I’m really into using rocks sculptural pieces in my landscape design this year plus they just look good and fit in with a rustic log cabin. I’d picked up 2 wire hanging baskets on the clearance rack at Menards just before the spring planting season was even on anyone’s mind. I knew I wanted to create an orb filled with rocks and surround it with lavender inside one of the 3 whiskey barrels I’m using for flowers this year. The project is easy peasy and no tools required so that’s a big high five.
First the wire baskets came in blue (probably the reason for the clearance rack) and I wanted them black so of course I resorted to my favorite project tool, a can of black spray paint. Once that dried the fun began. I added dirt to the barrel about half way full, planted the lavender around the perimeter, and added a big flat rock in the center for the orb to rest on. I stacked as many rocks as I could in the one half of the the orb (the bottom half) and carefully put the other basket over the rocks and secured the edges with 3 black zip ties. Next I dropped a handful of rocks through the wire to fill it the remainder of the way.
Easy as can be and I like the organic natural feel it has. For around $3 I completed the whole project and it makes me happy when I pass it by. I tend to get excited about the stupidest things, but I guess it’s not silly if I enjoy it.