Over the weekend David built this ladder planter for our patio - a few weeks ago I shared about our other fence post planter and the sun light situation on the patio
The concrete on the front of the patio (far right of photo above) blocks direct sunlight against the lower part of the wall, so shade plants were needed there
The wall that the ladder planter is on gets good direct sun for most of the day - so to take advantage we decided to go up the wall
We started with 6' redwood fence posts from Ace Hardware (5 at about $3.50 a piece)
also - redwood is supposed hold up well with weathering
The angle for the bottom and where it would meet the wall were figured out - then accounting for overall height the angles were cut
Boxes were constructed to fit in between the two side pieces - holes were drilled on the bottom of the boxes for drainage
For the front of the planter boxes - screws were used on the interior on an angle to hide the screws heads (left of photo above)
The side piece of the planter was laid on the ground and the top box was screwed into place - we started with the first box against the back of the side piece and then moved the bottom boxes out slightly so that they would get more light - after the three boxes were in place the piece was flipped over and the other side was secured
This was a pretty fast project - taking only about an hour or two!
at 64" tall - it sits just under the wall light
peppermint, pansies, and cilantro were planted in the bottom two boxes
Sitting underneath are the lemon tree, geranium, English daises, and pansies
This ladder planter was a great solution to get more plants on a smaller patio that has shady areas on the bottom!
Over the weekend we also worked on how to hang the light in the bedroom - pieces purchased, just need to hang it!
After thinking ... a lot about art above the bed - I think I have decided on a few possibilities - now I have to decide which one will look best - I will probably use Photoshop to decide ...
Projects for this week - hanging overhead light, art for above the bed, and finishing the ombre table once the compressor arrives!