Getting Green

To be very honest, I’m getting tired of seeing “dead” around our yard and especially on our porch.  This even extends into our house.  While on a trip to Wal Mart last week  I picked up two house plants to put in our bedroom.  Then while at Lowe’s last weekend I picked up two more plants for the porch.  And lastly, while at Home Depot last night I picked up two more plants for our porch.   Are you seeing a trend.  I think Adam is and he’s getting a little worried…

The plants I wanted to use in our bedroom I found for $2.75 each.  Couldn’t get past that price!  Now they are on the small side, but I am planning on watering.  And often.  The basket I wanted to use was a basket from Ten Thousand Villages.  If you don’t know Ten Thousand Villages you can find out more about them here.  They have some beautiful things!!  I knew for sure I didn’t want to fill the basket with dirt ( can you say “disaster”?), so I was on the look out for a pot that would fit down in the basket.  I came across a great one at Lowe’s.  What is really great about it is that it’s a self watering container, meaning I don’t have to worry about water spilling out of the bottom of the pot when I over water.

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So…on to the planting.  My favorite spot to pot plants is sitting on our front porch and wave at the neighbor’s when they drive by.  Love.  It.  

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Aren’t those the cutest little things?  And seriously, they are going to be gorgeous plants.

When I checked the height of the pot I knew it would be too short for the basket. See…

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I knew I needed to find a little pot to help boost the larger pot.  

Lo and behold, I found one in our garden shed!  

Here’s what it looked like:

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Here’s the final product:

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Now that I had my houseplant planted, I was able to move on to the porch plants.  Sometimes when you buy plants they look a little, well, root bound.  Having worked at a plant nursery for two seasons it’s so important to pull the roots to stimulate new growth.  When I took the plant out of its container this is what I saw:

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No, worries though.  I just pulled a few of those roots a part and planted it in the planter.  

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Now, that’s not the end of my planting this spring.  I’m just getting started!! 🙂  Happy Spring (tomorrow)!

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