How to Fill a Whiskey Barrel With Flowers - Level Up
Last month, I made a whiskey barrel planter with birdhouse accents. I wanted to change things up a bit and I had been buying lots of flowers lately so why not “level up” my planter?
I still like it and will continue to use them again. But for now I wanted something different.
I unscrewed the posts from the base in the planter.
I decided to go from 3 staggered posts to two even posts.
With two posts now, I attached the post that I moved into its new location.
I used some scrap fencing to the front and back of the post to give some extra support.
I stapled a long coco liner into the front of the planter. I have a long planter of geraniums that I am transferring to this liner. I also added plant brackets to the posts.
I decided to add galvanized tubs to the top of each post. One is upright and one is tipped on its side so the flowers can spill out. I screwed them directly into the top of each post.
I added an empty jug to take up space and use less potting mix. I ended up smooshing it down to take up a little less space.
I added drainage holes to the tub that sits upright. The one that is tipped on its side, I felt will naturally drain.
I added an adjustable coco liner to the tub that is sitting on its side.
I used zip ties to overlay two areas and I used zip ties to gather two areas and it created a type of pocket for my plants. The zip ties were easy to poke through the coco liner, I started with the pointed end. It was similar to sewing.
Once the plants/flowers are added, you won’t see the zip ties.
I added the flowers outside of the tub and just lifted it and placed it inside the tub.
Here is the finished project. I absolutely love it.
What do you think? I might add “Welcome” in vinyl to the upright tub but I’m really happy with how it turned out.
The birdhouses are still loved and have a new home on my potting bench. You can find the potting bench tutorial here.... https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/benches/how-to-build-a-potting-bench-44266639
A quick 1 minute 17 second video that shows how I changed the posts, added a hanging plant bracket and added the coco liner in front.