It’s officially spring, and today was 76 degrees. Spring is fickle though, and likes to plays tricks on us. Tomorrows high is 57 and we are expecting a freeze tomorrow night.
I couldn’t resist taking advantage of this weather, however, and used the pretty day to create some containers to take to the Lawn and Garden Show I will be attending.
I found three sets of these little teacups and saucers at a local thrift store and planted this one with hens and chicks.
It’s coffee time and this little cup looks great planted with hens and chicks. I may just have to keep this one.
And lastly, I used an old metal lunchbox, and an extra saucer to plant it with blue lobelia. It can take full sun, and bloom all spring and summer. I will have to bring it into the basement until all danger of frost has past.
Provide drainage. I created holes in the bottom of the lunchbox with a hammer and nail.
In containers such as the cups, I added pea gravel in the bottom, and since they were succulents, mixed a little sand in the potting mix.
Do not overwater.