Thursday, February 06, 2014

I live in a small space so…

I decided to try to make a small little planter project I found, both in a magazine (maybe Sunset or Good Housekeeping?) and on Pinterest.  Yes, they are corks…the left is a wine cork and the right a cork from a Barefoot Champagne bottle.


I ripped the idea out of the magazine awhile ago and put it up on the refrigerator.


Then assembled everything I needed for the project.  I actually used the little clamps I buy at Harbor Freight as clamps!  (I use them as chip bag clips.)  The magnetic strip comes with a sticky backing but I also white-glued the strip on the cork after I had shaved one side flat.  Then clamped the strips until the glue was dry.  GET used his big construction type drill to make a hole in one end of the cork…overkill of use for the drill he said but it worked!  I used the old spoon to place a tiny amount of potting soil into the hole and the brown chopstick to pack the soil around the plant.


I snuck--SHHH!--over to the neighbors to steal two teeny cuttings of a succulent.  I have dozens of succulents on the deck back at Laguna Seca but I am still staying in my sister’s home while it is for sale and she has no succulents in her yard.


These tiny little plants will take just a tiny bit of space in my 5th wheel RV home when we are back home.  I think I like the champagne cork planter the best!  I will try and find some with unique graphics.  And I won’t mind the search one bit!


Cheers!  Here’s to more teeny planter pots!

Monday, February 03, 2014

I’m not there but…

Judy has been watering my plants while we are taking care of my sister Micki’s home sale and affairs...  She sent me this photo of my daffodils in bloom.  I missed them this year!

I planted the bulbs with my jade so the pot looks good year-round.  The daffodils in this pot almost always bloom in January. daffodils in bloom

The fact that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter doesn’t apply much here in California.groundhog day shadow 

Happy Monday everyone

daffodils in bloom