I seem to have a new found confidence in growing things this year. With everything I've been learning about bulb flowers and how easy they are to grow, not even I (the girl with a black thumb) can mess this up! To share my new found love of potted bulbs I decided to spread the gift of spring!
Above is Galoshes (my mother) holding her new flower box that I filled with begonia bulbs! She has been working on getting the yard ready for us to open our photography studio and one thing we have been trying to decide about is what to do on the house to spruce it up a bit. I thought a window box would be perfect and the pop of color once the flowers bloom against the white house would be perfect. She was very excited to receive the planted box all ready to be hung which will greet her guests all summer long with gorgeous pink flowers.
I think we are all more budget conscious these days, but we still want to show appreciation to those we love (or those who invite us into their homes, great hostess gift!!!). Cut flowers are nice, but how about potted bulbs instead which continue to grow and be enjoyed far beyond the life of a cut arrangement. You may be surprised at just how easy it is to create your own bulb arrangements. A fun planter, some dirt, drop in the bulbs (you can even mix a variety of bulbs in one pot for the perfect arrangement!) and cover with a little more dirt. I stuck some cute things in the dirt before gifting to spruce up the dirt, but you can also buy bulbs that have already bloomed and repot them!
I chose these begonias, which are made for hanging baskets, so that they would cascade outside of the window box when grown.
I barely even had to touch the dirt for this project!
Potted bulb plants are perfect for
- Easter hostess gifts
- Teacher gifts
- Thanks you gifts
- Teaching your kids about plants, very kid friendly planting project!
- Bringing great colors and smells INSIDE without breaking the bank.
Potted bulbs are also very easy to find! Pick them up at your local grocery store, garden center or flower shop. I always forget to plan tulips in the fall so I'm very thankful to be able to find potted tulips in the spring all ready for me to enjoy (and inside safe from the animals!). Happy Spring!