Happy Friday! It’s the third Friday of the month which means I’m joining my blogging friends for another edition of Floral Friday!
You can find their links for their beautiful floral inspiration and flower therapy at the bottom of this post.
For this week’s Floral Friday edition, our common theme was a dish or container garden. This is the kind of gardening you can do no matter what the season to enjoy indoors and it makes a great gift for someone in the hospital, a birthday or for Mother’s Day.
I picked an assortment of small potted plants. . .fern, mini roses, ivy and kalanchoe. The mini roses were $2.99 each at The Fresh Market and the kalanchoe was $5.99 at the grocery store. I can always find affordable small fern and ivy plants at Lowe’s or Walmart in the indoor garden area.
To make a potted container or dish garden, I lined my container in plastic and used packing paper to elevate the pots in my ‘Flowers & Garden’ container. I found my container at HomeGoods last fall.
Water your plants thoroughly before you begin, allowing them to drain, and then place your pots inside your container to see how they will fit. I like to remove my plants from their plastic pots and place them in plastic bags, allowing more room in my container to work and fill with plants. Placing each plant in its own bag also allows for quick and easy removal if you need to replace a plant later.
After you have everything arranged, add Spanish or preserved sheet moss to cover and conceal your pots, filling in the gaps and to add the finishing touch to your dish/container garden.
I used a green preserved Spanish moss I had leftover from my Blooming Easter Basket.
I had a little space left in the center and decided the container could use another pop of color so I cut some hydrangeas, inserting them in floral tubes. Floral water tubes or picks can be found on the floral aisle of the craft store, in a package of 10 -12 for around $3.00.
An assortment of living potted plants can be enjoyed inside much longer than a traditional fresh cut flower arrangement, and you can replace the individual pots as needed. It’s so much more fun and affordable to make your own dish garden for a gift or for yourself, rather than ordering one from a florist! This is quick and easy project to assemble, ready to give or enjoy in under an hour.
I added a pair of bird finials I found at World Market several years ago as a container accent, tucking them in among the plants and moss. . .every garden needs a bird or two ;)
The kitchen towel is Michel Design Works, from Amazon several years ago.
Place your container or dish garden where it receives indirect light. Make sure your soil stays moist to the touch, taking care not to over water and remove any brown foliage or spent blooms.
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Pam at Everyday Living
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Happy Indoor Gardening!
Thank you for your visit!
Sharing with: Metamorphosis Monday,The Scoop