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3rd Times a Charm!

Monday, July 2, 2012


My dear old gate a two time project fail finally found its place in our home, well actually outside our home...

buckets, gate for flowers, porch

I first thought that the perfect use for this gate was to plant some herbs in our dining room...

herbs, pots, gate

Well, that didn't go so well...they didn't get enough sunlight and stayed too damp in their pots.  They ended up looking pretty much like that lovely bottom bucket ;)

So then I tried to just plant some little shade flowers, but those too, became an ultimate failure!

The main problem to these adorable little pots is that they held way too much moisture in and I knew the only solution would be to drill some holes in the bottom to allow for some drainage which was not about to happen with them hanging in our dining room...

So the perfect solution was to hang this old, tattered, beauty outside when we did our backyard makeover!

I was almost scared to show them at first, thinking that I would of course kill whatever I planted with my black thumb again, but I am happy to report that the little red petunias are loving their new home!






It only took 5 months, but finally my third attempt really is a charm!!

Linking up here.

11 comments:

Bronwyn said...

Very pretty, Brooke! I think you have found the perfect place for the hanging pots!

Style Sisters said...

This is sooo cute! I love your idea!! Come link up to Centerpice Wednesday and share this idea with us.

Karin

needle and nest said...

So cute! I'm visiting from the linky party over at Petals to Picots. I love that you shared what didn't work before you finally found the perfect spot and use for your gate. :)

Deanne said...

Very cute idea! Sometimes we have to try until it works!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hi Brooke: This is so pretty with the petunias against the grey wall of your home--lovely! So glad it worked out in the end.

Hubba said...

Love how this turned out! I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

Carole said...

Third time lucky!
I found you on Live.Laugh.Rowe's linky party. I linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a super week.

Julie said...

I am inviting to share this with my blog hop, Show your Stuff:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-32-molasses-white.html

Pam said...

Those petunias are really popping. So pretty. Glad this 3rd time worked out for you.

Good Time Charlie said...

So glad the third time worked! It looks so cute! I love the buckets too. Thanks for sharing!

southernscraps said...

Cute way to display those pretty flowers.

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