Outdoor summer flowers in a unique way!
This is a fun summer project to try! My mom and I plant these every summer. It's a really unique way to plant colorful begonias in a "strawberry jar" and it turns out so pretty to display outside on the porch! We usually use the hot pink begonias, but the light pink color works well too. It's fairly simple to put together. You use a terra cotta "strawberry jar" (the tall jar with holes in it all around and a big hole in the top). You can find these in stores, on Amazon, or on other websites. We've had ours for years and they work great!
You'll need: Strawberry jar, a bag of potting soil, gardening spade and gloves, Osmocote (plant food), and about 12 begonia plants (total).
First, rinse the jar to clean it off. Then fill the bottom with potting soil to just under the first holes in the jar. Plant one begonia plant in each of the three bottom holes, and cover with a little more soil. Sprinkle a little Osmocote on the soil.
Repeat those steps until all of the side holes in the pot are filled with flowers Then, plant the last three begonias in the top of the pot.
Make sure to give it some water when you're finished!
Here's the finished product…it looks pretty but give it a few weeks and it really fills out to look beautiful!
And 4 weeks later, here it is...
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