LUBBOCK, Texas — It’s been beautiful outside, and now a lot of folks are looking to get their gardening started. However, an on-going problem is the price tag that is often associated with buying pre-arranged flower baskets.
“That’s why I think DIY (Do-it-yourself) is becoming more popular with younger people,” said Peter Keltz, gardener with Ivey Gardens. “It can be a lot cheaper, and more fulfilling when you do it yourself.”
Ketltz recommends using a terra cotta pot, plastic container, or even a mug for your first DIY project. Once that has been accomplished you should buy nutritious garden soil.
“You kinda take the soil and fill it up a quarter of the way and make sure everything is flat,” Keltz said. “Once that’s done you need to plan out what you want to do.”
Color, contrast, and texture are the three most important aspects of a DIY planter, he said. Keltz said when choosing your plants you should consider all of these categories, and make sure every plant has enough room to be shown in the pot.
“Even if you think you get it wrong, you can just move things around,” Keltz said. “It’s your pot so you can really do whatever you want with it, and when you are done there is something so accomplishing about it.”
If you would like to get started Ivey Gardens has plenty of supplies ready for a DIY project. However, if that is not your preference, they said there are plenty of pre-arranged flower pots already made and ready to sell.