from the tower when you are planting the flowers and this is just mainly to help keep things cleaner.
  6. Get a sharp knife and start cutting the fabric that is surrounding the frame in the “box like slots.” I used a box cutter but I know people have used scissors and pocket knives. Just a personal preference.
  7. Once you cut out a small space in the square gently insert the root ball of the flower in the soil. Be gentle that you don’t damage the roots but firm enough that the plant won’t fall out.
  8. Add some flowers to the top of the tower!
  9. Fill in the rest of the pot with soil and water the plant. When watering the plant you want to water it enough that you can compact the soil but not so much that you shock the plant.
This project comes from the blog Mom To Bed By 8 . . . 
to go to the original article which includes
 more photos, click here.




2 comments:

adson stone said...

Friends I want share with you some tips. Invest in a good landscape plan for a low maintenance garden. Whether beautiful or not, most of you may resent your garden if it causes too much work and takes too much time to maintain. Having a proper landscape design in the first place is the key. You can spend a lot of time reading to create a design yourself or consult a professional landscaper experienced in sustainable gardens to create a plan for you. Try to incorporate drought tolerant plants, automatic & water efficient irrigation systems with drip emitters for plants, lawn alternatives, deer tolerant plants, rock gardens for low maintenance, and/or mulch to reduce weed growth in your design. An effective design will cut down your energy costs dramatically. Well placed trees protect your home from winter wind and summer sun, reduce consumption of resources like water, pesticides and fuel for landscaping and lawn maintenance and help to control noise and air pollution.
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Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for the tips Adson!

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