Spring Bulb Gardens

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This past weekend, I helped to host a special women’s day at our church. One of the activities we did was make bulb gardens together. It was so much fun and they all turned out so well. I think it would be great idea just for a fun spring get together with friends.

Rather than supplying containers, we gave each lady a crisp five dollar bill, and sent them out together with maps of where the local thrift stores, dollar stores, and discount stores where. We had about eight within a 5 min. drive of our location. Everyone went different places, and after 45 min. we gathered back at our church building for coffee and cookies.

It was really neat to see all the great stuff people found, and for only $5. I’m really glad we did this part of the activity because it was a great bonding experience for the ladies, and allowed each one to express their own individual personalities, and who doesn’t love the thrill of the hunt!

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In advance we had purchased bulbs, potting soil, and butterfly pics for everyone to use. They were given 4 inch pots of mini-daffodils, a hyacinth, and tulips. After coffee the planting began. The green thumbs helped out the brown thumbs and everyone had a good time and a good laugh;)

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All the gardens were so beautiful when they were done. This one used Easter tins from the dollar store.

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Some people found pottery at the second hand store.

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Some people used planters.

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I love the galvanized steel bucket.

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And this little sugar bowl turned planter is so cute.

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Guess what I choose? Milk glass. Here it is at home, on my console table. The buds have opened, and it’s bringing a little spring to the front door.

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Spring is coming…really it is.

This post is linked up at Making the World Cutter, Just Something I Whipped Up, Skip to my Lou, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  1. these flowers are making the whole house smell amazing.. just sayin’

  2. My flowers are all out in bloom and brightening up my kitchen area!

    Great day. I was one of the Brown thumbs but learned a lot from the green thumbs in the group.

    Thanks again

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