Garden Photo of the Day

Dress up your pots for Easter!

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Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

Today’s photo is from Danielle Sherry, one of FG’s Associate Editors. She says: “There’s not much to choose from at the nurseries in early spring–especially when it comes to container gardening plants. Bored with just sticking pansies in my pots, I decided to turn them into Easter baskets. The weeping willow tree in our yard was just started to bud out, so I trimmed a few branches and stuck both ends into the soil, creating a handle of sorts. Then, to add a little “grass” to the basket, I cut off some leaves from a yucca plant and stuck those in too. Every proper Easter basket needs some eggs, so I threw in one or two of my glass garden baubles to top off the effect. The pots turned out pretty cute–I’m sure the Easter Bunny will approve.” Thanks, Danielle!

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  1. nerrijane 04/02/2010

    What a great idea!!

  2. michgardner 04/02/2010

    I loved your Easter basket-very creative! I also have a weeping willow in back and I'm on my way outside to cut off a few low branches to add to my urns on the front porch. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Mwick 04/02/2010

    Very nice. I love this idea!

  4. agardener 04/03/2010

    That photo brought a smile! Thanks for such an easy idea to create a gift.

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