Friday, June 18, 2010

Kitchen Container Gardens


Once the planting bug bites, it's hard to let it go.  After all my terrarium containers were filled with soil and plants, I had some left and didn't want to waste them.  So I started looking around the kitchen for other things to plant.  I'm not sure what I'll make trifle cakes in any more, because I used my favorite pedestal bowl as a planter that sits on a sideboard in the dining room now.  And an ice cream dish filled with tiny daisies sits on the kitchen counter, adding fresh and green to the decor.  The same formula that was used for the terrariums was used for these containers, since they don't have any source of drainage at the bottom of them.  They contain a layer of charcoal, then course gravel, and finally potting soil.  It's important not to over-water them, but to check frequently for dryness and to water just enough when required.  The plants in my stock are gone, but with a trip to the mountains planned soon, I may just bring more home and continue with this fun nature project.

6 comments:

  1. A terrarium looks wonderful in your trifle bowl. Ha! You'd better be careful...you'll use up everything in the house. What a great gift idea this would be!

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  2. I know, Vee! I thought of that, but for now I've run out of plants, so I think my good serving bowls are safe.

    :)

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  3. I must say you must have plants all over your house. I send my plants outdoors in the summer. Love your plants in containers.

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  4. I have gone a little bit plant crazy, Marilyn. But I move thing around a lot. My back porch is right off the dining room and I have been setting many of my plants out there for the summer. They grow so well there, especially if I can keep them out of the direct sunshine.

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  5. LaDonna,
    these are very sweet xoxoxo Clarice

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  6. Very nice, and I love how you have used things in novel ways! I'm getting adjusted to what grows up here in this part of the world!

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