My pallet garden: still vertical, but better.
05.20.2013 § 3 Comments
Last year I made a vertical pallet garden inspired by the many that I was seeing on Pinterest.
But what I hadn’t seen on Pinterest was how to deal with a pallet garden that sat on a deck in the sun and high heat for a majority of the day. This left me dealing with daily (sometimes twice daily) watering and, even then, by midsummer I’d lost about half the plants.
So this year, I changed my strategy.
Instead of the plastic pots that drained too easily, I went with terra-cotta pots. Instead of placing them behind the pallet slats, I thought I’d try hanging the pots on the front of them. And instead of planting flowers that needed a lot of attention, I went with some succulents and a few geraniums for color.
Here’s this year’s finished product:
And here are some visual steps on how I got the pots to hang:
Oh. My last bit of advice whilst palleting … wear sunscreen. I got overly into my little DIY project and didn’t realize how long I was on my deck soaking up the sun.
Now I know how last year’s pallet felt.- etc. - If your pallet garden will sit in a little more shade and less heat, here’s the how-to from what I did last year: Vertical Pallet Garden You can also see my second, flat pallet garden how-to that I used on my back deck for vegetables: Flat Pallet Garden And don’t forget, can always find great pallet ideas on Pinterest -