Canning Jar Gardens For Spring

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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  1. Jars of mother earth. There is no other finer gift! Majestic!
    Luv Pen

  2. well thats adorable! would make a really cute hostess gift filled with rosemary or thyme

  3. So much fun, and just what I needed right now on this cold, rainy, dreary day! I love the copper flower – fun and whimsical.

  4. Oh my WORD. I LOVE this!!! Anything in a canning jar makes my heart go pitter patter! Thank you for such a fun idea! Adding the coopper wire is such a fun bonus, too!

  5. What a SMART idea! I love it!!! So glad you shared it in this week’s Mingle Monday!

  6. LOVE, love these! I’m making these this week for my deck. 🙂

    Great idea…

    xo,
    Gigi

  7. They say you can plant in just about anything which will hold dirt. However, I really like your sweet jar garden. The colors really pop in your pictures, and I like the sweet decoration you made.

  8. They look fantastic! I don’t ever think I’ve seen Angel Tears plants. Love them!

  9. Love this!

  10. Very cute and Very Clever!

  11. What a great idea…I am going to use it this next spring….

  12. They’re a fresh breath of green spring! The Angel Tears are so delicate and frilly! lovely. Thanks so much for linking up to the “Spring Fling” party over at I Gotta Create! <3

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