Do you have spring fever? We’ve had a couple of beautiful weeks of March weather. More recently it’s been cold and blustery, but I’m ready for some garden time, flowers, eggs and bunnies, with Easter on its way!
I had little spring garden fun in the Potting Shed, repurposing and upcycling a drawer as a planter!
I found a pair of chippy, white drawers at a local antique mall for $15. Shopping there is a little like March weather . . . you never know what you can expect or will come your way :)
I brought the pair of drawers home, planning to use in my Potting Shed to corral Ball jars or to hold my Staffordshire Bouquet. I decided to use one as a planter for a little tabletop gardening.
I lined the drawer with plastic then added some pots of hyacinths and daffodils I picked up at Walmart. The small pots of daffies were $1, a lot of flower power for the buck and can be planted in the garden after they finish blooming.
I used some newsprint to fill in the space between the bulbs, then added a layer of sheet moss, to cover and camouflage the pots and paper. I soaked the sheet moss in water briefly to re-hydrate it, squeezing out the excess water and then piecing the moss together.
Soaking the moss makes it look a little more “alive” and makes it easier to piece together. It also provides some moisture for the pots or flowers that you’re covering.
On top of the sheet moss, I added some pieces of mood moss to fill in between the pots and then tucked in some eggs and added a moss bunny for Easter. The moss bunny hopped home with me from HomeGoods last year.
After I was finished planting the drawer, I decided the sides needed a little “planting” too.
I had a couple of 4 foot rolls of faux moss I found on clearance at Michaels that I originally picked up to “plant” along my window ledges. I used some spray adhesive to attach the pieces of moss to the sides of the drawer.
I can plant the bulbs in the garden after they finish blooming to enjoy next year.
Don’t these apricot-throated daffodils make you smile?
And if spring had a smell, it would have to be hyacinths!
Bunnies are multiplying and may hang around through the end of April with Easter so early this year. (Multiplying bunnies from World Market, last year.)
Hope you’re enjoying some spring blooms, at least indoors, where you are!