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The Mini Rainbow Garden of Your Dreams

I’m showing you how to bring this Mini Rainbow Garden to any small space! You can mix in flowers, herbs, and veggies to make it both beautiful and practical…

If you’ve always wanted to have a garden space but limited by outdoor spaceโ€”maybe you don’t have a yard and simply have a balcony, patio, or entrywayโ€”I have just the project for you!

In partnership with Home Depot, I’m showing you how to bring this Mini Rainbow Garden to any small space! You can mix in flowers, herbs, and veggies to make it both beautiful and practical.

To paint the planters, you’ll need:
Composite Deck Box Planter
Behr Pro e600 Flat Exterior Paint
Paint Kit (includes brushes)
Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape
MSI Imperial River Rocks
Vigoro All Purpose Potting Mix

To set up the garden, you’ll need:
(large) Pineapple Weathered White Resin Composite Bowl Planter
(small) Pineapple Weathered White Resin Composite Bowl Planter
Gardening Tool Set (similar)
Gardening Gloves (similar)
Hummingbird Blue Water Can
Flamingo Garden Stake

A mix of potted flowers (we used)…
Star of Bethlehem (Orange)
Ranunculus (Pink, Yellow, etc)
Pericallis (purple)
Stock Matthiola (purple)
Freesia (purple)
Cyclamen (White)

A mix of herbs and veggies (we used)…
Artwork Broccoli
Tomatoes
Basil

Here’s how…

  1. Wipe the planters with a damp cloth to make sure there’s no dust or dirt.
  2. Use painter’s tape to create stripes in whatever width or direction you prefer. I did vertical, horizontal, and diagonal.
  3. Paint over and within the areas you want to create stripes, and add second coat if needed.
  4. Peel off tape while the paint is still slightly damp to help provide a clean edge.
  5. Once dry, move the planter to the location you want to keep them. Add rocks half way and then gardening soil to fill almost to the top leaving room for plants to be added.
  6. Arrange your plants in front to plan your layout before planting.
  7. Then, remove plants from their pots and place in planter adding additional soil as needed.

Tip: If you want the rainbow effect, get a mix of flowers that cover multiple colorways!

For the chair, instead of buying a new one, we reused on we had previously painted and brought a pop of color to the scene. Try Behr Peppermint Stick or Rust-Oleum Candy Pink!

In the end, you have a mini sanctuary that’s playful, fun, and functional. You can add one, two, or more planters based on your space and needs!

*This post is in partnership with Home Depot. All words and concepts are my own!

Final Photos by Lily Glass

6 comments

  1. This is a stunning and happy garden! I am going to create something similar on my next week off. Thank you for the inspiration! Also going to match my outfit to the flowers!

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