Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"If I Had a Green Thumb" Flower Baskets

If I had a green thumb, these are some of the flowers I would have growing in my flower garden.  I love bulbs, like Hyacinth, Tulips, and Daffodils.  For some reason, I'm always too late...you have to plan ahead for those type flowers!

I live in South Texas, so some of these flowers just don't survive our summer climate, or our soil. One example...hydrangeas.  Not sure Forsythia's grow here either.  And Dogwood...nope!  Never seen one here!

I wanted a "French Flower Basket" look for my spring door decor.  Since I don't have a garden, I'll pretend I went to the fresh flower market (called Michael's) and grabbed these beauties up.  

Then, just haphazardly arranged them in these wicker baskets, with look...a little moss growing on them!  I know you're surprised, coming from me.  
(I'll moss anything!)



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21 comments:

  1. Hi Janis, Your baskets are lovely! The wonderful thing about buying the blooms at Michael's instead of picking them in the garden is that they are all at their prime at the same time! By the time my hydrangeas look as good as yours the forsythia and tulips are long gone! Beautiful baskets and front doors! Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! Isn't it true, they just don't last as long as I'd like them to, either. We have Mountain Laurels that have gorgeous purple blossoms that smell like grape koolaid...and they are gone within weeks. I so appreciate your kind comments! Blessings...

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    1. Thanks Betsy! and no watering...lol

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  3. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! Color has a way of perking me up! Appreciate your sweet comment!

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  4. Love this! Did you get the basket at Michael's too?

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    1. Oh Elizabeth...thank you! I already had these baskets, and I think I found them at an antique fair, but they were new. I think I've seen some similar at Hobby Lobby, though. Thanks for visiting!!!

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  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Janis!! Great seeing you the other day.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Can't wait to see you all set up and moved in! Great location!! I'm hoping to start painting SOON!! You'll, of course, get to see the pics...cuz I'll be posting the before and after! Have a Blessed Easter!

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  6. These came out beautiful. I love the idea of baskets on the front door. Thank you so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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    1. You are sooooo welcome Jenny! Appreciate you hosting!

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  7. These are SO beautiful! I love all of the colors against the baskets! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Sure thing, gals! Just LOVE your party!

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  8. These baskets are wonderful. They make your doorway so cheery!

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    1. Thanks Michaela! I love spring colors, for sure! Hope it's inviting!! Appreciate your comment!

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  9. I love flowers from our garden! I love the idea of using a basket. Your flowers are so beautiful!!

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  10. These baskets are wonderful. They make your doorway so cheery!

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  11. This is great! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see.Good post with useful tips and ideas

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