I love a good DIY project and with spring in the air I have been looking at my deck in anticipation of lazy summer evenings. Yes, I know it is still April and we will get more snow but it is the perfect time to do a DIY project to get ready for the planting season.
I have been on the lookout for the perfect planters for our deck to grow tomatoes and herbs in and add to the decor. Everything I have seen is the wrong size, wrong finish or just too typical. Then I came across this cement block planter featured on Apartment Therapy (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/gardening/modern-diy-outdoor-planter-093540). It would be fantastic in a modern setting and can be made to any dimensions.
Our yard is much more traditional and I just want tall, narrow cylinders to use as planters. While on the search I came across these instructions from Martha Stewart (http://www.marthastewart.com/article/pots-with-a-personal-touch) for Hypertufa planters. I’m sure a tour of the local hardware store will inspire me, but I’m thinking that either 5 gallon buckets or Sonotube (used for pouring cement pilings) will work. Want to make sure I can still fit in another planter with drainage and be able to hook up a self watering system from the bottom.
Wish me luck!