With Easter just around the corner, here is a quick and easy way to bring some spring colour into your home. Just follow these steps and you’ll have your very own beautiful spring planter in no time at all.
Things you’ll need:
- A container: Baskets with plastic liners work well.
- Potting soil
- Potted bulbs: Tulips, mini daffodils, hyacinths, primulas and ranunculus are a few examples. These all work well together; but don’t be afraid to get creative, there are many more you could use as well.
- Decorations: Grab any Easter accessories you like; though items on sticks (pics) work very well as they can be stuck into the soil and held at a pleasing height.
– Prepare your work area. It’s a good idea to lay down some newspaper, as this can get a little messy. Once you have your work area set, lay out your plants and container on the table. Fill the bottom of the container you’ll be planting your bulbs in with a little bit of potting soil.
– Remove your first potted plant from its pot. Be careful not to damage the roots or stems. It’s a good idea to start with the tallest plants and work your way to the shorter ones. This way you can see all of the flowers in the arrangement, and the taller flowers won’t obscure the smaller ones.
– Continue to remove your potted plants from their pots and place them in the container. Don’t add any more soil until you’ve arranged the flowers in a way you like. If something isn’t working it’s very easy to move the plants around at this stage. You can even try a few different arrangements and see which you like best.
You can also tease the roots of individual plants apart to help them fit better in the planter. Be gentle, but firm in placing them, being careful not to damage the stems of your flowers.
– Once the flowers are arranged in a way you like, start to add potting soil in between the plants to help keep them in place. This can be tight in areas, a plastic spoon can be helpful to coerce the soil into these difficult spots. Firm the potting soil down around the plants and make sure none of them are loose.
– It’s time to decorate! Decorations can be very useful in filling up any holes in the arrangement. Just be careful when sticking items into the soil that you’re not piercing the roots or bulbs of any of the plants.
Another good general rule to follow is that things look good together in threes. A cluster of three eggs together will have more impact than three placed sparsely around the planter.
There we have it! Just like that, you’ve got an easy Easter planter for spring! It’s a good idea to give your flowers a little drink now that you’re done planting. Keeping the flowers in a cool (but not freezing) place will help the flowers last longer.
Now that the planter is done, place it somewhere indoors and enjoy the spring colours. Here we used many different colours; but the beauty of a custom planter is you can choose your own! You could make your own in all one colour, or maybe just contrasting colours for impact. For example, yellow and purple look especially striking against one another.
The possibilities are endless; don’t be afraid to get creative.
Now that you’ve created a beautiful spring bulb planter, sit back, relax, and have a happy Easter!