Tipsy Pots – Friday June 4, 2010

Since the photos finally seem to be showing up I will try this. Earlier today in my photo blog only 1 out of every 3 pictures was visible.

Last summer when I was in Ohio I was delighted to see a tipsy pot at my friend Velma’s house. So I took a picture to replicate it since. Marlin was kind enough to do some welding for me to make it work.

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He welded a 5 foot piece of rebar to a flat metal piece, then mitered the edges so it would fit inside a large pot. When I purchased the large  clay pot, I discovered it had 4 holes instead of 1 large one. This works well since I could thread the rebar through one of the holes instead of placing the plate in the bottom of the pot and then weighing it down with a rock or something heavy to keep it from getting too tippy.

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I bought 4 – 10″ clay pots for the top. It ends up being very heavy so it can’t be moved much.

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I learned several things with this one. The location isn’t the greatest due to it not getting any direct sunlight. For our harsh sunlight I wanted it to get several hours of sun a day. But with the earth shifting the sunlight that was hitting this area in the early spring is gone. The plants weren’t doing very well so I shifted it around and the weight broke the saucer beneath the big pot. So it is a bit more tipsy than it should be.

This is Velma’s from late last summer:

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You can also drive a piece of rebar into the ground and then thread the pots over it if you are not placing it on a hard surface.

Meanwhile, in the garden the brussel sprouts are still ssslllooowwwlllyyy growing.

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The three cucmber plants below were planted at the same time but the one in the foreground is barely reaching the panel.

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Meanwhile, the other two plants are producing already. 

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The first tomato is ripening:

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The yellow squash is threatening to take over the garden.

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I picked 14 jalapenos so we had some of Pioneer Woman’s cream cheese & bacon peppers the other night at our VBS committee meeting.

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Some pretties in Lois’ butterfly garden:

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And a baby visitor in the grass last evening:

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5 thoughts on “Tipsy Pots – Friday June 4, 2010

  1. This tipsy pot post is neat because i was just admiring one yesterday when we drove by a house. I never thought of making one. Wonder how it easy it would be to talk Michael into doing  one for me? 🙂

    See ya this weekend!

  2. I saw your beautiful tipsy pots when I dropped off the 5-gal jug last week. Really cute! But I had no idea you had made it! Cool! The brussel sprouts intrigued me. I had no idea that’s what they look like on the plant! And while I’m commenting, I wanted to tell you I LOVED the black bench on your front porch. So stunning!

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