Hello my friends,
what a beautiful Saturday morning it is here in Alpine!
As much as I'd like to say that my grass is lush and green, that would be a right out lie.
Having been covered with snow for many months it looks dead as a doornail and our back lawn is full of Vole trails!
YIKES! We've never had this happen before.
No, the green green grass that I am referring to is the pretty grass I've planted in pots for Spring.
One might say that the grass is greener on the other side. Meaning, the other side of the door. Inside instead of out. :)
Each year I gather pots from my garage and bring them in to be planted. I have the perfect sunshine window and the seeds sprout in no time at all.
Most of them have no drainage so I smash a pop can or two and toss into the bottom. Also, you use less dirt that way.
I fill it 3/4 full with dirt and then sprinkle the seed quite generously.
Any grass seed will do. I just buy the cheapest bag at Home Depot. This one I have had for 5 or so years. It's called Tall Fescue. I'm at the bottom of the bag and will need to buy more next year.
You can even use wheat. Only one year mine did not sprout. Guess it was just too old. You get a bigger blade with wheat, but still fun.
Just barely cover the seeds with dirt and tap down. I mist mine with my tap sprayer daily.
In 1 1/2 to 2 weeks you have a lovely breath of Spring!
That's when the fun begins! I place them around the house in springtime vignettes.
I added the rubber ducky for some humor.
He's swimming in a sea of green. :)
This photo turned out dark, but I loved the simplicity of it just being inside a stack of pretty dishes.
I pinned a piece of pretty ribbon and a felt flower to this pot.
Then I tossed in a shiny Happy Easter egg.
Some will end up out on the porch with eggs tucked down inside the grass. I will wait until next week to do that. I want the grass to get a little more established.
When your grass gets too long you can either cut it or I like leaving some of it looking like it's having a bad hair day. lol!
I saw in the Country Living magazine how they had planted lanterns with succulents.
I had one that the door had been bent. I took it off and placed a little ceramic cabbage house inside. I found it at a thrift shop.
I planted seed around and placed a few succulents in the front.
I'm hoping to add some stones, a few bottle brush trees, and a couple of my cute gnomes.
I'll share it after I get through playing with it. Hoping it turns out as fun as it is in my mind. hee-hee!
I love the green grass pots and they will carry me through for St. Patty's and Easter.
Hopefully by then I have my real green green grass of home!