Mar 9, 2010

White Floral Planter....

A Couple Weeks Ago,
I Went to a Beautiful Garden Center in North Seattle.
I Love to Go There to Get Inspiration,
but their Prices are through the Roof!

Every Year They Make Gorgeous All White Floral Planters,
and Every Year I Covet Them :-)

I Really Need to Learn to Bring My Camera,
so I Can Share These Things With You. 
I am a little a lot shy about Public Photography :-)

So....anyway I Decided to Make My Own Version,
And Since I Already Had the White Pot it was Pretty Cheap!

The Fun of Making My Own, was Personalizing....

(click photos to enlarge)

I Love the Cottage Look of China Dishes In The Garden...
Tucked into Planters, and Around Flower Boarders....

I Pick them up Cheap or Sometimes Even Free at Garage Sales,
(chips are not a problem)
I Think Whimsey Makes The Garden:-)

I Tucked a Couple of Iron Fleur Hose Guards into the Pots Edge,
I Won't Be Needing any Hoses For Quite Awhile.

 I Have a Rusty Iron Headboard Leaning on the Fence,
I Think it Makes the Perfect Backdrop for this Ranunculus Bud,
and I Love the Barely Purple Centers on this Primrose too.

Yesterday Right After I Finished Planting this,
 Hail Started falling,
Spring Really is Here!

 Today I am Joining Two Blog Parties!
Please Stop By and Visit....

Kathleen at Faded Charm



Thanks For Stopping By,


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

How pretty! And so creative! I never thought about using china dishes in the garden!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I like the detail of the china plate...very charming!!

ellen b. said...

You did a wonderful job creating this beautiful planter. Now I'm scratching my head wondering what garden center in North Seattle you went to :o) I like Wight's and Molbaks

Julie said...

Gorgeous, and I love your thinking. I used some old china plates from goodwill out by our pumphouse. It's so pretty and very whimsical! Your planter is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Joops said...

That's a great idea!

Date on a Cold Winter

Light and Voices said...

Wonderful idea for the garden, china plates.
Joyce M

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely idea! You did a great job of creating your own. I like the idea of using old china and will have to try that. I know what you mean about being a little shy about taking pictures in public. I have gotten much better and if I ever have doubts about the subject I want to photograph, I just ask. More often than not, the answer is yes.

Thank you for sharing your white floral planter with us today.

~ Tracy

Miss Gracie's House said...

Love it! That's got me thinking about a couple of broken plates I have that I can't just throw out...Happy WW!

♥ Kathy said...

I think that's really pretty! I never would have thought of it :) Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

KayC. said...

I want to plant an all white flower bed...a moon garden. So at night, when the moon is out shinning down on us, my moon garden will be shinning bright too. I love the plate in the flowers, just the right touch of romance.

Rettabug said...

Bella, I just spent a delightful hour wandering around your beautiful blog!! Such a treat! I adore all your flowers & wish I had the room & the ability to have such a garden. Simply lovely!
I will, however, borrow your idea of tucking a plate down inside a planter. I've had an old chipped dish of my Mom's that she used to use under a plant. It will be perfect featured in a pot right by the front door! Thank you so much for sharing your life online. You truly have some "Bella" or beautiful things.


ps Now to go hunt down a pie bird for myself! :D