Last year my friend Rachel, told me about a beautiful idea that I just had to try. She called it her topsy turvy planter.
It was such a hit at our house, I ended up making one for my Mother, my Grandmother, my Sister, my Mother-n-law, my Aunt, my husbands Grandmother and so on…
They are super simple to make and here’s how you can make your own.
Take one 5 1/2 foot piece of 1/2 inch rebar and drive it into the ground a couple of feet
Once you have it securely in the ground take a 10″ terracotta pot and place it on the rebar, through the hole and slide it down until you have it on the ground.
Fill with potting soil.
Once filled slide on an 8″ pot and tilt the pot on its side.
As you will notice I didn’t have a 10″ pot on the bottom, I had already used it for another project.
Anyhow, fill up your next pot with potting mix and add your flowers. I used flowers that enjoyed sun because of where I placed my planter.
Continue stacking and filling and planting until you have four 8″ pots layered.
Once we put on the final pot our rebar was sticking out a few inches too far, so we took a hammer and drove it in the ground a bit more until it was hidden by the flowers.
And there you have it…
Your Topsy Turvy Planter.