Simple Spring Gardening with Copper
Sinkology is proud to present Kendra Williams, a home decor expert, DIYer, furniture refinisher, and busy mom as a guest blogger. Kendra runs the blog at Momtique and she is here to share some design ideas and inspiration around designing your home with copper and around your copper sink.
Nothing says spring like beautiful blooming flowers. I however wasn’t born with a green thumb. I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life. This is where succulents come into the picture and save the day. Last year, I planted two succulents and guess what? They are still alive! I’ve watered them about ten times over the course of a year and they are thriving. I knew I wanted to put a few more succulents on my patio this spring. I bought a copper pot last year that I have been saving for this very project. The patina on this copper pot is amazing! The patina that comes over time is one of my favorite things about copper. I usually clean my copper on a regular basis because I like the shinny rose gold color that comes with polished copper but I knew that was out of the question for this kettle.
This spring craft is so simple and yet unique to you. What makes it special is your choice of pot. Yes, you could go to a store and buy one of a hundred similar pots, but wouldn’t it be great to plant it in a pot that meant something to you? This tea kettle fits perfectly with my vintage patio decor. Now don’t get me wrong, if new is what you’re looking for, go for it! There are some beautiful options out there!
This is what I started out with. In addition to the large kettle I also used a little copper square pot to plant a few small succulents.
My tea kettle was rather large and had way more room than the plant needed. I put rocks on the inside and around the edges. This addition helped limit the amount of soil I had to use. I chose not to drill holes (for drainage) in the bottom of these pots because they will be under my patio roof and I will water them very sparingly. I originally put the large plant on my patio bench but I wanted to see what it would look like hung. I really don’t think I could go wrong either way but I decided to leave it hung. What do you think?
And look at that patina! I’m in heaven! I also wanted to plant a few small succulents to set on a cute yellow chair that I have. This little pot has some wonderful patina, as well.
If you’re like me, this craft is the perfect spring gardening project. There’s really no room for failure and you get to enjoy these beautiful plants all year round and for years to come.
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