Finally! A Girdle I Can Use | Seed Keeper Company | Burlap Garden Girdles

PicMonkey CollageOne of the great joys of attending Garden 2 Blog 2013 was finally getting to meet Carol & Kerrie.  I just call them the Seed Keeper Girls….  They are two of the most genuine souls you will ever meet. They are a dynamic duo and have created a line of garden products that not only help home gardeners keep their seeds organized, but also help hundreds of school children all over the country to experience the wonder and beauty of growing vegetables and flowers with the Seed Keeper Project.

They also have the best solution to growing in small or difficult spaces; The Burlap Garden Girdle! For those of you who follow this blog know that we have drainage problems on the side of our house. We call it “the swamp”. The only thing growing there is a nice sized shrub of Buddleia. This year, we added a raised bed for roses, a french drain and tons of pebbles. My wife also added her dad’s old wheelbarrow and filled it with flowers, but we had a spot in front of the butterfly bush where something was missing. Now covered in pebbles, ground planting was not an option, so we decided to use a trio of burlap garden girdles.

Filling and planting them is super easy.

Just insert the plastic liner (drainage holes included) and fill with potting mix!

Just insert the plastic liner (drainage holes included) and fill with potting mix and plant! It’s that  easy…

We planted the 10 gallon girdle with Lavender, Supertunias and Bacopa

We planted the 10 gallon girdle with Lavender,  Proven Winners “Pretty Much Picasso” Petunias and Bacopa


Great looking girdles!

Great looking girdles are a perfect fit in our garden!

The burlap garden girdles have allowed us to add some additional color to an otherwise bland garden space. They are stylish and affordable. I planted flowers in mine. Just think of the possibilities with veggies or herbs. If you garden in a small space and have no ground to plant, the burlap garden girdle is a great alternative.

To learn more about the garden girdles, the seed keeper and Carol & Kerrie, find them at or @SeedKeeperCo on Twitter.


About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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5 Responses to Finally! A Girdle I Can Use | Seed Keeper Company | Burlap Garden Girdles

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  2. debsgarden says:

    You have taken a problem area and created something unique and lovely! Creative solutions are rarely boring, and I love yours. Also, your roses, from your previous post, are looking wonderful!


  3. HGTVMallory says:

    Inspired to put mine to work for me this weekend! Lovely job Chris!


  4. Good on ya Chris! Looks fab!


  5. Just had to pop in to see just what you were talking about! Love it! Never thought I’d say that about a girdle… Darn just recycled some burlap bags back to a store!


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