What does one give a friend for a housewarming present? Well, this friend loves shabby chic, Jane Austen and gardening. So let's start on this project.
I found this cute china bowl with a lip at an estate sale. It could be a bowl used to pour cream onto strawberries.
Going to Home Depot led me to this precious little ivy. The pot is only 1-1/2
To allow for better drainage, I layered tiny paver rocks into the bottom of the bowl.
When I pulled the plant out of the tiny pot, I saw the wick coming out of the bottom. It is important to lay this wick amongst the paver rocks.
After placing the plant in an upright position in the bowl....
I added some of that great composting soil from out back in the flower bed.
I would warn about watering such a tiny plant. I would rather spritz the plant with a bottle of
water instead of pouring water onto it. I think that the plant is too delicate to withstand the pressure of the pouring water.
I was lucky enough to pick up this Jane Austen Air Freshener. The shabby pink and baby blue colors in the packaging helped too.
Using piece of shell pink ribbon, the plant and the freshener were attached.
The petite planted ivy and air freshener will be a novel house warming present.
I hope she likes it.
Before taking the gift to her, I took out one of my domes and placed it over the plant. I think this will allow the plant to retain more moisture.