Vertical Herb Garden: What Are UnderThe Containers?

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Vertical Herb Garden

By beckygardener
July 16, 2014

Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 15, 2014 11:34 PM CST
Becky

Wonderful! I love what you did with some help from DH! Thumbs up

I loved and wondered what those white "rings" you used under the containers. What are they made of, how large and thick & where did you get them?

Super setup! Thumbs up
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 16, 2014 6:05 AM CST
Marilyn - Thank you! I tip my hat to you.

Not sure which rings you are referring to. The ones under the white rectangular containers (that are on the ground under the vertical garden sections) are the matching container saucers. They can be purchased to match those particular plastic containers. The smaller round rings under pots are concrete sprinkler donuts that I use like short legs under many of my pots to help with drainage.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 16, 2014 8:35 AM CST
Where did you get the concrete sprinkler donuts? Those were the ones I was interested in (the pot next to the mailbox with the tomato cage).

What department in what store(s)?

Great idea for a pot feet! Thumbs up
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 16, 2014 9:48 AM CST
Marilyn - When I go to a hardware store or big box store, I can spend hours just looking at the products they sell, trying to figure out what I can use some of the items for! LOL! My husband likes Home Depot for the tools, and I like HD for the garden center. I got the concrete donuts at HD in their garden center. They were stacked up in the same area as their other concrete products like pavers, stones, etc. They look just like donuts. When I use them under my pots, I flip the donuts upsidedown so I have a flat surface for the pots to sit on! They are used to put over/around "sprinkler heads" on an irrigation system to protect them from damage of lawnmowers, weed eaters, and being stepped on.

I am thinking about the different ideas I used in this article and in the photos. I was surprised at how many ideas I mentioned or showed in this particular article:

Pallets to make a Vertical Garden and/or garden divider/privacy screen
Tarp to make the plant pockets
Plastic trellis for a wooden plant box bottom for drainage and support of plants
Chicken wire to prevent squirrels from uprooting new plants
Mailbox for hand tool storage
A stand alone post to use for hanging baskets, the mailbox, AND .... I am also planning to put 4 whimsical handmade wooden street signs at the top of the 4x4 post, too, for deco!
Concrete donuts for pot legs/pot drainage
Water crystals in the soil to help keep the plants hydrated in the shallow pockets
Wood mulch pathway

Gee ... if I had been smart, I would have written 9 different articles featuring each idea separately! LOL! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thumbs up

JK! I hope folks who like this article will try making a vertical garden, too! It really turned out better than I was expecting and has worked out better than I thought it would! It was one of those ah-ha moments that paid off! Big Grin
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 16, 2014 11:48 PM CST
Thanks Becky! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

Where in the big box stores (I hope Lowe's, besides HD) do you find these donuts?

What is "JK!" ? *Blush*

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2014 5:46 AM CST
Marilyn - I don't have a Lowe's near me, but they probably have them, too!. I just know that my local HD sells them.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Oldcastle-3-1-4-in-Sprinkler-Head...

JK - Just joking Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 17, 2014 9:22 AM CST
Thanks for the link. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

When you buy them at HD at the store, where are they located? With the hoses and other watering items?

*Blush* Hilarious!
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 17, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Quoted from one of my posts above ....

"They were stacked up in the same area as their other concrete products like pavers, stones, etc."

In the garden center. Smiling

Good luck, Marilyn! I hope they have them at your local Lowe's.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Jul 19, 2014 11:58 PM CST
beckygardener said:Quoted from one of my posts above ....

"They were stacked up in the same area as their other concrete products like pavers, stones, etc."


*Blush* *Blush* *Blush* I forgot you said that in your earlier post.

I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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