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SMLounsbury
« on: April 30, 2010 08:17:44 AM »

We wanted to do a balcony garden this year at our apartment.  I'm a stay at home mom, so funds are not on our side.  We did have three off brand large storage containers that weren't being used.  My husband drilled holes in the sides and the bottom for drainage, and we decided to let the kids paint their own.  My five year old is home with me, so she got to do hers this week.  My son will start his tonight.  I just need to seal Olivia's and then it'll be ready to be filled!  She picked out her own tomatoes for her container.  Sweet millions...

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1st Side. These are freehanded circles done while a very pissed off 8 month old climbed on me... Heaven forbid I put her down, lol.


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Thanks for looking!!  Grin
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Lewre
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010 01:05:07 PM »

So very cute and what a great idea! What did you use to seal it with? I can't plant a garden here and had thought about making a container garden as well, but using old storage containers never came to mind!
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SMLounsbury
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010 07:48:50 AM »

I first sealed it with Mod Podge outdoor, then with the acrylic spray at Michaels.  We have a roof over the balcony, so the painted parts are partially covered.  We actually went to the dollar tree and got a few larger plastic containers and did the same thing for plants that needed to be on their own.  It definitely is nice to look at the varying shapes and sizes of these containers rather than 10 round plastic traditional pots.  Smiley 

Each of my kids now has their own large container like this and are in charge of their own plants.  They both are loving the responsibility and are anxiously awaiting the "reward" of good gardening. 
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margiej
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010 06:42:10 PM »

great idea! Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 11:53:49 PM »

cute! olivia is my name too Smiley
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