Saturday, June 21, 2014

GARDENING IN SHOE SPACE ON THE FENCE??? YEP

Hi Everyone!
 
I am not a gardener. I do have a very green thumb and can grow just about anything.... butttt I just don't have the gumption to change sand to soil and try to grow a garden. (For those of you who don't know I live on the beach. Not a warm one either. LOL) Anyway I started a few plants in pots to go in the front of my  house, however the wind just about killed them. So they had to come to the side/back yard where there is a bit of protection.
I have been missing fresh herbs. I saw this idea in a magazine and then again on my home page news real.
Sooo what the heck am I talking about?? Here I will just show you.
 
See a garden in shoe space on the fence!

 
I took an old shoe caddy and cut off three of the pockets


I then added grommets on the back side of each pocket

Then I took old 99 cent acrylic paints and just had fun. Only paint the front and sides.
 
I then lined the sides of the pockets with some plastic, added a few rocks and
 started to add already moisten potting soil.
I thought the plastic would help retain the water better. Canvas dries out so quickly.
 
Next I added wood screws/hooks to the support beam of my fence.
 
When the pockets were about 1/2 full of dirt I hung it to the fence,
finished adding dirt and the plants.
I have Rosemary, Oregano and Lavender
 
Here is my little corner of the garden world
 
 
I have some other gardening ideas for the fence, I need more herbs
and well the fence needs more than just one planter. LOL
Oh and yes that is a tomato plant in the 5 gallon bucket.
 
Let me know if you try this or have already tried this idea.
 

Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

14 comments:

  1. Great idea! Have a lovely day, Valerie

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  2. This is a great idea! I saw where someone had taken an old croc and planted petunias in it and hung it on their fence. I think I'll try that one two. I have some crocs that have seen better days.

    Thanks for the idea.
    xx

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  3. What an awesome Garden corner..Love the herb Planter -- I can see those going all the way down the fence line! Strawberries would probably do great in one of those!

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  4. Nicole, even though we are warmer up here on the other side of town, I some things like that and I'm able to have some mini fruit trees and I always keep my tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets so they can come in the sun porch in autumn. Keep up the good gardening.......... Donna

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  5. Nicole, even though we are warmer up here on the other side of town, I some things like that and I'm able to have some mini fruit trees and I always keep my tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets so they can come in the sun porch in autumn. Keep up the good gardening.......... Donna

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  6. what a great idea!! love this Nicole!! it looks awesome on your fence..love your "garden"!! i do not enjoy mesing in dirt..so this would be perfect for me!! I have this snail-phobia,so planting and such is not something i'd do..but snails couldn't get to this!! this would be perfect for flowers too!!!
    xoxo

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  7. Great idea, very resourceful! Nice looking garden and sheltered from the wind.

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  8. That is just plain genius! What a fun way to grow herbs or even small flowers!

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  9. Hi Nicole. This is great and once you start getting your herbs, you will keep planting them. Yay for you!! I'm proud of you. Great job. Enjoy the growth and take pride in your gifts from earth.

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  10. That is one AWESOME idea, thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )

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  11. I think this is an amazing idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing this Nicole ;o) Good for people too, that can't bend over! Big Hugs ;o)

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  12. great job and smart. i wonder can this idea work for indoors - an apartment? cheers!!

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  13. Hello Nicole.Thank you for leaving a link on my blog, i am hoping to do some vertical gardening on my balcony, too. Decorating/ painting containers is my favourite. Your pots gave me some ideas. Have a great week :)

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