Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Gift Of Green

Hey flower lovers!  Need some color and scent through the winter months?   Last year I purchased some bulbs and forced them through the winter.  It was past due to start the growing season again.  I scrounged an old metal container from my pile, downloaded some awesome pics from The Graphics Fairy, (thanks again)    and modge-podged them to each side.

  I got out the roll of plastic, and trimmed enough off to line the container.  I filled the container with gravel. 

  Next, I trimmed off the plastic and  sealed the edge of the plastic to the container with foil tape. 

I tied a bow on it for pretties and will keep this for the winter. 

The rest of the bulbs are going to be gifts.  I grabbed some tea light holders from my "pile" and removed the candle inserts. 

 I washed the gravel, carefully poured it into the glass holders, and pushed the bulb half way down.  Fill water to the top of the gravel.

  As the roots get established, water will have to be kept to the bottom of the bulb.     Make pretty with a bow and that's the gift of green!