Completed Basket

Completed Basket

Here was our completed basket from February. By March I’m definitely ready for some color. Of course you can always purchase a bouquet to add to your table and that is certainly easy to do, but I enjoy having some color to take me through the month.  For that reason, I find using a container whether a basket, bowl, or whatever you may have to hold some small plants works very well. It also makes it easy to change out a plant if it dies or maybe you would like more color as the month passes or totally something different.

If you missed last months directions for designing a container garden, please visit my website and click on my blog, you may have to scroll down to find it. It is called February Design Love Potion.

Here is what I picked up at a grocery store this week.

Color Variety of 4 Small Plants

Color Variety of 4 Small Plants

I found a few begonias, a small purple plant and a bulb of a grape hyacinth not just for color but for their great fragrance! See what you can find.  I also love using primroses, tulips, azaleas…or just whatever is available.

There are a few different direction possibilities from here. They could all end up in my basket, but in today’s case I decided to use a few decorative plant holders that I had purchased last year.

Blue & White Plant Holder

Blue & White Plant Holder

If you decide to do this and you don’t have any, they are usually pretty inexpensive at your favorite home decor store. Then next very simply remove the wrapper around a few plants and add to the containers.

Plant Added to Container

Plant Added to Container

I have never liked the nakedness around the top..of course sometimes if the container is deeper and the plant is fuller, there is no problem. If your container looks like this too, an easy solution is to add some moss around the top or a vine of some kind. Here is how mine turned out.

Moss Variety Based Flower

Moss Variety Based Flower

 

 

 

Vine Wrapped Base

Vine Wrapped Base

 

 

 

I like using a variety of moss just for interest.

 

 

 

Next I needed to freshen up my basket, so I removed the white flower that was done blooming and added this lovely salmon colored begonia right in the front. To the left there had been a moss ball used as filler and once this was removed I was able to add the grape hyacinth. I decided to leave it in its green wrapper as it hid the plastic container and added another texture that seemed to work.

Refreshed Spring Basket

Refreshed Spring Basket

Later in the month I may add a few Easter eggs and I always enjoy tulips. I can easily pull out the “gazing” ball-ornament (located to the right) and add some there. Having a spring garden inside my home helps to boost my spirits and adds a nice touch to the long month of March!

I hope you enjoy designing yours too.

Indoor Spring Garden Grouping

Indoor Spring Garden Grouping

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