Patio Gardening & Easter Grass

March 07, 2018
Good morning and welcome to my little patio garden. We finally have sunshine! I thought for certain that we were going to float away right down into the Gulf of Mexico with all of the rain that we have been having. But we didn't! So I have been spending the past few afternoons on our patio basking in the afternoon sunshine.

Dreaming and planning and fussing in the soil.

With this little Fairy who likes to get messy in the dirt too.

I think best in the garden, in the sunshine, with the fresh air swirling all around me and it was right here that I decided to plant some grass for a Spring/ Easter centerpiece.

So I began this project by saving a portion of the egg shells of the eggs that I use during the week for baking, and breakfast time.

Then I filled those egg shells with potting soil.

Added some Cat Grass seeds.

Covered those little cat grass seeds with soil and now I wait...

Looking forward to sharing the results with you soon! Happy gardening!


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  1. This is really a cute idea. I cannot wait for our Spring to arrive. We have probably another good month before we see any kind of Spring. Enjoy your sunshine and warm temps.

  2. Penny at Enjoying The Simple ThingsMarch 7, 2018 at 2:16 AM

    What a wonderful idea!! We are having flurries here today in NC...brrrr!

  3. What a cute idea Jemma. You always amaze me at what you come up with girl. Looks like we might be getting another frost so holding off on my little gardening. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. I love this and want to do some! Thanks for prompting.
    Glad you have sunshine!😎 Happy Gardening!💐

  5. This is a great idea -- and Lizzie would love it too!

  6. Your little fairy made me smile with the dirt on her face...too cute! I'm loving our sunshine too but I know by July we'll be wishing for the rain again so just trying to go with the flow! The cat grass will be so pretty when it grows. I have a pot of it - my kitty has been munching on it. 🙂

  7. Oh, my goodness! This looks like so much fun! You have so much wisdom and knowledge, sweet friend. It is so wonderful to visit with you and to learn so much from you. You and your blog are such a dear gift to this world!!

  8. Cute idea! Can't wait to see how it grows!

  9. This is so inspiring, Jemma. I haven't planted anything in pots yet but plan to hit the nursery this week.

  10. I love this. I always wanted to plant a Easter basket with this grass in the bottom! 🐰🌷

  11. We are buried in snow today and gardening seems so far off right now. Thank you for sharing your sunshine with us! :)

  12. Love this. The simplest pleasures always bring such great reward. Glad you failed the rains ok!

  13. Jemma, playing in the sunshine on your patio sounds like so much fun. We haven't had enough warm days yet to do this but I am looking forward to playing in the dirt and planting some flowers. Your cat grass seed idea is very clever. I guess you could start any kind of seeds this way, right?

  14. Good morning Jemma!

    It looks to me as if your weather is doing very well out there, and if not, you are making YOUR OWN SUNSHINE! Lovely images that are starting to inspire me for spring! Be well dear friend!

  15. I've been planting seeds and bulbs like crazy. Spring can't come fast enough for me!!! Love the idea of planting in egg shells.

  16. This is such a cute idea and brings back so many memories of doing things like this with our children when they were little. I had a garden window filled with all kinds of plants, but when Springtime rolled around, it became the nursery for starting seedlings. I think I enjoyed watching those little seeds grow into plants at least as much as my kiddos!

    Warm hugs, Carol

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