It’s really starting to feel like summer here in Alabama. The highs most days are already up in the 80s! I’m scared for what that might mean for July’s and August’s temperatures!?
Of course warm weather means more time outside. And I don’t know about you, but the more I’m outside, the more I want to plant flowers around my house and deck!
So that’s exactly what I did this past weekend. But with all of the trips I’ve been taking for work lately (Dad and I taped a segment in Atlanta last week that will air on HLN!), I’m not always able to water my potted plants when they’re thirsty.
Enter Southern Patio’s new Self-Watering Insert. It turns almost any planter into a self-watering planter.
I put a little layer of potting soil on the bottom of my planter and then set the insert on top. Since my planter is so tall, I kept the telescoping tube fully-extended. But it can adjust to fit whichever container you put it in, short or tall!
Then I potted my beautiful hydrangea like normal.
The only difference is the hardly-visible refill tube in the back.
You’ll want to water the soil from the top of your container for the first week. Then you can just fill the tube as needed.
Here’s a video I made with Southern Patio that shows how to use their self-watering insert.?
Now I don’t have to worry about my husband neglecting my plant babies while I’m out of town! But in his defense, our human babies are enough work for one person take care of on their own. Haha!
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**This post was sponsored by Southern Patio. I only partner with brands I love. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
Kathy Lane says
I love getting outside and work in my flowers.Having pots of flowers sitting around on my decks and porches seems to make everything look and feel so welcoming.The self-watering insert would insure that my plants would get watered when I get so busy and forget.