I had to do some research before I made my front porch flower box and thought I would share with you what I learned.
First I painted my table. Erica has a great tutorial on this.
I had my husband make me some boxes with some left over wood from the playhouse we are building. Any box will do. You don't have to have holes in the bottom (continue reading to find out why).
My husband nailed some small pieces of wood to the bottom of the box so that water won't get trapped between the table and the box.
You will need a water sealer inside your box. I used Flood Wood Sealer I purchased from Home Depot or should I say my little guy did. I had some great helping hands on this project.
For the outside of the box we primed, painted and then topped it off with the water sealer.
If you don't have holes in the bottom of your box you can use a layer of gravel. This helps hold the water so that the dirt doesn't get to wet and is unable to dry out. I ended up putting 2 inches of gravel at the bottom of my box.
Fill the rest of the box with dirt.
Something that my husband learned in one of his botany classes is that you want to break up the roots on your plants when you take them out of your purchased plastic container. They roots are so tight that it helps if you separate them. I used my hand and just loosen them up. My husband likes to scrape a knife across the roots to beak them up.
Plant your flowers and your box is ready to enjoy!
Happy summer to everyone!