Archive for 13/01/2014


That Bloomin' Garden

Making Tea Cup Planters for Mothers day

Each year we always need to earn a bit of seed money for the school garden. Why not plant a gift for Mother’s Day and have a mini plant sale the week before the special day?

tea cup planters

Start by planning ahead. Check out local thrift shops for bone china tea cups without the saucers. What I have found is many thrift shops throw teacups that are missing their saucers into the trash. If you ask, they may even wish to donate the tea cups to your school garden. What a great way to recycle something that would have been otherwise thrown out.

You could also collect old tea pots. These are all very beautiful planted up with flowers. The trick to planting tea cups is using the right plants. I like to plant Violas for this project. They are small flowers with a small root system and fit perfectly into most…

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