Flower Pot cheat!

I love this time of year! Time to sprinkle our yards with bright and cheery flowers! Flowers can get expensive so a great way I’ve found to trim a little off my nursery bill is to cheat a little! I got wise to this trick after I had admired my neighbors over flowing pots…this was her little secret! Thanks Angie!


I bought these beautiful low profile urns at the end of last Summer on clearance for $11 each at Sam’s Club. They are HUGE actually! By the time I would fill them with soil and baby plants I’d be invested about $40 and I have two of them! YIKES! So here’s the perfect solution…


Instead of filling them with dirt I filled it with a paver. We demoed our deck last year and these were underneath it so these were free!

Then I placed my beautiful and mature hanging basket I picked up from a local nursery  for only $25 each on top of the paver. The paver lifts the basket a little higher and really helps it fill out this giant urn!

And lastly I removed the hanging wires! Bada bing! Bada bang! A totally full and lush looking planter at a huge savings and I didn’t even get my hands dirty!

The best part is that you can easily still take out the baskets and bring in your plants if the weather is threatening, which I have had to do! And at the end of the season clean up is so easy! Just toss the basket and store your urns, no dumping soil and hosing out pots! It’s a win win!!

Happy out door decorating!



  1. 1

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one that does this. I used to feel like I was cheating the plant by leaving it in the original container, but then I found out the plant actual does better. This is a great idea, and I appreciate it.


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    Gorgeous, I love the “not getting your hands dirty” part the best:):)

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    Ingenious! I like the idea of using hanging baskets!

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    thank you for this neat planter idea
    I just love the floral and plants arrangement

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    that is a very good cheat-it looks fab! i always wonder about these big flowerpots, the ones lining the city streets where i work, or the really tall ones in stores. i mean, are they really filling them completely with dirt? maybe they are doing this!

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    How clever!

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    Great idea! I love seeing the flowers in front of my house when I drive up!

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    I started doing this last year to cut down on the money I spent on annuals. I think great minds think alike ;)

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    Totally gorgeous! I just wish that the sun was shining today like it was when you took the pictures. I’m starting to feel like Noah. ;)

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    Love this tip! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    I have been waiting to decide on my outdoor plants…and i’m so glad I did!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Not sure if anyone has told you this lately…You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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    Totally doing this! I can’t wait to finally get my flowers in. I keep worrying that they are going to freeze to death! They look so pretty!!

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    You’re so smart! This is such a great idea! Who wants dirty hands?

  16. 16

    Pretty! This hɑs ƅeen an extremely wonderful ɑrticle. Thanks for supplying these details.


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