Happy Monday! I hope you’re tucked in safely at home and staying sane with our ‘new normal’ in these strange and unsettling times! We’re keeping busy at home while social distancing with some ‘spring cleaning’ projects.
We’ve been doing to some garden clean up and spreading mulch around the Potting Shed but I took a little time out to a little tabletop fun with some spring bulbs and blooms.
I picked up some pots of spring bulbs at the garden center about 3 weeks ago before I was under ‘house arrest’ ;) and have been anxiously awaiting the bloom.
To make a blooming centerpiece with bulbs, I lined a garden urn with a several layers of plastic grocery bags, for easy removal after the bulbs are spent.
Start by watering your flowering bulbs, allowing the excess water to drain and remove them from their plastic pots. I also removed some of the extra soil surrounding the roots of the bulbs to help them fit in the urn. After arranging the bulbs to your liking, cover the soil with moss. I used a combination of sheet and mood moss.
After the blooms fade, the bulbs can be planted in the garden and enjoyed next year.
I tucked in some birds, faux eggs and a bird nest to nestle among the bulbs on the moss.
Mini pots of muscari, commonly known as grape hyacinths, are a little slower to bloom. . . you can see the tops of the the purple blooms just starting to emerge in the center of the foliage.
Blue ceramic pots of grape hyacinths are served up on Devon Cottage plates by Johnson Brothers. . .
And jars of hyacinths and daffodils are blooming in Quattro Stagioni canning jars.
Blue and white vintage-inspired floral plates were a Pottery Barn find several years ago. . .
And birds of a feather flock together, with bird finials perched next to the plates and blooms on the window ledge.
Glasses are buzzing with bees in anticipation of garden season. . .
A pair of garden gloves hold a napkin and provide a pocket for flatware.
Bird Floral Salad Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Dinner plates and blue salald plate / Johnson Brothers Devon Cottage
Bird finials and La Rochere Bee Glasses/ World Market, several years ago
Quattro Stagioni Jars/ T.J. Maxx, several years ago
Napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago
Wood chargers / Pier 1, several years ago
Fresh Flowers Sign / World Market, last year
Moss / Michaels & Hobby Lobby
Gloves, blue pots, garden tools / Target, several years ago
Eggs / Amazon
I plan to continue to share my usual blog posts of tables, flower and garden inspiration, DIYs, recipes and a little lake life, with hopes that they provide a positive and welcome distraction during these strange and unsettling times.
Lola and Sophie say stay home, stay positive and keep the faith that we’ll get through this challenging time!
Limit your contact with others to flatten the curve so that our healthcare workers and hospitals are not overwhelmed by those needing care.
Stay safe in your nest. ♥