A relative of mine is basically a gardening master. She loves flowers, and always has such a pretty view near her home. She posted some photos of the landscape at her house, and I immediately loved this idea!
Planting flowers in an old bucket and hanging them up on an outdoor faucet is such a cute addition to any yard or garden. I was happily surprised with how easy it was too! So today, I’m sharing how to make this DIY Bucket Planter.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Bucket — old or new
- Drill or hammer & nail
- Gravel or pebbles
- Potting soil
I used a Behrens galvanized steel pail for my bucket — Amazon has them in lots of different sizes. Start by drilling a few holes into the bottom of the bucket. You can also use a hammer and a nail to put holes in the bottom — whichever is easier.
Fill the bottom of the bucket with pebbles or gravel. I used gravel from my own driveway. This will help the water drain out of the bucket so your flowers don’t get flooded and drown.
Next, fill the bucket with the potting soil. I used Miracle Grow Potting Mix.
Finally, add your flowers. Water your plant and hang it up on your outdoor faucet.
I decided to plant white petunias. What flower would you choose?
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