Thursday, June 9, 2011

Outdoor update

I'm back with the another update on our backyard plant situation. A few weeks ago I showed you my freshly painted flower pots but I still had a few more things to tackle in the backyard.

Our hanging basket situation was a real mess. Last year we used the metal and coco liner baskets for our hanging baskets. They were a pain in my rear last year and this spring was even worse. I found these "cut to size" replacement liners and figured things would be great. Surprise! It was horrible! And super itchy to cut. Super duper itchy.

So after I called it quits with that hot mess I decided to get something new. I couldn't find anything I liked in the stores so I ended up purchasing a couple of these:

I bought them from Ace Hardware's website and had them shipped to the store free. And let me tell you, that shipping was quick! There is nothing that makes me happier than online purchases that arrive quickly. Anyway, here's the final product with my million bell flowers all planted.


And here's a quick picture of the last couple pots I painted. They used to have brown bottoms and now the brown is a lovely shade of red.


I'm so happy I painted all the flower pots this spring. I was a little unsure of them at first but now that the plants are all growing up and blooming they look so colorful and fun.


Isn't it amazing what a little spray paint can do? Okay, so that last picture doesn't have anything to do with my spray painting but I wanted to show off our pretty azalea blooms! Anyone else been sprucing up their outdoor space with some spray paint? And I don't mean graffiti...though that might be interesting! :)

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