At the end of a pathway, just as it intersects my back patio, I have a giant empty space. Using my experience with taller container towers and a shorter container garden tower which I built in the past, I decided to expand on the creative container idea and fill that problematic empty space with ::drumroll please:: a container garden tower pyramid. Herbs, vegetables, and annuals mixed well in the shade garden containers adding an interesting touch of design to the back garden. Ta dah!
How To Build A Container Garden Tower Pyramid
- Plan your garden container design location. The pyramid needs to rest on a level area of soil or patio.
- Find 3 large containers that are the same size for the bottom of your pyramid. Fill them with planting soil (I used Organic Mechanics Premium Soil); it helps if the base of the pyramid is heavy and stable.
- Place the 3 large containers on the ground touching each other.
- Get 4 medium sized containers, fill them with soil.
- Place 3 of the medium containers inside the larger containers on top of the soil. Move them so that their sides are touching (see photos).
- Make sure everything is level.
- Place the last medium container on the top of the stack, forming the pyramid shape.
- Plant up and water well.
What plants I used:
- Begonia – Dragon Wing™ Red from Ball Horticultural
- Chocolate Mint from Bonnie Plants
- Coleus – Kong™ Rose Coleus from Ball Horticultural
- Coleus – Fancy Rainbow Mix from Jung Seed
- Kale – Redbor from Botanical Interests Seeds
- Summer Wave® Bouquet Torenia from Suntory