Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Know this Flower??

I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day and this flower was included...well I'm not sure it's actually considered a flower.....
.....does anyone know what this is?? I would really love to plant it!
 The stalk of flower/shrub is very hardy looking and reminds me somewhat of how rhubarb looks.  

Anyways I figured I would ask my blogger friends to see if anyone knew what this was! If I cant figure it out before it dies I'll probably bring it in somewhere and ask the "professionals" LOL!
 It's just so cool looking!
Comment below if you know please!

Need some Flower Power~
Bree and J

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Hand Print Planter

Our campfire group made these adorable Mother's Day planters yesterday...simple, cute, and easy for the kiddos to do. 
Hmmm...I wonder if I'll get the 2 planters my boys made for Mother's Day. ;)
What you'll need:
Ceramic Planter
Sample Size Paint
Coffee Filters (optional)

Place your coffee filter in the bottom of planter, this prevents any soil from spilling out of bottom during planting and watering.
Let child spoon in soil, squish outer plastic of planter to help remove flower, and place flower in pot. 
Spoon in more soil if needed.
Paint their hand and help them place hand on side of planter. Making sure fingers are spread and room for the the thumb to be placed. We also helped while removing the hand, removing hand seemed to be more difficult than placing. 
Repeat process other side of planter so there are 2 hand prints on planter.
Let paint dry and water your plant per instructions for beautiful, healthy flowers!

Happy Mommy's Day in 10 day~
Bree and J

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Week: Wednesday

Everywhere I'm seeing cute succulent terrariums.  After a failed attempt at making a hanging succulent garden last summer, I was able to salvage a few "chicks".

 I started with this Goodwill find.  It was actually 50% off because it was pink tag sale day!

I am not a green thumb. The plants I have are what some consider "hardy".  These poor Hens and Chicks were all that had survived after being pillaged by children and left sitting in a old terracotta pot by me ALL winter.  After washing up the glass bowl I set to cleaning up my little chicks.

I remove anything loose and brown so I can get a clean looking root.  Tossed in some dirt I had on hand and plunked them down.  I spray them once a week with a spritz bottle.

This picture is two weeks later!  They are so happy and green! 

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Pinterest Challenge

Farm House Sisters Feature 
BEST OF: DIY Club Boards
Follow them on Pinterest with us @The DIY Club

Also follow their website @ The DIY Club Inc

(Jessi is at a memorial service today so our Fridays Pinterest Challenge is alittle different this week)

Featured Boards and Pins from the 

Outdoor Enchantment at the DIY Club

Spring Fling at the DIY Club

I {heart} red at the DIY Club

DIY Club Vintage

DIY Club Home DIY

DIY Club Past DIY Project Party Winners/Projects

DIY Club 31 Days of Spray Paint

DIY Club Painted Furniture

DIY Club 31 Days of Paint Projects

DIY Club Garden and Outdoors

DIY Club: What We Make Here

Happy Pinning~
Bree and Jessi
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Quick Craft: Our Easter Gifts

This year instead of spending a ton of money on a bundle of flowers for each mom and grandma in the family...we have many different mom's and grandma's. We decided to grow and make our own. A handcrafted gift made with love is the best type of gift.

Quick Easter Planter/Hostess Gift
10 Minute Craft
What you need:
Empty Baby Food Jar
Brown Twine
Seeds or Small Flower

1. Tie Ribbon and Twine around Empty Baby Food Jar.
 I tied them into one knot together than tied the ribbon into a knot over the original knot. Then made sure my twine was cut long enough that I could tie it into a bow over ribbon knot. Trim Ribbon if needed once tied an in place.

2.Add rocks to bottom of jar for soil drainage (just enough so soil is not resting on bottom of jar) and add soil & seeds or plant.
 I had already pre planted flowers in my Jiffy Green House Planter. I cut out the desired number of plants, then tore the side to make the flower start fit into the baby food jar. 

3. Add top soil, either over seeds of around edges of pre planted bio degradable pot, and water 
(I also fertilize)

Stay Crafty and Happy Easter~
Bree and J

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