Happy first day of Spring!! Minnesota has kept its tradition of being snowy and frozen again this year. And, I am writing this post now from 35,000 feet in the air on my way to Cancun. After a long day of flight delays and potential missed connections somehow we are on our way! Somehow our 6 coach tickets were magically upgraded to 6 tickets in 1st class on a direct flight instead of a lay over in Detroit. So, as far as I’m concerned Spring is starting out on the right foot!
Last week while there were still sufficiently sturdy snowbanks in my yard, I decided to start gardening…gardening in a jar! Canning Jar Gardens for spring are an inspiring idea for tablescaping, spring decoration and reminding you that the real gardening season is on its way!
Initially the inspiration for this DIY project came from Anthropologie. They always have uniquely crafted displays. Just one trip there and my mind is was transported from the gray tundra to the possibility of color and in this case, spring.
Another trip to a local Twin Cities gardening center, Bachmans’ helped me collect all the pieces I knew I needed, vintage canning jars, potting soil and the plant called Angel Tears.
Angel Tears plants love light and humidity so a canning jar is actually a great place to transplant them. I also gathered up some wire from a local craft store for some canning jar accessorizing.
For four canning jars I bought just 2 small plants, filled the jars with potting soil and stuck the divided plants on top.
They are a fun alternative to wheat grass planting popular for this time of year.
The copper wire I twisted into a shape of a flower and wound it around the jar.
While flowers in my yard are a tad far off…copper wire flowers on my table make me hopeful spring has come!
This DIY project was inexpensive and quick and is a great way to tablescape for spring!
Hope you are inspired to plant your own canning jar garden. If you try it, send us a email or post a link to our facebook page!
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