Friday, July 3, 2009

My "Down Under Pot"

Hello! I'm busy working on the next batch of sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps' August releases, but I had to share my "upside down pot" that hangs by my back door. I first heard of these "upside down pots" from my hairdresser last spring. She had mentioned that she had bought one and I was intrigued by the idea. I did a little research and learned that they were first crafted in Australia and are sometimes called "down under pots". I searched high and low for one, and found several on eBay and bought this off-white one. There are various colors available including colored, glazed ones...but I opted for this flat off-white pot thinking it would showcase the colors of any flowers that I planted in it better. I planted two different color impatiens in it this year (last year I planted another flower that had more of a woody stem -- which I don't recommend). When you first plant your flowers in an "upside down pot", you turn in over, plant your flowers in the wide opening and leave it sitting on a table for 2-3 weeks until the flowers are well established. After 2-3 weeks, you turn over the pot and hang it on a hanger, and in a few short days, the flowers start to reach upward and around the "upside down pot" "bottom"...it's really fun to watch it grow upward and always a great conversation piece.

I hope to have something non-sneak peek to show you in a week or so...but back to work on the sneak peeks for now!

11 comments:

Chef Mama Lori said...

I've heard of them but never seen one. Yours is so lovely! I love your impatiens, too. I'm glad to know you are not down under a pot (and that Tom didn't smack you with the frying pan) or down under pot (in which case you might feel REALLY good, but probably wouldn't want to announce it publicly. LOL!

Thanks for sharing. Oh, don't tell me you are already doing August releases. I want some of the July Releases & have to earn the money first! Only 24 days to go...ha, ha!

peggysue said...

I like your down under pot. Your flowers are lovely. Come on over and plant some at my house?

Traci M said...

Very cute Linda...I love impatiens and what a fun way to watch them grow!
Be lookin for your sneak peeks. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!!

Gloria said...

That has to be one of the coolest things ever! I am going to keep my eyes peeled for one. TFS...

The Stamper's Touch said...

How beautiful!! I have to plant all of my impatients in pots on my deck so the deer don't munch on them!

Linda

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Linda this is amazing. I love it. I have never seen one like this before. What a clever idea. You have me very intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing this. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Erin Bigler said...

Gorgeous, Linda! You've sure got the green thumb (in addition to the stamping thumb!).

Joan Ervin said...

How cool is that!!! I love your down under pot, Linda...sooo unique!!!

Wendy said...

How cool is that Linda, I have heard of the one for tomatoes but not for flowers!! I also wanted to stop by and say hi, I am soooo excited to working along side you on the CDS Team

Traci M said...

Hi Linda,
I left you a lovely blog award on my blog today...I had a difficult time figuring out how to upload it, hope you do not!
Come and check it out when you get a moment.
hugs, Traci

The Yankee Gardener said...

The Down Under Pots are one of our best sellers in our web store if I can keep my wife from grabbing them before I can sell them. They actually have a small water reservoir built into the pot and my wife keeps plants in them all winter inside the house and heated garage.