January 10, 2013

My million dollar idea.

We were at Mernards for some supplies and my great idea was crushed.There in the garden center were water catchers for hanging baskets. They are clear plastic.
 I did buy 2 for the big ferns I have. $1.95 each. I still think my idea is better.

Late last summer I found some nice red plastic bowls. $1.00 each.
At first I bought one for a popcorn dish for Mr.T.
 It is 11 1/2" x 6"deep.
When I got it home I had a great idea.You know the kind.
Why didn't I think of this a long time ago idea!
 I tried the bowl on the plant. A HA! A perfect fit for the 10 inch hanging baskets.
It was time to bring my hanging plants inside.

 I did not want to put them in the greenhouse.I wanted to enjoy them all winter in the house. And I have enjoyed watching them grow.

 I got out my trusty drill. Put 3 holes in the brim of the bowl where the hangers are on my hanging basket plants. Ran a wire up through the hole and wrapped it around the hanger on the pot. Ta Da a great looking( Not just a plain you can see the yucky water  plastic.) pot cover.
No more water on the floor.No more carrying the pot to the sink to get it watered.
So much for my great money making idea. It is always the case. Never will be rich,but am happy.
Have a good rest of the week.j
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Beth said...

Love your collage of photos in your header. You had a good idea, too. My hanging ferns are sitting on a plastic sheet on a bed in the guest room for the winter. I also put a plate under each and this works fine for watering. Of course, the ferns aren't being displayed and enjoyed but that's okay. Have a nice wknd!

NellJean said...

If you can invent a way to water just enough, not too often you can make an additional million. While you are at it, a buzzer that reminds to water at all might be a money-maker too.

Except for spathiphyllums, when they faint it's almost too late.

Tootsie said...

Well hello there!!! First I want to thank you so much for linking in today...I have been absent from my own party a lot lately, and I feel terrible! My internet is acting like a diva this last while and it is hard for me to even load my own page much less a link or two! So..forgive me...I am trying!
This is a great post!!! I bought some of the same type of thing a few years ago in Walmart...can't find them since...so maybe I will make some like yours!...I hope you will link in again soon...if my internet will allow me to...I am going to try to share this post with the tootsie time facebook page!
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Alicia said...

Genius! The red looks striking against the green of the plant too :)