Monday, April 02, 2007

my tennessee window boxes from last year.
Window Box recipe

First day of spring break. We are staying in town this week because we have family coming in town (woo hoo, it is so great because I always get so much organized when that happens)

Me and the girls took a trip to IKEA. Jeff and I always go when Annie Kate is in school and since we refuse to go on a weekend, I thought it would be a fun thing to do. It is like an amusement park for kids. It was crazy but I discovered a few finds.

You can buy the mini kids silver spoons. 6 for like $3.00. I love these things. They came in the kitchen set we bought there awhile back. I am not a fan of plastic kids spoon. These repackaged would be darling as a baby gift.
Our Easter week began with full force on Sunday. One of the things I wanted to do was take the girls to the Temple during the week. As it is closed on Monday's we were the only car in the lot. It was quiet and as always beautiful.
Around the corner from the temple is a great gardening shop, which i am sure is so overpriced. But Monday's everything is 20% off. so me and the girls got a wagon and did some plant shopping. Caroline was determined to pull the wagon to the back of the car at the top of the hill... and she did.

Here are my ingredients that I bought.
Hedera Ivy - it has a little yellow on it that I liked
Dracaena Spikes
Bridal Showers - sutera cordata - white flower
Red Petunia's - Easy Wave, these seem to spread better
Golden Anniversary - lamium maculatum - lime green and yellow
a small purple pansy like flower i got at sam's club last week
Verbena - purple

We shall see how they grow. I had lots of helpers when I planted them, so I hope the little plants survived the transplant!


lelly said...

i can't wait to see how the window boxes grow!

Anne said...

When I lived in College Park I would go to Ikea all of the time. It was only 10 minutes away. I would come out of there with so much stuff I didn't want/need, it's such a dangerous place!

You'll have to post pics of your plants in their new home. I am not one to be trusted when it comes to living things such as plants (and small fish), I tend to kill them.

A. Buchanan said...

dude we have an IKEA coming in about 2 months...

michelle said...

I love window boxes and the ones you had in Tennessee were gorgeous! Can't wait to see how your new ones turn out.

Can't wait for our IKEA, either! I love that place.

Elizabeth said...

We have a trip to the temple planned this week also.
I miss Ikea, my kids love it as much as I do.

Jill said...

Don't you just love shopping for plants and flowers? Whitney and I haven't gone yet this year, but it's one of our favorite things to do.

As always, I'm jealous of your IKEA.

Michelle A. said...

Love the window boxes, we just got our first signs of spring with some bulbs coming out of the ground. I'm really excited!

The temple is as beautiful as always and love that idea of going to the temple on a day noone else is there - must have been really peaceful.

Price Cream Parlor said...

Our IKEA is slow in the making. I am dying! Such fun stuff. Your window boxes are stunning - love the new finds in the wagon! Too fun!

Amanda :-) said...

Hilarious that Ikea fever has taken hold over there.

We have a rival to Ikea here now - ILVA. They're Danish, and luscious.

I think your plant selection is fail-safe, Kristi. Red petunias and lime green 'lamium maculatum' sounds great! Hope they thrive for you.