You may have a hanging plant pot from last year that is empty and needs new plants or maybe you just want to make a new potted plant by yourself. A pot with plants in it can be a beautiful summer decoration and a personal one if you make it yourself.
Pick out a pot that you like. It should be at least a foot wide and eight inches deep but it can be larger if you like. It can be a hanging pot or a pot that sit on a deck or table. You can choose a pot that is any color you like to enhance your summer area. Your pot can be ceramic, plastic or clay. Once you have you pot then put some pottery shards or gravel on the bottom for drainage and fill the pot halfway up with a good potting soil
To make a really nice pot of plants pick out three different types of plants. One of your choices should be a tall plant that adds height to the pot. Another plant should be a vine that adds depth to your potted plants and the third should be a spreading flowering plant like a geranium to fill up the pot. Pick a flower that has a color that will enhance the color of the pot you choose.
Make a hole in the soil of the center of the pot and put the tall plant it. You can then take your vine and put it to one side of the tall plant and the flowering plant can go on the other side of the tall plant. Then fill in the rest of the pot with some more soil and give it a good drink of water. Once you have watered your potted plant check to see if the soil sunk in. If it did give the potted plants more soil and water it again.
This is a fun summer activity that will add beauty to your home. You can make several of them to put around your home for summer beauty. Hang them on plant hooks or set them on your deck or table. Water your plants everyday to be sure they do not dry out and die.
Keep your pot from the year before and plant it every year. The pot will stay good for many years. You may even be able to keep your plants in the house during the cold winter months and use them again the next summer.