10 March 2017

Easy Spring Planter Tips & LoveFeast Shop Giveaway

Hi everyone, seems as though I have been away for quite awhile and now that I am back this post is jam-packed with goodies.
I have recently returned from a special and sweet week in Oklahoma with two of our Grandbabies and came back home to Spring weather.
Naturally the gardening bug hit me hard and I got to work on some Spring projects while also partnering with a great shop which many of you may already be familiar with LoveFeast Shop.
On top of all of this, today is Ten on The Tenth. Where ten "masterminds," just teasing a bit here.
Share creative and thrifty projects or finds for just around $10.  Links at the end of the post.
So in honor of Spring joy, gardening and decorating I am here to share with you some simple tips for creating your own Spring planter that will cost just a few cents over $10 and a perfectly lovely LoveFeast Shop Giveaway too.
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Let's begin with the giveaway, because it is just too good to wait for!
LoveFeast is sweetly offering this "Come In The Evening Sign," for their giveaway.
A retail value of $60 you can follow the link below to check it out on their shop.
LoveFeast Shop Come at Evening Sign
Shipping is for U.S residents only.


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LoveFeast Shop is also generously offering 15 percent off of anything online now through the end of March using JemmaSpring15. 

Let me tell you their shop is brimming with wonderful decor and tons of inspiration that you won't want to miss out on and just in time for Spring too!

Jemma

You can find LoveFeast on Face BookPinterestInstagram and their online store.
Just leave us a comment below and you are entered in the LoveFeast Shop giveaway!!
Winner will be announced in one week from today by email, good luck and thanks for joining in!

The winner is Cecilia Lynne, chosen by random.org.


How To Make A DIY Spring Planter

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About this time of the year the garden centers begin to put our their pretty pots and planters.
I am always taken aback at the hefty price tag of their planters.
So, I want to share with you how to easy it is to make your own Spring Planter for just around $10.
You won't have instant fullness, but if you can just practice patience you will be rewarded with a sweet savings and in a few weeks a full and glorious Spring planter.


Supplies For DIY Spring Planter.
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1. Lodge Round Pot Planter $4.52 ( or use a planter you already have!)
2. 14 Qt.  All Purpose Potting Soil $2.44.
3. Three Assorted 6-pack of plants @$1.25 each is a total of $3.75.
4. I used Dusty Miller, Dianthus and Petunias.

Directions For Assembling Easy Spring Planter.


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For this Spring Planter I used 2 Dusty Miller, 5 Dianthus, 5 petunias.

1. Add potting soil to just about 1 inch below the edge of the planter.
2. Dig a small hole in the center of the container and add tallest plant/plants first depending on the size of your planter.
3. Repeat step one using medium height plants.
4. Repeat steps one using shortest plants.
5. Water well.
6. Fertilize.

For More Inspiration of 10 on the Tenth stop by these lovely blogs!

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                 The Purple Hydrangea/ The Queen in Between/
                                   At Home With Jemma

Don't Forget to enter the LoveFeast Shop giveaway by leaving a comment!                 
              

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Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

45 comments:

  1. I am so tempted to go ahead and plant all my pots this weekend. Thanks for the great tips. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I often times believe that gardeners don't realize how easy it is to make our own container gardens. The real trick is having the patience to wait for the container to fill in!

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  2. I have always loved that saying! What a sweet giveaway.

    Love your gardening tips. You can't have full from the very first moment and it's fun to watch the plants grow. Bring on spring!!

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    1. I am with you Stacey, let's bring on Spring and grow beauty all around us!

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  3. Awesome planter and love the combination. Dusty Miller does great down here doesn't it? I have a plant here that started out as 5 inch and each season I have to keep moving it to a larger container. I think it might be time for it to just go in the ground. Great tips Jemma.. Enjoyed!

    Carole
    Garden Up Green

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    1. Happy Friday to you!
      Well, about the Dusty Miller, it is not my favorite plant by far, but just as you mentioned it thrives in Texas.
      At our previous home we had them in several flower beds combined with ornamental grass and seasonal color.
      I actually trimmed them to keep them under control and to keep them from getting "woody,"

      I just can't justify spending those over-inflated prices for ready made planters at the garden centers. Not to mention I enjoy making them myself!

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  4. I've been out planting some flower pots too! Love your combo - the dusty miller makes for a nice contrast. I go into high gear this time of year to get as much done as possible before the heat settles in. I'm enjoying our early spring. It's been heavenly.
    Cute saying on the giveaway sign.
    :-)
    Cecilia

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    1. It's that time of the year, or I suppose a little early but it sure feels good!
      Just think how full and abundant our flower pots will be in just a few weeks!

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  5. Lovely sign & planter! Planters are on my to do list also so,perfect timing! Spring fever has arrived here!! I love this time of year!

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    1. Laura,
      When you get back from your trip you will have your garden gloves on and hands in the soil! It'll be a beautiful thing:)

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  6. Great saying!! I used to start planting my pots this week when I lived in TX. Now I have to wait a couple of months. 😩😩 Have a great weekend, Jemma!!

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    1. I know Katie! But just remember your Summer time will be glorious and beautiful and ours will be hot and humid.
      I just know your green thumb prevails no matter where you live!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the planter idea. We just moved to a brand new "zone" and I am beginning to learn what works and doesn't work here. A spring planter is manageable and colorful!
    Pam C.
    treasuretoday@aol.com

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    1. I have gotten so that I do quite a bit of container gardening. Our weather can be so extreme here that I can control the soil, moisture and amount of sun this way.
      I think you will be pleased with this selection of plants for Spring. In the Summer months you may need to change them out depending on where you live.

