I was inspired in late summer to build a container garden.
I bought two 12-ft. lengths of waterproof recycled material planks, and had them cut into four 1.5-ft. lengths and six 3 foot lengths. I also bought the flat, tray-like part that is designed to sit under a windowbox or something.
I got a small holly bush, a small azalea, one daisy, one mum, and one rosemary plant.
I assembled (with some help and a power drill) the box from the planks and in the center of the bottom, where I was a plank short, I substituted the tray.
After the box was assembled, I filled it with one bag of large rocks, 1 bag of organic gardening soil, and then planted my plants, filling in on top of them with a topsoil mix.
Watered diligently, let it get rained on, and everything is thriving!
I took these pictures of my first daisy bloom over the course of a few days as it opened up.
If you look again at the first photo, you’ll see that this daisy has a friend blooming now, and even the azalea bloomed a single flower off-season just to thank me for planting it! Mums are an annual and mine has gone on and petered out by now, but I’ve been trying to think of what should replace it, or if I should even bother at this time of year. I suppose I could go and ask the people at Garden District (which is where I got my other plants — with a Living Social Deal!).