Greetings Friends! With spring approaching, I've been itching to get outdoors and today I'm sharing my first garden project of the season...
Here in the Texas hill country, my gardening season can easily run from February through November, so I'm prone to wearing out garden clogs and boots. I recently replaced my clogs and had the old ones in hand to toss when I had the idea to recycle them. I've seen ceramic planters designed like garden boots or clogs, so why not use real ones? Here they are before--faded and frankly, pretty gross...
I started by wiping them down. Next, I decided to use bright red spray paint, I had on hand. I turned them on their sides, then gave each two coats. Here's how they looked after the first coat:
I use coco liner for planting many of my container plants. It's environmentally friendly, excellent for drainage and works especially well in repurposed containers. I cut long ovals a little larger than the clog sole insert. Once they were pressed down into the clogs, I was ready for planting.
I added pansies and a little potting soil. Ta-daa!
Have you started any garden projects or do you still have snow?
Stay tuned, I'll be sharing more in the garden soon!