The last time my mother visited, we went to Mariposa, a nursery off Lorraine Road in Bradenton. We love it there – the plants, the products, the staff, the whole attitude - we love it all! Their prices often beat Target, and Target won’t give you the keys to a golf cart to drive around in while you shop. What does this have to do with my mother’s garden? Mariposa deserves the credit for this crafty display of flowers she has next to her shed. They have a similar set-up as you walk up to the nursery except they used ceramic pots.
It’s very simple: Stick a metal dowel in the ground and string the pots through, stacking them off center. Instead of ceramic, Mom went the less expensive route and bought plastic pots, but there’s a trade-off here. The plastic pots required an extra step because they weren’t sturdy enough. She had to reinforce the bottoms (the light green disc underneath the pot in the close-up photo below). I don’t know what she used because I know myself - an extra step? I’ll wait and splurge on ceramic.