Firepits are great in the winter but pretty much just a collector of desert dust all summer long. Here’s an idea for putting this popular winter must-have to use when it’s 100 degrees-plus outside, brighten it up with a colorful plant!
First, be sure to select a pot that compliments your firepit as far as color and design goes. In the photo shown, the firepit has a border of earth tones so we went with a standard terracotta pot, but with a more flared shape. If you have a firepit that is one solid color or all metal, select a pot with more color to make it pop.
For lower profile pots like the one we used, you can raise it by placing one pot upside down, then placing your planted pot on top of it. This helps lift it out of the firepit (see the two photos) so you can see more of the flowers and the pot itself.
Obviously you need to pick a plant/flowers that can stand the heat, which can be the real challenge. Succulents that tolerate direct sun, like the variety of portulaca shown, tend to do best.
Just another fun use of stuff you already have to add color and depth to your backyard during the hot summer months!