It is so hot here now I really can’t do much in the garden, except to keep it well watered. The weeds and perennial cut backs will just have to wait for cooler days. I ended up cleaning out a few kitchen drawers of all things and ran across some mini loaf pans that I once used to make individual Christmas cakes for gifts.
These little baking pans are just 2’’x 4” in size and can be found in most better cooking stores. I thought they would make cute mini flower gardens for the table or windowsill.
First job was to raid the garden. I went looking for hens & chicks, sedum, thyme and geraniums. There is so much growth in these plants you would never know I stole a few.
After filling the pans with good potting soil I arranged and planted my specimens and gave everything a good drink. Next I added a few decorative rocks for interest. You could also use marbles or colored stones and gems.
I had a few of these little vials which I pushed down into the soil for adding a cut flower that I can change on a regular basis. For one I added some sprigs of fresh lavender and the other I used a mini daylily bloom from Hemerocallis “Raspberry Pixie”. I found these awhile back in a scrapbooking store but the dollar store might have them too.
I thought they turned out quite lovely and plan to use them at the kitchen table. Each day I can change the flower bloom to suite my mood for the day! With all the new daylilies in bloom I can go out to the field and have a new look every morning.
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