Transform a broken pot into something spectacular with this beautiful fairy garden design. Create your own custom pot by filling a broken pot with sand and making it softer. You can fill the pot with clay, sand, pebbles, or any porous material. Add plant roots, soil, rocks, gravel, bricks, wood, and pebbles of your choice. Decorate the pot and add fancy containers, pebbles, moss, bulbs, and ferns. Fill in around the edges of the pot with more dirt.
To create a beautiful fairy garden, try a broken pot garden. There are many ideas and tips for creating a beautiful, natural, organic garden that is environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. Transform your broken pot into an amazing container garden by using pebbles, stones, moss, and succulents. With some gardening stakes and a bit of creativity, you can transform a broken pot garden into an amazing potting project.
Begin by preparing the soil for your pot. Remove about an inch of soil from around the top of the pot. This is the bare potting soil. The exposed sides of the pot will hold on to the water. Add some good quality potting soil to the entire area of the broken pot. You can use any potting soil, such as organic clay, or any soil that will retain moisture.
Next, dig a hole in the center of the pot about three inches larger than the root ball of the plant. Place your plant in the hole and press firmly, being sure to pack the soil into the hole so that the plant won’t be able to move. Pack even pressure into the soil to help keep the plant in place.
Place the potting soil inside the broken pot and fill with about an inch of new potting soil. Make sure to leave about one inch between the plant and the potting soil. You don’t want the plant’s roots to be able to go out and get the soil.
Place the plant in the hole and use an airtight plant pot cover to keep the plant nice and moist while it recovers from transplanting. Place pots on the ground as you plant your new plants and make sure to plant everything in the same direction. After you transplant the plants, use a screen door in your windows to keep squirrels and other animals from eating your prized plants.
Use mulch to help conserve the moisture in your potting soil. You can also place a couple of black plastic bags around the plants to keep them moist. Don’t worry if your plants don’t survive the winter. When spring comes, you can repot them with new pots and plant them in the garden. When summer falls, repot the plants and use mulch to help preserve moisture. These simple steps will keep your plants healthy for many years.
A pot garden doesn’t have to end after one planting. You can always add more plants or divide the garden into smaller containers. If you love gardening, you can probably take this project on. Just remember to think of the broken pot as another piece of pottery in your home.
You can find all sorts of beautiful pots and planters at garden stores. Choose one that will match your pot garden. You can even personalize your pot. For example, instead of choosing just a pot and some dirt, you can choose a broken pot that represents the theme of your garden. Use old ceramic cups or bowls, broken ceramic pots, metal pots, or anything else that is appropriate. Make it as unique as possible.
Decorating your pot garden is a matter of creativity and imagination. Use painted pots, stencils, or any other embellishments that suit the style of your house. There are endless ways to decorate a pot.
Because most broken pots were made with clay soil, you can use that pot to grow vegetables. But you can also plant fruits, flowers and vegetables that would not grow very well in a clay pot. For example, you can plant pinto beans in a pot that has been previously filled with compost. Another good choice would be to plant tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, onions, peppers, corn, cucumbers, herbs and more.
Use your imagination and creativity to make your broken pot garden look as good as possible. Don’t let the situation get to you. Just do what you love. If you are having problems with your garden, get help from an expert gardener or do it yourself.