I had so much fun creating my first driftwood planter that I’ve decided to do it again. Only this time, I’ll create a freestanding driftwood planter that is planted on both sides versus a planter that is one-sided, supported by a table, and stabilized by a fence. I’ll also document the steps as they’re completed so you can try your hand at this if you’re so moved.
I love how this driftwood’s shape mirrors the trunk of this old rhododendron.
I’ve already begun this project by having my favorite blacksmith build a frame that impales and supports the driftwood. A washer on the frame serves as a “stop” to help position the driftwood. The frame will ultimately be recessed into the ground.
I poured wood hardener into the holes that were drilled to impale the driftwood to (hopefully) extend its life. (Do you like the homemade funnel? Stay tuned for an upcoming article about tools you can make from your recycling bin.)
I’m going to plant both sides of this piece, making it visually appealing regardless of your vantage point.
I’m still debating which plants to use, but shade loving varieties will thrive best. After planting, I’ll recess the stand into the flower bed such that the driftwood begins at ground level.
Step by step instructions will be coming soon. Thank you for you patience.