Time for another answer session for inquiring minds that want to know more.
It came out so cute! I like her version so much better than mine…..
Funny how no matter what we have of our own we always like someone else’s better.
Is it just me, or do you do that too?
Thank you Becky for the nice shout-out on your post.
While reading Becky's comments I saw that a lot of people were asking about tipsy pots, had never seen them.
I found that funny, because I’ve had mine so long. Thought everyone knew about them. So…even though they asked Becky and not me I thought I would post the link to the best tutorial I’ve seen on these.
Melissa has a great blog and is very generous with her tutorials. Hers was one of the very first blogs I ever read.
Tipsy Pot Instructions by the Empress of Dirt
The only things I do differently is to use
1)Rebar instead of copper pipe. It’s much cheaper and you never see the pipe anyway.
2) lightweight resin pots instead of terra cotta. Mostly because I had them on hand at the time, but they have weathered well, don’t dry out as much as terra cotta, and I leave them out year around and have not had to worry about cracking.
You do however have to reposition the pots from year to year, as you can see in the 2 photos below of mine, the pots settled a lot from the first year (top photo) to the third year.
I was lazy this year and in a hurry, so didn’t do much to fix it, just added the plants!
Yup, seeing these photos together is a real eye opener! I need to go fix that now.
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere……