I've been planting Jonquils all week. The town I live in is also known as "The Jonquil City" and every fall you can buy a huge bag of Jonquils (a type of daffodil) from the city for a few dollars . I had a few left over so I thought I'd pot some up and put them on my deck so we could enjoy them from inside the house come spring.
Have you ever triple layered bulbs in containers? It's a great way to get lots of blooms in a container for a longer time in the spring
I decided to plant this concrete container and put it on the bench that's under my kitchen window. I want you all to know that I carried that concrete container up the stairs to my deck by myself! First I filled it with some rocks for drainage.
The idea is that you add soil and bulbs in layers. So first I added some soil and then I added some daffodils
Then I added a bit more soil and some tulips
Then came the hyacinths. I think it's so cool that purple hyacinths bulbs are actually purple!
You could then cover those with soil and add some some small spring blooming flowers like snowdrops or a dwarf iris if you like. I added some ornamental cabbage and a few pansies so I'd have something to look at now.
I had a few more daffodils left so I planted this urn with them.
The daffodils will push right up past those pansies. The pansies will probably be dead by then anyway. They don't do too well when we have frosts
While I was at it I potted up some paperwhites to force in my groovy apple green container. Apple green, red and white are going to be my Christmas colors so if they bloom in time they'll fit right in!
Whew, that was a lot of planting! But that's not all folks! No siree, I was very industrious yesterday (must be because I actually got a full nights sleep). I made over this little pillow I got at the thrift store the day I found those chairs (thanks for all the chair love by the way - it was nice to be able to share my excitement over them with others who I knew would appreciate them). This little pillow was 60 cents. It's part of a Wendy Belissimo line of nursery decor. It's cute with the bee isn't it?
I think it looks better now. I just added a piece of toile to the center. Sewed it right on top and then I hot glued the three buttons down the center. Which I think are not on straight....oh well!
So come this spring I can sit in my windowseat in my kitchen(did you notice I flipped the cushion)
and look out my window and see my beautiful spring flowers!