Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1...2...3...planting outside the box

I am sure you have heard of thinking outside the box...I decided to plant outside the box.
Using containers that are not necessarily for planting such as this swinging pockets container.

I haven't a clue what it's original purpose was , but I picked it up a few months ago
on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $3.00. Some of the screws were missing and I
knew we could fix it so I brought it home with me.

{sometimes hubby tells me that I have a few missing also , but we won't go there lol.}
It just sat around in my studio doing nothing

{because I don't have one square inch left to set anything except on the floor!}

until I had an *ah ha* moment this week while planting flowers. 

I do love how it turned out. I lined the swinging pockets with plastic, but
that will be totally hidden when the flowers get larger.

I say to you " how cute is this" .
Almost wishing I had some more. 


I went to the greenhouse again today to spend some Mothers Day money from my daughter and this
 is what I brought home with me. Several ivy geraniums, asparagus fern, trailing vinca, impatiens
 and another fern.  Can't have too many flowers or ferns. I love this time of year...time for rebirth,
planting and just being  happy digging in the dirt. 

10 comments:

marie said...

You bought a lovely assortment of flowers...what fun you'll have planting them.

The Hobby Lobby piece is just awesome...and what a bargain! It looks SO GOOD with flowers tucked inside. Perfect!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Too cute!!

Irene said...

Yes happiness is found in dirt. Because it all becomes so lovely when you're done. Love your creations.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I agree--love this time of year! Your flowers look great. Love what you did with them:)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just adore finding odd containers to use as planters -- this one is fantastic and from Hobby Lobby?? How great is that!?

Rita said...

Great way to display your flowers. Ciao Rita

A Cottage Muse said...

That looks so cute Sandi!
I'm looking forward to Saturday...my planting day at my campground! I haven't even done anything at home yet either!

Susan said...

You clever girl Sandi! I just love your tiered flowers. Looks like you've got some pretties at the flower store, too. Enjoy!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love your planters! I'm really anxious to plant.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I LOVE your outside space...and the container-whatever it is meant for is DARLING the way you have used it...
Happy Weekend!
Rene'