Friday, April 14, 2017

On the Door for Good Friday

When Peter the Outlaw Gardener went searching for spring at Watson's, a beautiful garden center near Tacoma, I found inspiration in his photos of grapevine basket wreaths on display.   After I spotted this large wreath on the curb at trash day earlier in the week it was time to give the idea try.


Grapevines from my garden are a decorative top layer since I used wire for the basket and to hold the moss in place.


Plants were my only purchase for this project and all will easily transplant to my garden at a later date.  L-R:  Guara Lindheimeri (white flowers just ready to open), Zinna 'Crystal Orange', Oregano 'Jim Best', Basil 'Crimson King', Dichondra 'Silver Ponyfoot', and Zinnia 'Double Fire'.


A happy Easter weekend to all!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link love Shirley! Your wreath is fabulous and looks amazing framing the Texas star in the leaded glass on your front door! Happy Easter to you too!

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    1. Thank you Peter and keep going with those inspiration posts.

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  2. that silver ponyfoot is such a covetable plant!!

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    1. I see it used in planters all over the world and especially here since it is a native plant to Texas. The green variety grows naturally in my yard.

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  3. Wonderful! I remember admiring that wreath on Peter's site, then promptly forgot about it. Your version is lovely. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Kris. I often forget to do things I see in posts but this one just seemed to come together easily.

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  4. That's beautiful, Shirley. Happy Easter!

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  5. What a fun idea! And I love the fact that you picked up the wreath on the curb! Great combo!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. It was perfect. I have several but they were too small for this project. As you know we have some pretty nice trash in the'hood.

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  6. Hi Shirley.
    The wreath is beautiful..I'm inspired to create one too.
    Thank you and Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you Jack, it was fun to give the idea a try.

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  8. perfect seasonal tribute...Happy Easter!

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  9. Happy Easter, Shirley! Kudos on repurposing!

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    1. Thanks Alison, it's amazing what gets tossed out around here.

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  10. Happy belated Easter to you...the wreath is excellent, especially with that door and the stained glass. Nice to see something other than our Zia sign everywhere!

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