Thursday, February 3, 2011

Create a Spring Tabletop Garden

A couple of years ago, around the same time, I was really becoming inpatient for spring.  That's when I decided to create a tabletop garden and it's easy enough to do.
Find a large basket, bowl or other container and visit a florist or your grocery store for plants.  There are lots available right now such as tulips, crocuses and miniature daffodils in 4 inch pots and don't forget a houseplant or two for colour and texture. 
You can line your basket with plastic, fill it with a good quality potting soil and plant right into it or as I have done here, lined it with plastic and just set the small pots on top.  A finishing touch would be to add some sheet or reindeer moss to cover the tops of the pots. 
As one flowering bulb finishes, it can be replaced with another or a totally different plant. 
The houseplants in my basket are a rex begonia and purple oxalis.  Putting together an indoor spring garden is certain to help chase the winter blues away.
I'm joining Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday - come flaunt your flowers!


  1. love your blog and your images Judith!
    happy eve,

  2. Hi Judith,
    I love your basket of spring!! I am the same way, I can't resist bringing those pretty little pots home:-)

  3. What a wonderful idea, spring in a basket. I'll have to look into doing this to bring some cheer to an otherwise dull February.

  4. Hi Judith,
    I love your bright cheery basket of spring!

    I enjoyed your comfort food post too. We did get a lot of snow but not the wind so it wasn't too bad.
    Take care,

  5. This is so cute and what a gorgeous center piece you could make...Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings Kelsie

  6. Terrific idea for chasing Mr. Winter Doldrums out of my home!

  7. What a great idea!! I believe I will have to make one myself!

  8. It's so beautiful, Judith! Just what we need at this time of year. And a good use for all my empty pots. Thanks for the idea. Have a super weekend! – g

  9. Your table garden is just the thing to take away the February blahs. Very pretty Judith.

  10. Judith, Your spring table top garden is beautiful! I have a friend with a birthday coming up and I think she would really enjoy something like that (well, of course...who wouldn't!)
    Hugs, Beth

  11. A mobile garden!! It's beautiful.

  12. It's that time - and you've inspired me to pick up some plants when I do the groceries this morning.

  13. You have brought hope and light and joy into my day and into my life!!! No, seriously I think this is a fantastic idea and I want to run right out and get some gorgeous plants and do this. I know just the basket, maybe even baskets (and they want a fortune for these at the store). I am soooooooo sick of brown and leftover dirty snow and this is just the prescription!

  14. I just love the basket...simple and yet so lovely...thanks for sharing it...

  15. Your basket looks lovely, and what a great idea!! ~karen

  16. Oh, Judith, I LOVE this idea! I am so ready for a little color! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  17. this is a great idea to make spring feel closer!!! those winter blues are hitting us all about now...keep your chin up!!! it's coming!!!
    thanks for linking in this week!


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