Spring really brings out my green thumb. After a long winter, the smiling faces of the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths really perks me up. Knowing we are steps from springtime, getting ready to plant gardens, messing around in the dirt again is a welcome change after much snow and ice.
I like to give plants if possible instead of cut flowers, because the gift keeps giving year after year. My mother in law actually has a mini rose that was given to her many years ago in her garden that she looks forward to blooming again each summer.
I wanted to bring a little piece of that cheer into our Easter celebrations and to a few of our friends. At our local thrift store, I found a few cute little pots that I knew would be just right for this project. They were really inexpensive, in fact the entire project cost me less than a nice bouquet of flowers from the grocery store.
I also stumbled across a riot of colour happening at my local big box retailer, so I carefully searched for plants that had no flowers blooming or very few. Retailers always put the least expensive items on the bottom. In this case, the flowers on the bottom weren’t getting as much light either – so they weren’t blossoming yet either. All in all, a huge win for a simple planter.
- A few cute containers
- Diapers (optional)
- Potting soil
- Spring bulbs or pre-grown bulbs
- Cut the tabs off the diaper so you’re only left with the middle section. Put middle section in bottom of the pot. This will help keep the plant moist, which is especially important in more shallow containers.
- Gently grasp bulbs right where the stem meets dirt & tug out. Separate each bulb out gently (mine had three in each) and place approximately where you want them to go in the pot.
- Cover with dirt.
- Water until soil is moist – don’t worry if too much, the diaper will help you out with that one.