I recently received a review copy of P. Allen Smith’s Container Gardens Deck. In order to test it out and see whether I would recommend the deck to other people, I took one of the cards with me to the nursery and used it to create a container design:
As you can see, I think the cards are a pretty good idea. It’s easy to stick the card you want to use in your purse or back pocket and take it with you to the nursery. And with the diagram that clearly shows where to place each plant, it is equally easy to create the pot pictured on the front of the card. All in all, I think these cards will really appeal to LOTB readers who like lush flower displays in their pots.
Here is the card I used and the completed container. The container will look even better when the cabbages fill in a bit.
I also think they’re priced really well to give as a thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank. The list price is $14.99, but Amazon is selling them for $10.14 right now. If your office has a holiday gift exchange and you draw the name of someone who likes to garden, I think they would really like these cards (but be sure to buy one for yourself too!)
Previous Life on the Balcony Videos:
- Life on the Balcony Vlog #1 – Soil Scoop Review
- Life on the Balcony Vlog #2 – Guerrilla Gardening
- Video Tour – Where in the World is Life on the Balcony?