Pallet Planter Box for Cascading Flowers

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I have dreamed about having those amazing cascading petunia flower baskets hanging off my back porch. I try each year, and the flowers do pretty well until July. The harsh afternoon sun and wind really do a number on the flowers. I'm going to admit defeat and try planting them in the front yard this year. Hoping to add a wow factor to an otherwise boring window, I built a large planter box from pallets.
I disassembled a couple of pallets, used to the bottom supports for the legs, slats for the sides, and scrap 1x4's for the bottom.
I drilled holes in the front and sides for the wave petunias to flow from the box.
Next I added layers of dirt with soil moist. Then I realized that the box was going to use a lot of potting mix, so I used packing peanuts as filler in the back edge where there aren't any flowers.
Make sure to check the post for progress pics, fingers crossed for amazing!
You can grab the full tutorial and planter box plans in the link below. Post updated with monthly growth progress, you will not believe the final! I'm still amazed.

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  • Sarah Sarah on Sep 15, 2016
    This is really nice, a good trailing vine would be a green sweet potato vine, it would look good in your planter

  • Mandy Mandy on Jun 17, 2018

    I made this for my mom for mother’s day! It is absolutely beautiful and she loves it!!