My Alpine Home

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bloomin Birdbath

Hello my friends, on Saturday I harvested my Pussy Willows and I thought I'd share a fun little project I did.

 
Last month when I received my Country Gardens magazine there on the cover was a cute birdbath planted for Spring.
 
I had an old metal birdbath that I had picked up at a thrift shop about a year and a half ago and couldn't wait to play with it.
 
 
 
I found this pot of blooming bulbs at Lowe's for $7.95.  I Intentionally chose one that wasn't fully blooming so that it would last longer.
 
 
 
It contained Daffodils, purple Crocus, a pink Hyacinth, and red tulips.
 
As you know birdbaths aren't very deep so I took the bulbs out of the pot and separated them and replanted them in the birdbath.  I then mounded dirt around them and added pieces of moss.
 
I also dug up some real moss from my garden and added it here and there

 
 


Of course we have to add our own twist.  Not wanting to copy Country Gardens to a tee I added a couple of clay pots that I had painted green last year.  Some of the color has chipped off here and there and I love the look!
 
 
 
I have a bit of reindeer moss coming out of one pot and for the other I planted some small sedum that I also dug up from the garden.
 
 
I clustered some of my Pussy Willows branches in the center.

 
In just a few days the blooms have started putting on a show.  Just waiting on those red tulips to show off.
 
  It's such a sweet Spring welcome out on the porch!
 
 
 
I have to tell you that when you enter the front door the sweet scent of the Hyacinth is heavenly!
 
 
I had so many Pussy Willows that I filled an old milk can that came from my husbands grandparents farm.



 
I now have it up on the deck and I can see the soft blooms from my kitchen.
 

 
I love that the letter B for Beckstead is still on the can!
 



Tomorrow is the official first day of Spring.
 
My favorite season!
 
hugs,
Jann

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36 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE the birdbath and the milk can filled with pussy willows!

Kim said...

Oooh....I love your metal bird bath; and filled with all those glorious plantings it is the perfect welcome to Spring!

Faythe Fukumoto said...

Very pretty..

Salmagundi said...

If I'd done that to a pot of bulbs, they would die and never bloom. But, I can enjoy your green thumb!!! Sally

Junkchiccottage said...

Very pretty and so spring. Loooove!
Kris

Tamara said...

I love this all Jann.. Such pretty flowers and just in time for spring! I really like the moss that you mixed in the bird bath planter. And Pussy Willows are so fun. We had them where I grew up in Ohio. I miss having them in my back yard. Your photos are lovely, too. Spring Blessings!

Tamara

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I really like it, and I can never understand why someone buy a plant in full bloom. I want as much flowering as I can get for my money. Plus its fun to watch it through the stages. Love the pussy willows and got some from a friend. It looks very springish...now I've got to get going on spring!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a really sweet idea Jann. I like the can of pussy willows too. I have two bird baths that I've thought of doing gardens in and I may just do that this year. Happy Spring to you! Pam

Carmen Whitehead said...

So pretty Jann, I love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty - Thanks for sharing with us. I am looking forward to some blooming flowers in my courtyard.
Enjoy the weekend.

Kris said...

Love it all!!!!
XO Kris

The Junque Seeker said...

Your bird bath is such a perfect welcome for spring! The moss and little pots are the perfect added touches.

Amy Jo said...

That is so pretty! Happy Spring!

Amy Jo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love your new flower arrangement and it looks terrific in your bird bath.
I love pussy willows, but I have not seen any in So CA. I think you need the cold weather for them. They look great in the milk can.
HAPPY SPRING, my friend.
Mary

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Hello Jann. HAPPY SPRING! What a fun re-do for the birdbath. I really like the color and style as well. It made me think of the Resurrection Garden craft I had seen on another blog. Have you done one? It looks like you could easily accomplish it quickly. Here is the link in case you care to see it. http://wearethatfamily.com/2012/03/diy-mini-resurrection-garden/
Please stop by my blog for a cup of spring tea today!
Blessings to you and yours!!!
~Heather Elizabeth

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your pot is so beautiful! So Springy. The pussy willows are one of my favorites in the Spring. Love it all! Hugs,Jo

Fran. said...

LOVE the beauty of the living plants!! You just get more cuter n cuter my friend!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

Kelly Deal said...

Lovely Jan! I'm going to pin that!

Rose L said...

Ahhh, spring! Lovely decor you created!

Mary Ann Potter said...

So pretty! I can imagine the fragrance.

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a great idea! Love it!
Have a beautiful weekend, take care...
Titti

Susie said...

Jann, I love your birdbath...that is adorable. Hope you are enjoying your 1st day of spring. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a pretty idea, Jann! The spring bulbs look so lovely in the birdbath:) Beautiful hyacinth is my favorite spring bulb! Love their heavenly scent! The old milk can filled with pussy willows look beautiful! Happy Spring! Hugs, Poppy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your birdbath came out adorable! I just love pussy willows and have them in my house year round. I only get them occasionally when someone is trimming their tree and I find them randomly. I would love my own tree. Nothing says Spring more to me than pussy willows. Love them in the milk can!

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Jann, What a cute idea, your place looks so happy...
Yes, this really looks like spring time has come! Very pretty
Hugs, Roxy

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Your bloomin' birdbath is just gorgeous, Jann! What a colorful breath of Springtime for your front porch! It's my very favorite season, too! Happy Spring! ♡Dawn

J said...

So pretty! I am hoping to help my granddaughter with her own little garden this year, and your post inspired me to have her add a little bird bath among her flowers and veggies. My own bath, in a little cove next to my front door, always has chirpy little visitors! I have plantings too, but not as colorful as yours because that area is deep shade.

Jean Tuthill said...

I have a birdbath with a nice big crack in it. Perfect for doing this sort of thing. I'll need to wait a few more weeks as we are having snow her today and it's pretty cold out there. I will use some pansies in mine!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your flower filled birdbath is so pretty at your front door, Jann!

Heidi Madden said...

Jann, I love your use of moss in these plants and especially love the little vignette you created with the clay pots. So cute! Heidi

Liz Hockamier said...

Jann! That is soooooo cute! I love it!
~Liz

handmadehomegrownbeautifullife.com said...

These are beautiful. I love the way they came out and the idea of the wonderful hyacinth scent at the door is the perfect final touch.

lynn said...

darling spring idea, jann:)

The Charm of Home said...

That looks fantastic Jann! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

CatieAn said...

What a sweet way to use your birdbath. I too have a pussy willow tree but it is so old and so tall. I think we should prune it way back this year. It has already gone to seed and I usually cut big branches but now I have to get on a ladder to reach them. It is probably 20ft tall. I keep mine in a white stone pitcher in my living room.

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They look simply lovely. Congrats on the beautiful garden!