The garden pots look like they could tumble over at any moment. They seem to defy logic and gravity. It’s Tipsy Pot Garden Artwork: clay pots, one on top of the next, tilted at an angle with plants spilling out over the tops like water out of a fountain. Tipsy Pot Garden Artwork is easy to make in just a few easy steps.
Supplies To Make Tipsy Pot Garden Artwork
- Potting Soil
- Pole. The pole simply needs to be strait, strong, and rigid. You can find a strong metal rebar pole at a local home improvement store for little more than a dollar. It needs to be long enough to go into the ground about 8 inches and yet have enough length to hold the pots. The best length is usually about four feet.
- Garden Pots. Any size pots will work. Clay pots are strong enough to hold the soil and plants, yet light weight enough to not weigh down the pole. Some people start with a large pot on the bottom and tipsy up to the top with smaller and smaller pots for an artistic look. Others use all the same size pots. Just be sure the hole in the bottom of your pots is large enough to allow for the insertion of the pole. The number of pots needed will vary depending on the height of your pole and the size of your pots.
- A Mallet or Hammer. Use to hammer the pole into the ground.
How To Make Tipsy Pot Garden Artwork
- Pick the location. The garden artwork will be a focal point, so you’ll want to give it a special spot in the garden. Just outside a kitchen back door is beneficial to the cook if you choose to grow herbs.
- Pound the rebar into the ground with a mallet or hammer. Get it to go down as strait as possible, at least about 8 inches. If you wet the soil before hand, it will make it easier. Do not over soak the soil. This might result in allowing the pole to fall out of position.
Slide the first pot down the rebar. There are two opinions on this. Some people like to start with the first pot up-side down as a base. Others prefer starting with the first pot right-side up. For more fun, place a small stone under the bottom pot, forcing it to tip to one direction. It will appear as if your entire collection of pots is balancing on one stone! Use your imagination. If this pot is right-side up, fill it with potting soil.
- Add the next pot, sliding it down the rebar until you get to the first pot. Tilt the pot to one side as if hanging off the side of the bottom pot. Fill with your soil, and slightly wet the soil. It will then stay in place as long as the rebar or pole is relatively strait.
Add the third pot. Slide it down the pole until you get to the next pot. Tilt this one in the opposite direction, as if hanging off the edge. Fill with your soil and water.
Continue this way, back and forth until you reach the end of the pole.
- Plant your herbs or flowers.
As the plants grow, they will naturally hide the support pole. Your pots will appear to magically dance atop one another in your Tipsy Pot Garden Artwork!