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  8. We recently moved and I'm getting the garden/backyard ready. I so want it to be a welcoming space. I love what the sign says and so perfect for a relaxing home/yard/garden. Love your blog, Jemma! --Jennifer

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    1. I agree there is nothing quite as welcoming as blooming flowers!
      Thank you for your thoughtful visit too:)

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  9. Sweet giveaway and your container garden looks so pretty. Spring is in the air. My hubby and I spent hours outside yesterday, doing some yard work. My muscles are aching...LOL.
    I love having color all around us. So glad you got some quality time with your grandkids. Happy Thursday Jemm? Xo

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    1. Spring is in the air and I do believe that it arrived very early this year!
      Oh I just bet you had such an enjoyable time in the yard. I do know what you mean about sore muscles though-I planted part of our veggie garden and oh gosh I have a sore back!

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  10. Cute sign! I'm headed over to check out their shop. Thanks for the timely potting tips.

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    1. Love their shop and glad these tips were of assistance!

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  11. What a special sign!! I've been hit by the garden bug too and working my ground a little at a time. So ready for sunshine and warm days. Thank you for the potting tips. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Blessings xo

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    1. It sure is Spring in Texas! Already planted half of the vegetable garden.
      Love our Springs:)

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  12. Hey Jemma,
    Dianthus is one of my absolute favorite bedding plants! I love the combination you used - makes me want to get planting right now!
    Thanks for the inspiration. Happy spring, friend!

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    1. Dusty Miller is a different plant, but it sure adds some nice texture and interest to flower beds and containers!
      Happy Spring to you too!

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  13. Awe looks like you are ready for spring dear friend . I'm ready to do a little planting myself soon .whst a great giveaway . Headed over there now . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  14. Oh, your planter is just lovely! And, I would love being entered into the beautiful giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity. God bless you, sweet friend. :) So happy you were able to spend some precious time with your grandbabies!

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  15. Well , my sweet Jemma ... with temps in the high 50's yesterday , I was thinking about some spring pots . Then Mother Nature had a change of mind and we're at 30 degrees with 3 inches of snow ?!? Thanks for the tips on putting yours together !!! Lovvvve the sign , very unique. I'll have to follow them on IG . Have a delightful weekend. Love and hugs , Tammy ������

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  16. I am on my way to Oklahoma as I write this, but I am wishing that I were at home so that I could plant. I am a big believer in the Miracle Grow planting soil. It has always been a good thing in my garden. I hope you share your pretty plants as they get older! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your Spring planter is so pretty, Jemma, and I love those vibrant Pink flowers. It's wonderful that you got to spend time with your Grandbabies in Oklahoma. I bet it was nice to be back home after such a long trip. I will be taking a long road trip this Spring for a friend's wedding. The giveaway sign is charming, and Yes, I'd love a chance to win.

    Lots of goodies on here today. : )

    love, ~Sheri

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  18. Dearest Jemma, good afternoon!!!!!! I am so glad someone is having spring weather; you are ushering it in for the rest of us! We had almost spring-like weather a few days ago but it turned cold again. But it will come. Oh how pretty your flowers...thank you for the jump start! HUGS!

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  19. I can't wait for spring planting! It will be at least another month here in IL. In fact, we're due for snow Mon and Tues. :-( That sign is so cute. Thanks for including me in the giveaway!

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  20. What a sweet sign, I just love their items. Your pretty post has me itching to get outside and plant. Of course, I would have to dig through a few inches of fresh snow first. Just a little longer...c'mon spring!! :)

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  21. Jemma, love that sign. It's everything I can do NOT to start planting flowers. I always want to "jump tthe gun" and Sweet Shark always tells me to wait. Good thing I'm not at home this week. Like you were, I'm now visiting daughters and grandkids. Seems like end of March is always about getting ready to plant!

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  22. It's so lovely, Jemma! 'Tis the season to plant ;) Hugs, Cecilia

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    1. Oh my goodness--I'm so excited to be the winner! What a wonderful way to begin spring! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Jemma & thank you LoveFeast!

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  23. Well I'm an Oklahoma girl and sorry I missed you. I love your flowers.

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  24. Looking forward to making my own Spring planters. The giveaway is lovely as are the others item in their shop!

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  25. I like using planters for flowers. If something doesn't look good in one place or if it doesn't thrive there, you can easily move it to another location! Love the sign! Love and hugs!

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  26. I so wish I had a green thumb! I imagine we will put together a few planters and they will make it to maybe May 1st. Haha Hope you have a great week Jemma.

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  27. What a great post! Thank you for sharing this easy diy with us. I love gardening...I may just have to keep this post in mind. :)

    Love
    Ashley
    ps. I hope you will check out my etsy shop! ashleysyarnworks.etsy.com

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  28. Adorable pot Jemma, I love the colors you picked.

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  29. Such beautiful colors, so much better than the three ft of snow outside my window right now!!!

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  30. Dusty miller, dianthus and petunias are one of my favorite combos. The planter looks great and I can't wait to see what it looks like in another few weeks when the plants come into their own. It'll be awhile before I fill my planters but I'm eager for the chance!

    The site looks terrific -- I'm on my way over there. Your drawing may be closed (I've been on the road) but if not, please enter me! And if so, luck to the entrants!

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  31. What a sweet saying and yes, spring fever is hitting hard!

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  32. Sweet sign my daughter was married what a great gift

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