In a Teacup

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Shamrocks & a Fairy

What you need:

  • Shamrock with 1 root.
  • 1 White hot Monster Pansie plant
  • 1 small Swedish Ivy plant ( mine is from my garden)
  • handful of pebbles or gravel 
  • 9 oz. teacup - similar (purchase here) 
  • Elder Fairy - Similar (purchase here) 
  • gazing ball pic - Similar  (purchase here) 

Steps: 8

Plant Cost: $1 .46

Rated: Very Easy Arrangement

This is a fun planting you can put together inside, even if it's been raining for three days, or snowing.  Can you hear me whining?  You can find shamrocks in the stores now and pansies in the nurseries.  The 9 oz. teacup gives you a little extra room to plant in, as it is larger than a regular teacup.  

The fairy, a collector's item, is fine hand painted porcelain, and made from the drawings of Cicely Mary Barker, who was born in South London in 1895.  Her Flower Fairies books that were published in 1923, became famous all over the world.  Recently, the factory closed where the flower fairy porcelain figurines were being made.  The artisans who made them and hand painted them were getting older and the newer generation wanted to move into the city.  So the figurines are becoming rare.  Next week I will have links where you can find them.

If you have your teacup, fairy, gazing ball and plants, let's begin. 

 Here are your materials.

Here are your materials.

 Pour handful of pebbles or gravel into bottom of cup.

Pour handful of pebbles or gravel into bottom of cup.

 Loosen root ball of 1 pansy.

Loosen root ball of 1 pansy.

 Loosen roots of Shamrock.  Select 1 root and plant.

Loosen roots of Shamrock.  Select 1 root and plant.

 Plant pansy.

Plant pansy.

 Plant Shamrock in back.

Plant Shamrock in back.

 Plant Swedish Ivy in front on left.

Plant Swedish Ivy in front on left.

 Add soil to fill in any holes and even out.

Add soil to fill in any holes and even out.

 Put fairy on stand.

Put fairy on stand.

 Place in cup slightly to the right.

Place in cup slightly to the right.

 Add gazing stone to the left of fairy.

Add gazing stone to the left of fairy.

  The little shamrock flowers are just the right scale for the fairy.

The little shamrock flowers are just the right scale for the fairy.

 You are done.  Enjoy this little ray of sunshine.

You are done.  Enjoy this little ray of sunshine.