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Today’s post is about planting red geraniums in bowl planters on outdoor columns. Last Fall we spent a weekend building outdoor stone columns at the entrance of our driveway and yesterday, we topped the outdoor columns off with gorgeous bowl planters that Jim found on Amazon. You know you have a keeper when your boyfriend buys you bowl planters for your home ;).
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How to Plant Geraniums in Bowl Planters
Our granite piece on top of the stone columns is 30″ x 30″ so we opted for the 24″ diameter planter.
Jim offered to help me so we setup a makeshift planting zone with 2 garbage barrels and a piece of wood. Once we planted the pots, we transported them to the columns via the car. They were heavy!
What to plant with geraniums in planters
I purchased 2 hanging geraniums, 8 white bacopa plants, ivy and 2 spikes at a local nursery.
I removed the geraniums for the plastic hanging pots and put one plant in each bowl planter and added 4 Bacopa plants around it. I created a small hole in the center of the geranium and planted 1 spike plant to add height to the bowl. In a couple weeks, the Bacopa plants will be cascading over the bowl planter.
Tip: add a handful of small rocks on the bottom of your planter for drainage and cover with potting soil.
Geraniums Love the Sun
I removed the geraniums and bacopa from the plastic pots and gently added them to the bowl planters. I filled in around the edges with potting soil and topped with black mulch to keep the moisture in the pot. The pots will be in the direct sun all day long so I am hoping that the mulch will help keep the soil moist.
I couldn’t find my gardening gloves so I sacrificed a pair of winter gloves. 🤷♀️
Our outdoor columns are in full sun all day long so I think the geraniums will do great!
Our outdoor columns now look complete and each season, I will add different annuals to the bowl planters. I think the red geraniums in the bowl planters are going to look great during the holidays filled with fresh greens and a tiny Christmas tree in the middle.
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What do you think? Do you think planting red geraniums in bowl planters was a good idea to dress up our driveway entrance columns? The only draw back of now having flowers this far from the house is ensuring they stay watered. My mom said, “who is going to water these everyday?” Be sure to watch our Instagram stories later today, you will see who is watering them. -ha.
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