A little taste of Spring
By this time of the year, I am usually itching for signs of Spring to arrive. This year is a little different...they never really seemed to leave. Driving to northern Maryland, I saw flowering quince blooming along the roadway. Daffodils have been blooming in Crystal City for two weeks. This has been a very strange winter. That being said, I thought I would share a little project I did because I just couldn't wait to get my hands into the soil. I had a nifty urn that didn't survive the freezing/thawing weather intact but I really love the antique look it provides for this project. It is very simple...plants can be found in your yard or your local garden center. If you are in a colder zone, look for plants that are outside in your garden center. They will survive being left outside until Spring truly arrives.
|Supplies...including that all important cup of coffee!|
|Fill container with soil and add moss (I scooped this up right from a wet, shady spot in my yard)|
|Urn planted with moss and ivy|
|I added smooth stones for definition. I also made a polymer clay mushroom for some pizzazz.|
|Finished product! I dug up some emerging fern fronds. I don't know if they will survive but I have a whole hillside of them and they can be replaced when necessary.|