It is the 3rd Friday of the month and that means,
WELCOME TO FLORAL FRIDAY!
I as always am joining my wonderful and talented friends, Lidy, Pam and Mary
to present to you some beautiful floral inspiration. This week it is all about
Dish Gardens and oh my are you in for a treat today.
You can see their beautiful images and their links below.
Today it is all about how to create a dish garden in your favorite container.
Some of you may recognize this dish garden as I presented it back in the Spring.
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 a 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 flowers in it.
A trip to Trader Joe’s yielded a cart full of flowers and pots of
seasonal flowers. Small pots of Purple Hyacinths and Pink Cyclamen caught my eye!
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.
I used a kitchen trash bag for the liner.
A trio of water hyacinth placemats to create a “runner”
were placed under the dish garden for added texture.
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. 🙂
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!
Two of the plants in the dish garden are Cyclamen.
I purchased two large White Cyclamen in November and they are still going strong.
Seriously, they are . . . 8 months later!
When purchasing potted flowers or plants for a dish garden,
it is always nice to select some with great leaves so that they can add great texture
around the rim of the container. Plants that drape downward such as ivy
are great ones for a beautiful cascading effect….the next one!
My dining room was not formal by any means,
so this sweet dish garden fits in well.
The dining room in the rental house “a.k.a. the Berry Patch House”
is not as large and actually the light is not great at Berry Patch….too many trees.
I will so miss this room!
Thank you for your visit to Floral Friday.
Now it is time for you to visit my friends Lidy, Mary and Pam.
Their beautiful images and links are below!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and weekend!!
We closed on the house this past Tuesday and the day after we traveled to Georgia
for a “Boys of Summer” tournament and I brought my mom home with me!
We met up with Kim for a quick lunch on the way home. It was a pleasant break in our drive.
I will be enjoying the upcoming week with her and I just may
be putting her to work helping me unpack . . . . or maybe we will just play!
Stay tuned for our antics!