Showing posts with label bulbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bulbs. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Upcycling: Recycled & Repurposed Unique Planters for Spring

Round Up Spring GardenIt’s time everyone. Time to get the garden going. If you’re not quite to the point to head outside and start digging up the plant beds, you can start small with these fun and unique container ideas. The best part is they are all recycled or repurposed items. Oh yeah… it’s good to be green.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Dirt: good things at Curbside Chaos

This post brought to you by Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.. All opinions are 100% mine.

210091Can you imagine winning a $5,000 yard makeover. There are so many things I would do to our yard – starting with new privacy trees or hedges along our back yard wall. From there I would redo all my flower beds so I could have beautiful cut flowers year round. It would be amazing!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Dirt: forcing bulbs for holiday color

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Even though we barely waved goodbye to summer, you know what happens once we hit September… our lives get even busier and the holidays are here before we even know it. This year, I’m planning ahead. I want to give gifts of beautiful paper white narcissus and red amaryllis. I am also envisioning a beautiful blooming centerpiece.

P_100630990We always think of bulbs as a spring flower but you can cheat nature by forcing the bulbs. All you have to do is have them hibernate a little earlier and then depending on when you wake them up you’ll have fall and winter blooms.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Dirt: flower bulb gifts


Don’t you just love it when you see an idea and have all the supplies needed to complete the project? On one of my recent Inspiration Board link parties, The Feral Turtle linked up “The Gift of Green”. Such a sweet simple idea – flower bulbs in upcycled containers.


I had grape hyacinth bulbs leftover from last year and plenty of jars to choose from.


 To make these pretty gifts, wash your jar and add some clean gravel.


Insert your bulb into the gravel and add water up to the gravel line. This little bulb was neglected {left out on the patio table for months} and damaged but it’s sprouting two new bulbs. I’m amazed at how hardy these guys are. 


Wrap your jars in pretty paper, ribbon or fabric. I used a crochet doily for this jar and added a simple matching grosgrain ribbon.


It doesn’t get any easier than this. Parchment paper and baker’s twine add a simple touch to this plain jar.


A strip of an old tea towel wrapped with a piece of ribbon trim gives this old jar a clean homespun look.


Now the bulbs aren’t neglected anymore and will hopefully sprout beautiful grape hyacinths.


Add a pretty tag and these are all ready for gift giving.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Dirt: grape hyacinths

Nothing brightens up a dreary winter than pretty flowers. If it’s too cold for outdoor gardening where you live, bring the color inside.

Spring bulbs grow nicely indoors and one of my favorites is the Grape Hyacinth. I bought these bulbs in a pot but you can purchase just the bulbs and force them. Here’s a how-to link on forcing bulbs indoors. It takes a little pre-planning but the results are worth it.

I used an old pitcher, canister and a regular flower pot for these plants. The pitcher was a little rusty so I used a plastic bag as a liner.

Here’s where they’re living - a bright sunny spot in my dining room.

These hyacinths are still closed up but they’re slowing waking up from their winter nap.