Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Today I was headed to Home Depot for paint, but was distracted by a DEAL in the
garden section before I even made it inside.
These small globe arborvitae are $3.33
I couldn't resist a couple arborvitae to plant in my urns.
TIP: Put a coffee filter in the bottom of your pots, covering the drainage hole,
it will keep the dirt from draining out.
Focus...back to the paint for the potting bench!
This metal frame was completely covered in rust and took forever to get to this point,
I decided to paint over it, instead of remove the rust. My original reason for heading to HD.
I turned it around and practiced tweaking the color on the back.
Too dull... (Metallic Matte Nickel)
Too shiny... (Metallic Aluminum)
(Metallic Matte Nickle w/Aluminum on top and rubbed in a little)
Dang! Not enough time to finish painting this now.
Instead I potted and trimmed the plants.
Arborvitae is a hardy fast grower requiring little maintenance!
More on where I plan to put them on another day.
This larger variety was $15, still a bargain.
I stacked some bricks in the bottom of the pot and set it inside,
my favorite potting method!
Run to Home Depot before the Mother's Day shoppers clean them out!