Sunday, March 30, 2008

Potted spring + birthday card

This is one of two pots at the entry of a client's home. Because it's still too early for pansies and other spring annuals, I used mossy twigs, pussy willow, horsetail grass, and pink statice in these potted gardens. The entry is covered, so the pots are never hit with snow or rain. I pushed the stems directly into soil and then watered the pots when done. The statice and grass should hold up for several weeks.

The pots have to be redone fairly often when I use living plants because the light conditions are poor. Will probably interplant some violas and stock later. I like the twigs and pussy willow stems for the extra height and more dramatic scale they provide at the entry.

A windowsill garden for me. Found the tulips and hyacinth at Home Depot -- half-price after Easter -- and planted them into a copper window planter. So cheery to see it right outside the kitchen window.

Birthday card for sister's birthday, coming up on April 20.

Back of the card, with a little 'legend' explaining all the elements on the front.

All in all, a creative weekend.


madrekarin said...

Katie- Your pots are beautiful! And if I were your sister, I would be very happy to receive that card. Very clever.

Heather Graves said...

WOW, Beautiful pots, Cute card!

Nancy Jo said...

I love the pots!! You ARE too creative. The Bd card is so cute. More of us should make our own, they are so costly these days.
Nancy Jo

Felicia said...

Beautiful flowers :)

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Katie, absolutely love the pots - great way to tide them over until it's warm enough - I can't wait to plant and I'm sure you feel the same way. Beautiful Work! Cathy Cobblestone