Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ariel's Planter

I just built this one on the weekend for Ariel. It's made out of cedar with  raincoat protection. It's 4 feet long by 1.5 feet wide by 2 feet high. I made this one with legs so that the 'body' doesn't touch the concrete. I learned from Ariel that wood soaks up water from the concrete like a sponge! I gave the legs a nice thick coat of the raincoat protection.

So Ariel decided to get another shorter planter. It looks really good staggered like this.

June 15,2011. I just got these these from Ariel. Garden looks good, now if only the weather would corporate.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sonya's Planters

Before my planters.

These were actually built last fall. Notice the planter on the side.

Looks better with stuff in them.

Spring Is Here

Spring is finally here! Yeppie! That means clean up and preparing to plant. Here are some pics of what happens when you use the plastic from your mattress as planter box liner. After 3 seasons, it's disintegrated and the soil is starting to rot the wood, especially on the bottom. So I've had the pleasure of digging all the soil out, cleaning it and then re-lining the planters with Super-Six industrial plastic. It's what I've been using for all my planters and it was recommended by the Home Depot guy. I hope he's right and it'll last a long long time.