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Turn a Flowerpot into a Twine Dispenser

20161107aHere’s an easy garden project that takes only minutes to put together.

20161107C.jpgPlace a ball of garden twine inside an upside-down terracotta pot, threading the loose end out through the drainage hole. Now when you need twine, just pull on the end of the twine and cut off the desired length. The terracotta pot will be heavy enough to hold the ball in place so it won’t roll away and force you to have to rewind it.

20161107bOf course, if plain terra cotta is not attractive enough for your taste, you could paint pot in the color or colors of your choice. Acrylic paint would be perfect for that purpose.

Save up a pile of pots and make it a rainy day project for the whole family!20161107a

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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