Saturday, April 1st, 2017

HOW-TO: LOG PLANTER

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Let’s go into the woods . . .

From ferns, to mosses, to vast forests of tall spruce, it’s clear that all things woodland have been a great source of inspiration this season.  So when we got our hands on these log planters, we dove right into creating a woodland-inspired planter to bring a little bit of the woods into any urban backyard. This project is a great opportunity to work with new plants and get creative. And it’s super simple.

All you need is a log planter, some gravel (these planters do not have drainage), potting soil, and plants of your choice. Simply start by filling the planter with an inch or two of gravel or stones and then you’re ready to get your hands dirty and pot your plants.

Here, we used a small fern, a dwarf Japanese Cedar and an Eastern Hemlock for distinct woodland vibes, but you could use any combination of annuals or small indoor plants.  We finished off our planter with a layer of wood chips, but topping with Spanish moss would also create a unique effect.

 

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Happy planting!

Words + photos by Sarah Carson @the.botanical

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