I so enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on the most beautiful places and gardens on my Flower Therapy post! I have so places on my ‘to visit’ list now including Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Keukenhof Gardens in Holland and Lauritzen Gardens in Nebraska. It’s been years since I visited Biltmore Gardens which is only a few hours away, so I hope to see spring in bloom in Asheville since it made so many ‘favorites’ lists!
Judging from all the comments, everyone is in need of some flower therapy in January! I’m sharing some ways to ‘think outside the vase’ with creative containers to enjoy flowers. Click on the links highlighted in green if you’d like more details or to visit the complete post.
A vintage enamel tea kettle can make a charming container to fill with garden flowers.
Repurpose a drawer as a planter for spring with bulbs, eggs, moss and bunny!
A vintage metal picnic basket is repurposed as a planter, lined with plastic and filled with pots of bulbs. Spanish moss provides some filler, along with a bird’s nest and some speckled faux eggs.
If spring had a smell, it would be hyacinths! This easy blooming centerpiece uses pots of bulbs from the garden center that can be planted in the garden after the blooms fade.
Use a cabbage as a vase to serve up flowers for a centerpiece for St. Patrick’s Day
A watering can makes an appropriate vase for flowers for a garden party
Flower Arranging Hack using something you usually throw away!
Jars are a favorite way to enjoy a bouquet of flowers from the garden or grocery store. Recycle those plastic netting bags that produce comes in for easy flower arranging.
An enamel bucket can lend a cottage or farmhouse touch to the porch with an easy method for arranging flowers and greenery from the garden, using a wide mouth vase or smaller bucket nested inside a larger one.
Last but not least, fill your wellies or rain boots with plastic cups to hold garden or grocery store flowers.
Note: Yes, that’s wellie pair #3. It’s all about the shoes even if you’re in the garden
The winners of my Flower Therapy Giveaway are Rita C, Sandi Magle, Susie and Donna C.
I’ll be in touch with you be email and get your goodies to you!
How to be a Wildflower: A Field Guide by Katie Daisy is available from Amazon
Threshold Apple Blossom Garden Gloves and Boots available from Target
Always maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter.
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”
~ Luther Burbank