Friday, July 17, 2009

Potting and Planting

My Mother in Law gave me this plant many years ago, before we moved to Illinois. I had to keep it on top of our entertainment center because that was the only place high enough where I could let it hang.

I've been looking for a small trellis so that it wouldn't have to be hanging down, and I could move it to a better location. It doesn't get much light way up there on top of the TV, not to mention it's quite an effort to water and prune it. I've been to all the garden stores and craft stores. I can't find a small trellis anywhere! Today I got this new, larger pot. I transplanted it but didn't want to put it back up in it's high spot. I decided to call on my (almost non existent) crafty side and make one of my own. I kept thinking "Uncle Harry could whip up one of those things in 5 minutes!". So, for lack of scrap wood around my house, I used chop sticks and glue gun. Can you see them? I sure hope not. I glued about 6 chop sticks together and wrapped the vine around them. Now I can put the plant where ever I like, without worrying about the vines having to hang down. Almost genius.

Tia has been getting the gardening bug lately too. We picked up a kids seed starter kit while at the craft store today. When her sister went down for her nap, we got into it.

I think it's a bit late in the season to be starting seeds, but it was a fun little project and it gave us something special to do while it was just the two of us.
Tia is proud of her seeds and has been checking about ever 2 minutes to see if they've grown! I really hope they take.

1 comment:

The Sugden Family said...

I can't believe you don't consider yourself creative, you are so crafty!! Nice job!! Tia looks so proud, how sweet! I hope they sprout for her, too!