For Lukki - here is my spring planter - - -

tinam61March 13, 2012

I've been promising her I'd share this. This is an old copper boiler that I've been using as a planter on our front porch. Color works great with our house since we have dark green door/shutters and verdigris lights.

I was thrilled to find live pussy willow branches - sold in bundles. Love them!! There are daffodils, tulips - pink of course, which are just opening, violas, pansies, candy tuft and ivy. I'll change things out as it gets warmer.

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I'm not Lukki, but that's beautiful! Because of the heat last summer every one of my porch plants died. :(

I see you also have rabbits. Me too!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 1:45PM
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He's just out in honor of easter. . .oh and the plant stake too! Thanks!

I thought I deleted that top photo - sorry for two of them!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 2:27PM
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I love your spring planter. I have an old coal bin that we use for small log storage in the winter that I think would work as a planter so I could copy your idea. It looks so spring-like!! Where did you find the live pussy-willows? Those are one of my favorites!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 4:01PM
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Nanny - do you happen to have a Fresh Market? That is where I found them. I was going to just use some kind of branches and went to the Fresh Market one day last week to pick up a few goodies and they were sitting right outside the front door (in water). I think the little fuzzies look like bunny feet! LOL


    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 4:33PM
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Tina, I love your planter and arrangement. I live in RI
and just love pussy willows! I planted some last year
but they didn't take...not the right soil mixture etc.
so just last week they had bunches @ our "Whole Foods"
and I bought two bunches as they remind me of my late
grandmother who loved them and always had them in her yard.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 5:32PM
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That is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing Tina, I love it. I think we are going to do something with our front porch this year and I'd be tickled if I could find something like to use for the spring and summer months.

We have a couple of posts I want to move around so we can put up railing and create a sitting porch. I can't wait!

Wish I had a green thumb...

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 6:18PM
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There is not a Fresh Market nearby, but there is a Whole Foods, (thanks irish2!), I plan to check there. I love pussy willows!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 7:15PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

If that doesn't say "Spring" nothing does! Pink tulips are one of my favorites, too!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 8:24PM
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Very pretty! I like the idea of sticking in the pussy willows.

I planted pussy willows last year, and they took off like gangbusters--I have some in a vase in the living room right now and I am loving them. They say "spring" even though outdoor temps say "summer".

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 9:05PM
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Do the pussy willows root? Do you throw them away when you're done with them or do you plant them? I seem to remember from my childhood that you could put them into water and they would develop roots, same thing with forsythia branches.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 10:47AM
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Very nice! I have an old copper boiler (used inside for various purposes).

Have a question, how do you handle drainage? I don't know if I could bring myself to drill holes in the bottom of mine. :/

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 10:52AM
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It's lined with heavy plastic and then rocks beneath the soil.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 11:05AM
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