Thinking ahead DIY Fourth of July Galvanized Bucket Planters

Thinking ahead to the Fourth of July holiday I thought it would be fun to go ahead and
put some red, white, and blue flower planters together to place by my new fence.

For my planters, I ran across these galvanized buckets at a feed store,
and thought they would be perfect.
Then I found the flowers that I wanted to use in them.. it was a little harder
to find red, white, and a blue then I thought it would be but thankfully
we finally found them!

Just like my galvanized tub turned planter,
it was time to get out my drill and give these buckets a drainage hole.

putting a hole in these brand spanking new buckets? 
husband gasps Lol.
just kidding he knew what I wanted them for :0)

Drainage hole complete.

Then I got all my supplies gathered up to get these beauties planted

I placed my potting soil / fertilizer mix in and was ready to plant, yay!

Removed the bucket labels, and

Can you picture them when the flowers are much fuller?

I placed 3 of them along my rustic fence under my wire hanging planters that
I previously made. 
I also added a red and deep purple petunia to the hanging baskets to add
even more pop to them and tie them together with my bucket planters
a little more.

My hanging baskets do have to be watered often so I may eventually move them to
the deck to keep a closer eye on them and make watering a little easier.

Which is totally fine with me because I actually have another hanging basket idea
I want to do for the fence and I have been keeping an eye out for the perfect ones.
I would love to use some on the entire fence line eventually (garden goals) :0)

I am looking forward to the flowers growing and filling up the "planters,"
they will be a stand out for sure.

In fact I have liked these so much that I purchased more buckets/flowers and
placed some up by the house as well.

Products used: galvanized 10 qt buckets.
  red geraniums, white petunias, a blue colored alyssum lobularia,
organic potting mix, and plant starter.



  Can you tell I am really liking the galvanized items for planters this year!
They are fairly inexpensive, (was less expensive at our local feed store) they are sturdy,
and just an eye catcher to me.

What are some of your favorite things to plant?
                                                                                                                  - TinaH

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