/ 14.6.10 / 7 Comments / frugal living , gardening , recycling
My Mom's Green Gardening Tip to Make Planters on Porches much Lighter!
Mother's always know best! And my mom certainly does when it comes to gardening. She does landscaping as her home business between stints with FEMA who, thank goodness, hired her back with the recent natural disasters. (Our prayers are with all you who may be having problems in your area. :o)
Mary Smith, The world's best mom ever.. :o)
Master gardener, crafty queen, home decorator, massage therapist, herbalist, thrifty bargain hunter and Nanamom --personal cheerleader to a very
extensive crowd of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all adore her.
She gave me a great tip...in the dead of winter...that I've been holding on to to share with you at 'the opportune moment'.. Mom is in really amazing shape considering that she is my mom..and I'm 47. I still can't get over that she landscapes in the Texas heat in Dallas! But she came up with a way to recycle plastic bottles and make her job easier.
Instead of putting rocks in the bottom of big porch planters, she fills the bottom with sealed empty plastic 20 ounce bottles! They give the pot the drainage it needs, without adding all that extra weight! So smart!!
Rebekah and I have been putting off this job of transplanting the marigolds..but I finally got it done this week. Isn't this awesome!!??
Don't forge to RE-SEED your Marigolds!! Marigolds are the ONLY flower that I'm an expert on. I've grown them for years. Why do I love marigolds? Because they RE-SEED themselves. My kids loved pulling out the seeds when the blooms were dead.
They also loved pulling off the blooms period..But that's another story. When life gives you blooms...float them in a crystal bowl and tell your toddlers..."Thank you so much sweetie! But lets leave the rest on the bushes OK?"