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Hi everyone! How was your weekend? We did a lot of work in the yard. My husband tackled the garage and I spruced up the flowers in the backyard.
I admit our flowers had largely been ignored since Father’s Day weekend when my husband generously offered to pick up some potted flowers to freshen up our patio.
Some of you already know where this is going. My husband hauled 3 containers of flowers and set them as close to the sprinklers in the backyard to “get watered.” Colorado has summer outdoor water restrictions so I appreciated his efforts to conserve water.
Except the containers were heavy with a variety of flowers packed into a rectangular shaped plastic container. Moving the containers onto the patio (and off the grass) was a full body workout. #lovethisman #goodintentions
And, then I got an idea… the one that turned into an afternoon with more soil on me than on the patio.
How to Create the Look of More Flowers
I started with one of the flower packed plastic containers and dug right. With a bag of soil on hand and miscellaneous pots and containers, I got to work. If my family had seen me tearing up perfectly pretty planters they would have thought I lost my mind. Or, working on a blog post. Ha!
This was one of those decisions that turned out better than expected. Take a look at the results of the divide and conquer more flowers solution.
A little afternoon sun behind me captured the reflection of the woods behind our house.
Remember when I mentioned my husband purchased 3 containers of flowers. Well, I created all of the above flower pots with just one of those plastic containers.
I shared how I spruced up our window well grates earlier this season.
Additional Ways to Create the Look of More Flowers
I accidentally discovered an additional way to create the look of more flowers. When I reviewed my photos I noticed that the potted herbs added more bulk and color to the patio and surrounding flower pots.
I made a few of these herb containers for a Summer Challenge and now I love they add a little something, something when placed next to smaller flower pots.
Thanks for stopping by! What do you do to create the look of more flowers in your yard or gardens? Besides buying more flowers. wink, wink!