Some people are born with a natural green thumb. My mom has an uncanny ability of knowing what plants would look best at every spot in our yard and knows exactly how to take care of them. As I've gotten older, I tried to duplicate my mother's loving touch with plants, but quickly realized that trait didn't make its way to me. I couldn't even keep a cactus alive. I have whatever the opposite of a green thumb is.
Whether you can grow them or not, flowers hold a big place in our society. You need them for weddings, funerals, holidays, or just to let your crush know how you feel. The type and arrangement of flowers you give someone will vary based on the circumstances, but it's always important to try to do something more than the usual. One good example is this husband, who planted thousands of flowers in his backyard so that his recently blind wife could smell them. Or you could take after this creative man who found a simple trick to arranging flowers in a memorable way.
Today, we've found a DIY project that will get your green thumb active and make any flower lovers out there swoon. It's a way to really get the color and shape of the flowers you're arranging to shine. The project is straightforward and can be done in a few simple steps, but you will need to take a trip to the hardware store to get a few items.
- Large flower pot
- Drain pipe
- Wire Fencing
- Brown Tarp
- Plastic Tiles
- Flower seeds
Start by sealing the drain tile with duct tape and setting it inside the pot.
You will also want to place rocks at the base to sturdy the pipe. Then take the wire fencing and wrap it around the pot going all the way up to the top of the pipe. It should look like the picture above.
Place a tarp inside the wire fencing and then fill it all up with soil.
It's a good idea to keep the tarp in place with plastic ties.
Use a knife to puncture holes in the tarp wherever you want flowers to go. Make sure to also puncture holes in the drain pipe to get water flowing throughout.
The result is a gorgeous "Flower Tower" that can be used as a stunning arrangement in any circumstance.
The idea for the "Flower Tower" comes from Dan330, who runs his own Internet blog on gardening. You can visit his site for more unique and memorable ideas.