Planter Project

Calamity_JMay 2, 2011

The Plan: ridgid foam insulation wrapped with wire mesh, skimcoated with cement, mosaiced. This will be for a nice espaliered fruit tree that I want to live on my covered deck. Haven't worked out all the details yet, like feet, rainage, depth, etc, but I did go buy the foam...and on my way, I stopped at the local Recycle center and someone had dropped off a perfectly good garden shredder yesterday, it is in Great shape($150)!!! I have everything I need to start this project, so stay tuned....

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concretenprimroses

You are so full of ideas! And then you actually do them.
What an inspiration you are.
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 8:26PM
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texaswild

Yeeeeeeehaw - here she goes. Since you are using the foam, w/you only use one layer of the diamond lath? This is gonna be soooooo interesting to watch.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 8:34AM
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loribee2

Ooh, I can't wait! And lucky you on the shredder. I've been eyeing one of those for a while.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 9:20AM
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Calamity_J

Man, Garden web didn't post my whole entry, I paid $40 for the shredder and $150 for the cement mixer. So far I figured out/cut the foam, so the planter is going to be 3ft long x 2ft wide x 2ft high, and will be square with sq ft. Kinda plain, but don't really want to spend a lot of time on this project, have a Gnome bed and rose bed to build and plant up. Plus I have tons of garden feature ideas...pedastals/GOG windows/more planters(Slow design types). I will have to see how this planter will look as I go along, to see if it will be too heavy if I mosaic it...maybe I could put some wheels on it!!! Rolling planter!!!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 10:05AM
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Calamity_J

I plan on using double wire lath cuz I want this to be super sturdy.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 10:08AM
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