|Underneath this pot of impatiens is a plastic container filled with water.|
Conserve water and keep your flowers well watered. Place a recycled plastic container to catch water under a pot of flowers with 'wicks' that go from the potting mix through the drainage holes into the underground container of water.
|Water will drain from the pot into the water reservoir.|
|Water 'wicks' up into the pot.|
|wicks are cotton mop strings|
I first put this post up in 2010, and since then, I have used this method over and over again. I find it works well for impatiens and petunias.
|Water reservoir is hidden and mosquitoes can't get in. Kind of pretty, don't you think?|
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