Last week I finished working on our garden for this year. It's not a large area. We learned long ago that I can't be trusted to remember to water a lot of things. And let's face it, come the middle of Summer it's so hot and humid I just don't want to be bothered with the task most days.
Last year we did move the garden a little closer to the house. I can see it EVERY day from our bedroom window so that is a reminder small reminder to water. This year it's a lot cuter than last year, so maybe that will help, too
My plant markers are Pinterest inspired although the pic I had pinned didn't give instructions on how to break the pots of you didn't already have some broken. You could use whole pots and just bury half but I wanted mine broken. If you want to break bots, simply dropping them on the ground isn't gonna do. You will need to score the pot down the sides and across the bottom with something sharp. I used an old, flat-head screwdriver. Once I had a decent groove, I started on the bottom and placed the flat-head in the groove and tapped it with a hammer. It eventually broke and for the most part on the grooved line
*Side note: Be aware that the terra cotta pots that you buy may have concrete or something in the center. The ones that I had at home stamped that they were made in Italy were terra cotta all the way through. I picked up a couple from Lowe's and they had something else in the center and were more difficult to score and break.
You could freehand the letter but since my handwriting is crap I found a font online that I liked and printed it out to the right size for the top of the pot. Next I cut it out and took a pencil and marked all over the back of that paper over where the letters we on opposite side. Tape it to the pot where you want the word with the letters facing up and trace with a pen or pencil. I would bare down pretty hard. When you pull up the paper you will have a pencil mark that you can paint. When it dried I then sprayed it with a matte clear coat.
Sure, there are easier ways. But I don't have a vinyl cutter and I wasn't going to search for stickers.
The little bricked off area is for Tristan to play in and plant as he wishes. The wine bottles are strictly decoration. Just a divider between 2 herbs that I planted.
Now if I can just remember to do this.
Things that are planted in the garden:
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes