Early Spring Bloomers – Pansies/Violas
One of my favorite spring flowers are the Pansies and Violas. Pansies and violas are cold tolerant plants and are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and will keep blooming until the heat of the summer. Add them to an old container such as a bucket and they are adorable.
I have 3 galvanized buckets that I inherited from my husband’s aunt.
They were his grandmothers before that. His grandmother operated an Apple orchard so they were probably used for that purpose. It is fun knowing some of the history behind the buckets.
When I was given the buckets I was super excited/happy. I love reclaimed items. Just goes to show that the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is so true.
This bucket is in pretty good shape. The other one I used for the herb garden had part of the bottom rusted out which worked great for the herbs.
Since this didn’t have a bottom that had holes, I added a few holes in the bottom for drainage.
Next I added rocks to create a way for the water to drain to the bottom of the bucket.
Same as the herb garden if you want to see how I did that.
To keep the flowers blooming you will need to pinch or clip off the wilted blooms so that they do not go to seed.
I do this every day or every other day. Its not hard to do.
I have them on my front porch.
What type of containers have you put flowers in? Do you like vintage containers?
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