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DIY: He Starts With A Plastic Tube In A Pot Of Dirt. Within A Few Weeks – The Result Is Gorgeous

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With just half a dozen different materials, you can create a beautiful flower tower for your yard that will have people wondering just how did you make that?!

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Greenthumbs Gather Your Supplies

This project requires a large pot with gravel in the bottom to set the tower, a section of wire fencing to form the tower, drainage tile to place in the middle of the pot so it can be self-watering, potting soil and a brown tarp with plastic tie straps. Then you’ll need to pick out your favorite flowers for the finishing touch.

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Carefully Cut The Frame

The first step is to cut the wire fencing to form the tower frame that will sit in the pot.

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Cut The Drainage Tile

Then cut the drainage tile to stretch from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tower. Seal off the bottom with duct tape so it holds in water.

seal pipe with duct tape

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Center The Tile Inside The Frame

Set the drainage tile in the middle of the tower and add the gravel or rock in the bottom. Be sure to fill the drainage tile with water every three to four days.

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Insert The Tarp And Fill With Soil

Take the brown tarp and cut it to fit the inside of the tower. It’s job is to hold in the soil. Use the plastic tie strips to hold the tarp in place. Then pack in the potting soil or other mixture and fill it to the top of the tower.

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Strategically Plant The Flowers

Now it’s time to start planting. The easiest way to do this is to cut a T-shape in the tarp. This is where you’ll plant your flower. Be sure to poke on through to the drainage tile, so the plant has direct access to water. Space out the flowers you plant all around the tower at least a few inches apart.

partially filled tower

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Now Watch It Bloom

Once the flowers grow, they’ll fill in the initial gaps and create a fully bloomed, beautiful flower tower.

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Beautiful Addition To Your Yard

This flower tower will look great on your patio, front porch or anywhere you and your guests can enjoy it.

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Makes A Great Gift

This particular flower tower was created by Dan Ashbach and his sons for his wife and their mom for Mother’s Day. You can read about their adventures in creating this gorgeous landscape addition here.

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3 Comments

  1. Joyce

    March 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’m guessing holes are poked in the “drainage tile”?

    • Ann

      April 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      You can purchase perforated drainage pipe at your
      hardware/home improvement store.

  2. Leona Webb

    March 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Yes, as stated above….. “Strategically Plant The Flowers

    Now it’s time to start planting. The easiest way to do this is to cut a T-shape in the tarp. This is where you’ll plant your flower. Be sure to poke on through to the drainage tile, so the plant has direct access to water. Space out the flowers you plant all around the tower at least a few inches apart.” Happy Planting! 🙂

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