Here’s a DIY project that anyone can do. Give those cement bricks a new life by recycling them into flower pots. It’s easy and inexpensive. If you don’t have any laying around you can buy them for around $1.75-$2. each. Every year I always use annuals because I like to experiment with different varieties. This year is my favorite combination. Fibrous Begonia and Celosia.
This is my fourth year using these bricks. For a step-by-step tutorial click here. Feel free to check out the previous years here and here.
Here’s a few additional tips that I discovered along the way to save you some time.
Right before the snow arrives, pull out the dead plants from the bricks. No need to cover them or change the dirt from season to season. Just let them sit as is.
Use a tarp. It saves on cleanup time.
If you have dogs, keep them away from the bricks. My three loved to “mark” one brick in particular. So much that their urine was trapped in between the spaces of the bricks. Gross right? I ended up switching out that one.
Don’t worry about the excess dirt. As it rains it’ll wash away.
I had four leftover plants from the flats I purchased for this project. I’ll share another easy project tomorrow on what I did with those.