Setting Up a Terra Cotta Pot Edging
For the last two summer seasons, I have set up a terra cotta pot flower bed edging under a large spruce tree by our deck. The area under the tree receives filtered sunlight on one side and a few hours of midday full sun. Perennials that grow well for me here are hostas, Lady's Mantle, astilbes and sedums. Occasionally I add a few impatiens.
I cleaned up the pots with a little with hot soapy water. I never use bleach as I love them weathered and with salt deposits.
The first step is to clean up the flower bed in the spring. I did any weeding necessary, and raked up pine cones, needles and leaves in the area.
I then gathered terra cotta pots in several sizes from just a few inches to medium to extra large.
I line up my pots upside down to make sure I have enough pots for the edging. After I have the correct line up, I dig the pots down into the dirt about 2 inches.
I like the idea of lining them up smallest to largest, but they could be all the same size too.
Then fill in around the pots with a little potting soil. Now I just have to wait for the perennials to fill in.
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