Put together a crocus planter for late winter or early spring using bulbs from the grocery store. An easy and inexpensive decorating project!
Although we’ve had a fairly mild winter compared to last year, I can’t help but feel a little hum-drum this time of year. Even if all the snow has melted and it’s warm by February’s standards, I’m craving the beautiful green that comes along with spring. Branches budding out, bulbs peeking through, birds chirping… it’s definitely worth looking forward to, right?
Something tells me I’ll be waiting a while. Darn. In the meantime, I thought I’d cheat winter and put together an easy spring crocus planter that can sit on our front porch bench when the weather is playing nice and brought back inside when winter just won’t let go.
Crocus Planter How-to
Although I’ve forced bulbs in the past, for this project I kept it simple and picked up inexpensive pots of crocus flowers at the grocery store. You could use tulips, hyacinths or any other bulb you’d like. Select bulbs that are just beginning to bloom so they’ll last longer.
When transferring the plants to your container, you may need to gently pull the roots apart (mine were root bound). Make sure the potting mix covers all around and doesn’t surpass the existing top layer.
Water thoroughly, allowing the soil to become slightly dry between applications. Crocuses (or croci) like bright locations but still like to be cool. Cooler locations will definitely extend the flower life of your plants.
After the flowers fade, I’ll plant the bulbs in my front flower bed for next spring. I have quite a few blooms that have started out as planters, such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. They make great springtime cut flowers too.
Enjoy your day!