Recycled Coffee Can
Don't throw out the empty coffee can. It will make a great flower pot. In a few easy steps I will tell you how to turn your empty coffee can into a beautiful flower pot.
1. Rinse the can out with plain water.
2. carefully poke about 5 Skittle candy size holes in the bottom of the plastic or metal can.
3. Paint your entire coffee can with paint recommended to be used on plastic or metal. The darker the paint the less coats you will need to cover the advertisement on the coffee can. Let the paint dry for about 1 hour.
4. Now you are ready to stencil your flower pot. You can make your own stencils with peel and stick contact paper and a sharp knife.www.youtube.com/watch. This Youtube video will show you the details.
5. If you don't want to make your own stencils you can pick some up from any craft store.
6. Once the flower pot is dry about 1-2 hours you can now place about 1 inch of rocks in the bottom add your soil and a plant of your choice.
I hope you have enjoyed this craft and we look forward to hearing from you on facebook.
Kits to get you started
Watering your plants can become challenging at times.
For me remembering to water my plants can be a challenge.
I have had one too many experiences where I just got too busy
to stop and water all my plants one-by-one. By the time my life
slowed down enough to water all my plants half of them were dead.
This is one reason Mister Landscaper created the Kits. The low-flow
irrigation kits are designed to make your life a little easier. The kits
comes with step-by-step directions that are designed to make the
process of instillation quick and easy. The Mister Landscaper kits
come with everything you will need to water your plants.
Each Kit covers a certain amount of square feet or a certain
number of potted plants. Mister Landscaper has also posted
how to instructions on YouTube. If you are a visual learner then
the YouTube video's may be very helpful.
Once you get your kit installed and flowing you may want to order
additional drippers, or stakes. Don't worry. Mister Landscaper
sells the irrigation kit materials separately as well. If you don't have
enough of something you can order more. Don't forget shipping
is free on orders $25.00 or more.
Don't forget to share your experience with us on the Mister Landscaper Facebook page.
A new season is around the corner and it's about time to select what fall flowers you want to have in your garden.
In this blog you will hear about 5 of the best fall flowers.
Russian sage is a great fall flower. It will grow tall and bloom small beautiful blue/purple flowers.
The leaves on this flower are small and have a silver tint to them. This flower gets 3-5 feet tall and
2.5-3 feet wide. This flower will need to go in behind your shorter plants. The Russian sage blooms
in the middle of summer into fall. It has a beautiful smell and is a great color for the fall season.
The Helenium provides your garden with an array of deep reds and a dark brown center, perfect for the fall
season. It will grow about 1.25m tall and .6m wide. The flower looks great next to ornamental grass and other
earth color flowers. The bees and butterflies will flock to this flower. The Helenium also makes a great fall
centerpiece for the up coming holidays. These flowers like a lot of sun and moist soil.
Another great flower for the fall is a Mum. They come in many beautiful fall colors and are easy to care for.
Mums look great along sidewalks or next to your front door. If you have them in a pot be sure the pot can
drain, and give them a good amount of sun and water every day. If they are in the soil you should water
them at least 3 times a week. Mums are sturdy flowers with many great colors to choose from. They should
last through the fall months and into early winter. If you take care of your Mums they will last for years.
The sunflower is perfect for the fall season with its large yellow bloom. The sunflower is also great for snacking.
I like sunflower seeds with salt. The sunflower is a strong plant but may need support once it gets tall. The weight
of the bloom can cause the plant to bend.
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