A Spring Dish Garden

Welcome to Floral Friday!

Today it is all about A Spring Dish Garden.

It all started with a new bowl by Pottery Barn.

The large double handle bowl from the Sonoma Vase Collection.

It reminded me a little bit of the French Tian bowl (without the handles).

The Tian  was mainly used to make Cassoulets, Ratatouille, and

storing fruits and vegetables to name a few of its purposes.

I placed this bowl on the dining room table knowing that I wanted to place some

pretty Spring flowers in it.

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A trip to Trader Joe’s yielded a cart full of flowers and pots of

Spring flowers. Small pots of Purple Hyacinths and Pink Cyclamen caught my eye!

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I placed the pots in the bowl to see it they would fit.

In order to place these plants in the bowl I had to remove them from their pots

and place them in the bowl  lined with plastic to protect the bowl.

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A trio of water hyacinth placemats to create a “runner”

were placed under the dish garden for added texture.

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A jewel box bird sits upon the sheet moss.

Did I mention that this post is brought to you in part by my friend Sherri?

She had a Pottery Barn coupon she was not going to use and she let me have it

to use toward purchasing the bowl. 🙂

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You don’t see the Fiddle Leaf Tree in the above image,

as I removed it for this photo …. it was competing with the Dish Garden.

Now it’s back!

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Two of the plants in the dish garden are Cyclamen.

I purchased two large White Cyclamen in November and they are still going strong.

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My dining room is not formal by any means,

so this sweet dish garden fits in well.

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I can see a cute bunny for Spring or Easter in this bowl too.

Now where did I put that bunny?!!

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Thank you for your visit to Floral Friday.

I wish you all a most beautiful weekend.

On a side note:

It’s hard to think about a beautiful weekend,

when we are all so very, very heartbroken over the horrific event in Florida.

I did not live very far from that city where this unspeakable act happened.

I will continue to keep my thoughts and prayers with the victims and families

affected by this senseless, senseless, act.

Thanks again for visiting me today.

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  1. What a sweet friend to give you the Pottery Barn gift card. I love that bowl and you have filled it beautifully. I’m so ready for spring and we are definitely having spring weather if only the clouds would move away to let the sun shine. Haven’t seen it all week! Happy weekend!
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  2. This is so pretty, Shirley! Cyclamen are favorites in cool weather and they definitely add a pretty punch indoors.

  3. Shirley, the dish garden is so pretty in that wonderful PB bowl. This is perfect with the texture of the placemats! I don’t often think of doing a dish garden, but I will now! Beautiful!!!
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  4. Yesterday’s warm weather and your gorgeous flower design have me dreaming of Spring! Happy weekend, Shirley!
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  5. I haven’t found any nice cyclamen at our grocery stores yet so may just have to travel to TJ’s. It is 45 mins. away so that is why I don’t get there much. Your dish garden is beautiful and I LOVE that bowl!!! Oh my, I would love to get one. Have a most beautiful weekend. I am off to spend part of the day with my daughter and take her to lunch:) I miss the days when we could do that all the time.
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  6. Beautiful start to the weekend. I keep looking in my landscape to see if my hyacinths are starting to peek out. No hyacinths yet, just daffodils so far, but these warmer temps are bound to trigger growth. Have a great weekend.
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  7. Your bowl turned out so beautifully, Shirley! You are right, it does remind me of the antique French tians. Beautiful plantings, I’m going to find some cyclamen today to bring some spring cheer here to FrenchGardenHouse. I have a large shipment of French antiques arriving tomorrow, so we’ll be working most of the weekend unloading all the treasures, a little cheerful beauty will be most welcome at the end of the day! Hope your weekend is beautiful. Xoxo Lidy

  8. Amy Kaminski says

    That is so beautiful. Now I have to run to Trader’s at lunch!! 🙂 I need a touch of Spring here in the frozen north.

  9. That is just beautiful! Spring indeed! Yes, we are praying for the children and their families.

  10. Beautiful ! A great way to bring a touch of spring in the house. Love your new bowl.
    You always have good ideas.

  11. I love Floral Fridays, as I adore flowers! Your dish arrangement is beautiful, and makes me think of spring.
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  12. Lovely dish garden in a lovely bowl. A perfect touch of spring that we all need at this time of year. And it is pouring rain here this morning, so for me it was extra special.

    Have a great weekend!
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  13. A beautiful arrangement, Shirley and your modified runner looks so nice with it! The school shooting is so heartbreaking and hits close to home as my grandchildren live not too far from there. Praying for all involved.

  14. Norma Rolader says

    Beautiful dining room and the flowers are gorgeous in the pot they seem to really shine

  15. Just beautiful Shirley, I’m in need of some flower therapy and a trip to Trader Joe’s…if only it weren’t so far off my beaten path. How fun and generous that you had a friend to share her coupon to PB too 🙂
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  16. This is beautiful, Shirley! I need a touch of spring in my home and you’ve inspired me to make something like this for my kitchen table.

  17. Oh my goodness the spring bowl is so pretty, thank you for the beautiful inspiration. I’m very impressed by the other two bowls with cyclamen, they look like they are thriving. Do you have any advice on how to keep these bowls plants healthy and growing? Praying for all affected by the tragic loss in Florida

  18. Very pretty Shirley. I cannot wait for Spring. Please come soon!!! Have a good weekend.
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  19. I can almost smell the hyacinth from here!! That’s when you know Spring is around the corner…the smell of hyacinth in the floral department at the grocery store! Gorgeous!!! The floral vessel reminds me of a huge cream soup bowl…or maybe I’m just hungry!? Have a happy week!

  20. Beautiful touch of spring. Love the way you arranged that runner, too….very clever! 😉

  21. It’s beautiful! I am so ready for Spring, and this is the perfect way to bring a little Spring inside!

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