Earth Laughs in Flowers and Flowers in a Seed Box


We’re expecting temperatures to drop back into the 20s after a week of warm spring weather. Too soon to plant outdoors, I’m enjoying the Bloom inside my Potting Shed with Spring on a Ladder!


“The Earth laughs in Flowers,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson is one on my favorite quotes so I chalked up some flowers.


Ball Jars are holding daffodils . . .


And flowering plum.


I filled my Ferry’s Seeds Box with an assortment of flowers, ivy, and fern for some early spring planting.


I lined the box with plastic to protect it and gave everything a healthy watering before adding it to the seed box. Empty plastic pots along with crumpled newspaper help elevate the plants and flowers. I left everything in their pots for easy assembly and removal, and filled in around them with some Spanish moss for camouflage and to add a little texture.


Pots of hyacinth, daffodils, and ranunculus can be removed and easily replaced after they’re finished blooming.


A bunny, bird nest, and garden tool add a little interest among the flowers and provide space fillers. Easter eggs add some additional seasonal color.



Daffodils always bring a smile to my face, how about you? :)



Hope you’re enjoying some flowers whether indoors or out!


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  40 comments for “Earth Laughs in Flowers and Flowers in a Seed Box

  1. Pattie Leonardis
    March 27, 2015 at 5:27 am

    your posts are so beautiful – gorgeous photography!

  2. March 27, 2015 at 6:34 am

    How fun! Your seed box is filled beautifully Mary, putting me right in a spring-y mood this weekend before Easter:@)

  3. Deborah
    March 27, 2015 at 6:54 am

    This has brightened my day! Thank you.

    • Colleen Harris
      July 10, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      This is lovely! You are obviously a true artist! The chalkboard drawing is my favorite part of this scene!!

  4. March 27, 2015 at 7:24 am

    It’s like a breath of warm spring air!! We are suppose to get more snow today 😕 I am going to live vicariously through your potting shed!

  5. Lynn Schantz
    March 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

    You are so talented Mary, I love your posts and would love to crawl up in a corner of your potting shed.

  6. March 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

    How can we not feel happy by spending time in your cheery potting shed, Mary? Seeing all the pretty flowers nestled around sure brightens my day. Happy weekend to you!

  7. March 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Love your potting shed. This post inspired me to get out and plant some flowers this weekend. Have a great weekend, Mary!

  8. Sandi Allen
    March 27, 2015 at 8:27 am

    How Beautiful, your Potting Shed looks!
    Love the old seed box full of flowers!

  9. Ellen Stillabower
    March 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Beautiful!!! Thank you..

  10. March 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

    So swamped with grandbabies and everyday “stuff” that I haven’t even had time to think about Easter yet. You’ve inspired me to stop and smell the flowers. Today I’m going to buy lots and lots of grocery store flowers and fill my home with beauty. At least until I can get something planted outside. Thanks for always inspiring us ms Mary….some days you’re just the jump start I need!!!

  11. March 27, 2015 at 9:07 am

    smiles… thats all i can say, you just make me smile~

  12. March 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Your blooming seed box is incredible Mary! That should chase the 20s away in no time! So smart to be able to assemble quickly and enjoy now and be ready for easy planting later…love the scratching bunny~stay cozy and enjoy the laughing flowers. Your chalkboard art looks GREAT!

  13. March 27, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Ahhhh, this just makes me sigh. It was warm here yesterday, for ONE day, and now we are back to 40. Tomorrow 30’s! I am planting indoors too with the plan to plant everything outside as soon as possible. That peachy daffodil is GORGEOUS!

  14. Kristie
    March 27, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Your pictures and posts always make my heart smile!!

  15. March 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Lovely seed box! Thanks also for the deviled egg recipe. Yummy and lovely to look at as well.

  16. March 27, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Hi Mary, This is such a cheery thought~~Spring on its way! I’m sorry to hear your temps are going to plummet again. It is finally 40 degrees here today and the rain is helping the snow melt. Your ‘Green Man’ looks so pleased with the flowers blooming so nicely under his watch. Yes, daffodils make me smile and so does he! Linda

  17. Robyn
    March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I love your blog……especially the Potting Shed…it is beautiful and the ladder is awesome! Thank you so much…it is raining here and this just brightened my day!!!

  18. Melodie Strickland
    March 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm


    Love your bright and cheery Potting Shed with the lovely flowers and decorations. Yesterday we had temperatures in the 70’s and it was sunny. Today it is rainy with temperatures in the 40’s tomorrow won’t be much better. Sorry to hear you will have temperatures in the 20’s. Enjoy your weekend.


  19. March 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Everything is so springy and pretty! I love living where I live and love our tropical plants and flowers but I do miss ‘Spring on the Mainland’…

    We had old family friends who for many years had a ‘flower farm’ in the Stone Mountain area of GA – not commercial, but as a propagator of imported tulip and daffodil bulbs in spring…in the summer he concentrated on daylilies of all types and colors… Gorgeous place. My son and I spent a few months with them in the spring and early summer of 1960 and it was magical….

  20. March 27, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Just love your potting shed…so full of beautiful things! Delightful visit and post!

  21. Cynthia Raines
    March 28, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love it! We woke to 2″ of snow. SO ready for spring…daffodils are my favorite spring flower, then hyacinths.

  22. April 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Absolute perfection ( and I’m off to pin )
    I’m still waiting for the last of the snow to melt – ugghhh

  23. April 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Mary, Everything is so pretty and I love the seed box. Thank you so much for linking to the Share Your Style party and sharing your fabulous potting shed.

  24. April 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  25. April 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Mary, your seed box as filled looks so, so good. I have that same box with graphics intact, and love it. I have books stored in mine, afraid of damaging it, but the fact that it’s survived as long as it has, and the way you lined yours gives me a little push. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. April 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Such a great vignette centered with that creative arrangement in the vintage seed box! Congratulations for being featured over at the “Share Your Style” blog party…you certainly deserve it. All of your blog posts are so inspiring…thanks for taking the time to do them and share with us!

  27. April 18, 2015 at 8:36 am

    OMGosh! your arrangement is amazing! the whole shed is amazing! what a talent you have.
    I love this post!

  28. March 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    WOW! I had to pin…. I have a cute little shed that we redid the outside of, but have not done anything to the inside yet. What inspiration!!
    :) gwingal

  29. Jacki Salinas
    April 22, 2017 at 9:29 am

    You inspire me so! Your posts just make me smile – thank you!

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