small! and the other thing we had to figure out is that our future downstairs neighbors' patio is right below us, so we couldn't really have water dripping down from any planters on their stuff all the time...hardly the way to make new friends...ya know? So we went to work trying to figure out how to container garden, and we literally found a plethora (must be said with a spanish accent) of information on youtube about it. Here is what we did:
You can kinda see from the pics...it's basically just making a chamber in the bottom of the container that holds extra water and then you make a wicking system that draws that water up into the soil. We even did it in the flower boxes with pvc pipe...
OK So here it is....the AFTER! (prepare to be dazzled...I mean like with Jazz hands, and everything...)
(what can I say...recycling is where it's at!)
These pansies were 50 cents...now they are taking over!
Life is good.: