Some might even consider the practice unbecoming for a nearly 40-old-woman!
But when my galvanized planters arrived from Evergreen; I audibly squealed.
One minute you are unloading the dishwasher in a hurried frantic frenzy. The next you are oohing and ahhing over your new planters.
And I have no doubts you will feel the same if you are the lucky winner of one of these two planters sets from Evergreen. Yup. There are 2 winners today!
First place gets the galvanized metal square nested planters with brass edging, set of 4 (ARV $231). Second place gets the galvanized metal long trough planters, set of 2 (ARV $56). Both with earth-shaking rustic farmhouse style!
Evergreen has those green thumbs on the pulse of trend so I hope you win!
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Let us know that you have entered by telling us about your favorite plant!
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How I met Evergreen...my story
And let me tell you, shopping with a cranky baby is not for the fainthearted.
But as I was leaving, I spotted the outdoor decor for sale. It was being displayed in the shade. A nice and cool location with a slight breeze.
My best attempts to pass it and head straight to the checkout were in vain. The draw was too strong!
So I put myself in reverse and started to peruse. Don't you love cute garden decor?
I wanted to know what company made such adorable and quality outdoor garden products. Quickly discovering it was Evergreen, I vowed to let myself shop later on their website at MyEvergreen.com when the baby took his nap.
It was a blast surfing their website! Love their style and you will, too! This is why you want to win!
And you know by now that I'm a sucker for U.S. companies. Let's support our own friends and neighbors! Evergreen is centered right in lovely Richmond, Virginia! I've been there! Have you?
Why quality still matters..
Flimsy home decor that looks like you made it out of milk cartons? Because you did make it out of milk cartons...nope.
Know what I mean? Quality is always key followed by style ingrained in the tiny details. Both are necessity! Evergreen doesn't create product that is cheap or tacky. Even their fun merchandise is of the highest caliber making you smile.
Outdoor multi-colored pig planter? Bring it on. Vintage red tricycle metal planter? Yes please! Evergreen has such a wonderful selection that will enhance all those home & garden spaces.
Not to mention the thrill you'll have deciding if you are going to stack them or not. Decisions. Decisions.
These planters come in four various sizes to suit all your planting and stacking needs!
Dimensions: 12"W x 12"D x 4.25"H (smallest) to 23.75"W x 23.75"D x 5.75"H (largest).
Of course, if you are a...ahem..plant killer like myself than having plants hosted in stunning planters is paramount. When the plants die at least the planters still look gorgeous!
And that's what knocked my socks off about Evergreen ~ the quality of the products as I examined, touched and saw the goods in person. Supreme.
Gardening has gone to pot
Planters are perfect for porches, patios, balconies, windows, doorsteps or even adding a pop of color in your existing garden beds.
My two new galvanized trough planters fit perfectly under my back windows and serve as window boxes. They look fantastic!
As in, I'm doing jumping jacks they look so fantastic. The trough planters add some vertical color and drama to a location that was bland and boring before.
The bigger trough planter is on my kitchen windowsill outside. Nothing better than looking at flowers while washing up all those greasy and icky dishes! The smaller trough planter hosts my succulents (shown above) and they like their shallow rooted home.
Year-round gardening in planters
Just a few more reasons that portable planters are the way to go.
In early spring I start with cold-tolerant flowers like pansies and violas. Then I start to add my summer annuals. Even tropical plants in the summer work just dandy in a container. Hibiscus. Mandevilla. And why not an orchid?
By fall, it's time for ornamental grasses, certain perennials and mums to get a turn.
Herbs are always a wonderful choice for container gardens. Especially if you are hoping to have fresh herbs into the fall and the start of winter.
The trough planters can also sit inside on your kitchen windowsill with lots of bright light!
Speaking of pots...let's talk drainage & liners
These two planters sets do not have drainage holes or liners.
I plan on using some of these planters indoors and out. So I decided to have small holes drilled in the trough planters as I wanted to use them for succulents and annuals.
Succulents don't like to be overwatered and the three holes Tom drilled for me on the bottom are spot-on for drainage purposes!
Now I don't like drainage holes for indoor pots. The risk of them leaking and warping my tables is too stressful. For the nested square planters, I decided not to have holes. But I did use liners. You can buy liners online or just make your own.
The liners not only protect the pot but serve to assist in drainage. If you do overwater, you can lift the liner a bit out of the container to allow the water to pass through so the plants don't get waterlogged.
Plastic garbage bags work well. Just make sure the garbage bag liner is tucked under the soil because exposed it would be ugly! For smaller pots and planters, try using coffee filters as liners.
What you should know about metal pots & planters
But they do get hot. They will draw the heat in. Ideal in winter. But in summer consider implementing plants that do not mind heat and can withstand drought. Succulents are perfect.
Also, neither planter set is super deep. Just another reason that shallow rooted succulents will find happiness here!
Metal also rusts. Certainly the rust is not going to affect the look of your pots. In fact, it's only going to enhance their "rustic and antique farmhouse appeal."
But if you want to prevent rust then you shouldn't display these planters in the open exposing them year-round to the elements.
So bring them inside after their last blooms in the fall. Consider displaying them on a covered porch or patio, too!
-First place winner get the galvanized metal square nested planters with brass edging, set of 4! ARV $231!!
-Second place winner get the galvanized metal long trough planters, set of 2! ARV $56!
- To enter, Follow us on Pinterest and pin at least 5 images or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. For two entries, do both. Let us know that you've entered by telling us about your favorite plant. Contest ends August 15th!
- You can earn one entry per day by commenting on any of our other blog of Facebook posts! To help me out, tell me how many times you have done this!