Spring Planter Arrangements aren’t hard to make with some purchased spring bulbs. Here’s how to make a stunning display for your tabletop.
Spring bulbs are here! They have finally arrived in the garden centers and it won’t be long before things are blooming outside! This pretty planter was put together with some purchase bulbs (in ugly pots) and a few items from the craft store.
Be sure to buy bulbs that are already growing and almost blooming rather than bulbs that have never been planted. Most spring bulbs require a period of cold weather in order to get them to bloom. Sometimes you can purchase pre-chilled, unplanted bulbs in your local garden center that are ready to plant and bloom.
•Metal urn or other waterproof container with a wide top (mine came from the thrift store)
•aquarium gravel or small stones for drainage
•Miracle Grow Potting Soil with slow release fertilizer
•Purchased spring bulbs that are close to blooming such as crocus, daffodils, tulips or paper whites
•Reindeer moss (from the craft store or garden center)
•Faux butterfly (craft store or dollar store)
•Fairy garden sized rabbits or other seasonal ornaments
1. Place a layer of gravel in the bottom of the container, about 1″ thick for drainage.
2. Add a layer of soil to cover the gravel.
3. Remove the bulbs from their original pots being careful not to break the roots. You can separate the bulbs if they are clumped together. The roots will regrow and stabilize after replanting. Place the bulbs in the container, with the tallest plants in the center or towards the back of the container.
4. Cover the bulbs with more soil being careful to leave any growth uncovered.
5. Add reindeer moss on top of the soil to retain moisture and give the bulbs more protection.
6. Place decorative butterfly in the moss, as well as a fairy garden rabbit or other animal statue.
7. Water about once per week. Keep your planter near a sunny window. After the bulbs have bloomed they may be pulled out and planted outside. You can then plant other plants in the planter such as succulents or houseplants.
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