I am a gardener wantabe.
I have the gardening bug, but may times I get lazy near the halfway mark of the season. But for now I'm all about flowers. I feel this year I'm a little late on getting started but, HEY, I just got here so I'm playing catch up.
I bought some butterfly attracting flowers like lantana and verbena from the garden centers, a couple bags of "Miracle Grow" potting soil, a few other pleasing plants and began my work. I have two large pots that I got for about $2.00 each at Home Depot super sale two seasons ago.
They just wanted to get rid of them, and my friend Joan and I just happened to be there at the right time. Instead of filling them up with dirt, I gathered up all the fillers I could find to replace the dirt that would be heavy and wasted. I found some Styrofoam from boxes not yet tossed. I used plastic bags to keep the dirt from falling through. I have used landscape fabric before but didn't have any here.All the things I normally recycle made good fillers. I left at least 6 inches for potting soil.Figured out where my plants would sit, and of course my best friend was handy in case I needed anything. That looks like it'll work. We'll see how they fill out and hope the butterflies like them too!