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Friday, July 18, 2008

Tipsy Pot Instructions. (and the usual Friday Reminder)

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I cannot tell a lie. I found this project online a while ago...I hope to try it next season in my garden. Can you imagine how wonderful this would look with Alyssum, bacopa or some other trailing type plant spilling out of each pot? or how about maybe loading it up with pansy? The Possibilities are endless....I could go on and on...but you know the
For those of you not familiar with tipsy pots, this is how it's done.
Basically, a long pipe is secured in the ground and the pots are threaded through the pipe.

Tipsy Pot Materials:
-1 pipe or strong wooden dowel long enough to fit through all the pots you want to stack (may have to do a few test assemblies to determine this) plus enough length to firmly hammer the pipe into the ground (about a foot for every 2-3 foot of height above ground).It would be ideal to use scrap pieces of 1/2" copper pipe.

For what you see here, they used four feet of pipe.
The pipe/dowel has to fit through the hole in the bottom of the pots but be strong enough to support all the pots.
-any pots or outdoor-friendly containers with holes in the bottom.
The hole doesn't have to be in the middle of the container but needs to be wide enough to fit the pipe/dowel through.
They used my clay pots but think of the possibilities: old aluminum teapots, coffee pots, kettles, cooking pots....Anything you can drill a hole in if it doesn't have one already.
The larger the pot, the better the 'tipsy' effect.-soil and plants, or whatever you want to stick in the pots

-hammer the pipe/dowel into the ground until firmly in place.
-thread each pot through the pipe, one at a time, adding soil and plants as you go.
-each pot will find a good resting spot on the pot below.

If you make one of these this year...will you please let me know how it goes? I would love to see photos! good luck guys!

AND NOW!!!!!!!
It is Fertilizer Friday!!!!! Grab your shoes, your fertilizer and your ambition...and get your plants fed! I hope to see photos of your gardens soon!!! (This includes you my dear Gollum) {8-)
Have a wonderful weekend friends...hope to see you all next week. Be Safe and have some Fun.


artis1111 said...

Morning Tootsie, I love this idea. A customer gave me a pot called a down under pot. It has a hole on both ends. You start the plants on one end, then when they get a good hold, you turn the pot over and water from the other end.. It has wire to hand from. The larger ones can sit on a stand. I think you would like this . Kathy

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the pots. I have wondered how that was done!

Anonymous said...

GM Toots, Yes today is friday So I best my get butt in gear and water my sunroom.Now this pot idea I love and maybe I'll try this one..I think even I could do it haha!! Hope all is well with you and your family. Another great blgo girl, love ya. Hugs and smiles

SG said...

That's so cool! I can tell you right now I won't be making one any time soon but it I love it. Enjoy your weekend!

onlymehere said...

Tootsie, what's the secret to having you blog list put the title of someone's blog and when it was last updated? I would love to do this and it would save so much time of checking each blog to see if anything was new! Thanks. Thanks for reminding me to fertilize, it's a busy day and I may not have done it otherwise!

Anonymous said...

Cute idea Tootsie. I'll show this to J. He might give it a try.

Have a great weekend!

Picket said...

Hey Toots! Love that topsy pot idea..I may have to give that a try and put it in the flower bed next to the porch so I can water and fertilize it regular...I love clay pots but I don't like new do you make them look old and know what I mean...and don't tell me to hot glue moss on them! lol All thoughhhhh...I am not above doing that!!!!! lol have a great weekend girl!

mrsben said...

Hi Glenda, thank you so very much for posting the instructions.

It is such a novel and cute idea. Have printed it off for my daughter and shall keep a copy for my own file. Also, as I've been racking my brains to think of a 'housewarming gift' to give to someone (who has absolutely everything); have decided to round up the supplies, package them up and include a g/certificate from a nearby Nursery. (She does like Gardening, so won't she be surprised .... to be given something she already doesn't have?) So thanks again Tootsie!!!

Have to admit didn't fertilize today as we've been having torretntial downpours off and on all day. (Also forecasted thruout the weekend. I thought we were in summer, but it apears our weather has gone back to "Spring" mode.)
Have a beuatiful weekend!!!!!

Unknown said...

This is a great idea - especially for small gardens :). I like the last picture, the pots seem to be suspended in the air... :) thanks for sharing (sorry I'm a bit late but better late than never)