After putting in the liner and peat/glass mix, I had to install a draining mechanism. See that pot in the bottom right of the photo? That serves as a drain! Let me show you.
First I drilled a one inch hole in the wood frame about 3 inches down from the top surface of the planting media. I did my best not to drill the plastic. Then I drilled a hole in the pot. I then cut a small X in the plastic liner and inserted the tube from the inside so that the plastic went into the hole and formed a sort of seal. Inside the pot, I put a coupling fitting over the end of the pipe to secure it in the pot! I will likely fill the pot with stone and cover it with something decorative! Anyone have spare lawn gnome? LOL!
Finally it was time to put in the plants. So I took the plants, divided, clipped and cleaned them. Then I gave them a good spray of the garden hose to remove all the old media from the roots and planted them into their new home. It looks so empty… but I know if not time, it will fill up! Last thing after I’m done planting is a layer of chopped pine needles!
On a side note… was thrilled… today was the first day here in Zone6b that hit 32C. LOVE IT!