Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Home on Wednesday} - Potted Daisies

Daisies in galvanised buckets

Way back in 2009, we travelled to the south of France, along the French Riviera.  Somewhere along the way, by a shop doorway in one of the many villages we wandered through, I saw a daisy plant in a galvanised iron tub.  It's been an image that stayed with me the past few years, so I finally decided it was time I had my pot of daisies.

The Queenslander split front staircase at our home starts with two not particularly attractive concrete slabs.  Completely uninspiring, and just begging for some attention and some sort of makeover.  It was here I decided my potted daisy should go.

But, hey, why stop at one!  I now have eight tubs and pots in various sizes, evoking those memories every time I walk up the stairs.

And what's the best thing about daisies?  According to Miss TikiBoo, they are perfect for picking!

bunch of daisies

Potted daisies in galvanised pots

Daisy flower


Here are some tips if you like this idea:

  • Look around for different sized pots and buckets.  I visited several different nurseries and hardware stores to source mine.  They cost $9 - $15 each. My large tubs are actually designed to be tubs to hold ice and drinks, the medium pots are actually buckets and the smaller pots are from Ikea, similar to this.
  • Make sure you drill holes for drainage in the base of each pot or bucket prior to planting.
  • I selected Federation Daisies (Yellow - "Surfer Girl"; Pink - "Summer Pink" and a traditional white).  I also have a potted lavender in the arrangement.  Herbs would suit as well, and would add to the "cottage garden" feel.
  • Daisies like a sunny spot, but will dry out quickly so don't forget to water regularly.
  • If you "dead-head" (ie: cut off the withering flowers) your daisy plants regularly, it encourages your plant to continue blooming.


What have you done in your garden recently?

This post is the first in a new series I'm introducing to my blog "Home on Wednesday". Look out for my At Home posts each week to see how things are progressing around our home and garden!

{Primp}

If you have stopped by, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment or just say hello so I know that you've been here. Thank you!

7 comments:

  1. That is such a terrific idea to dress up your front stairs. It looks fantastic. xx

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  2. Hi Kathryn,
    Your daisies are beautiful in their tubs. It's spring there? Here it's fall, and I should have planted the daffodil bulbs, but they are still waiting in that bag. Hmm.

    Glad you are enjoying!
    Noreen

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  3. This is a great idea, lovely x

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  4. HI Kathryn

    Oh I love daisies so much!!! I really do.

    I always used to say they were the happiest flower and when I heard that line that meg ryan said about daisies in the movie You've Got Mail - I couldn't believe the parallel we had about them.

    "Daisies are the happiest flowers in the world"

    have a wonderful day lovely lady

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

    x

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  5. I have an old Queenslander home too this is a great idea, they look so lovely at the front of your steps thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day my friend.

    Always Wendy

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  6. That is such a charming idea Daisies on Pots,

    and looks really lovely too ♥

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  7. Hello from WA! I love the galvanised pots, we have one on our porch too, but would love a lot more! Baby steps... Would love to keep in touch and I look forward to visiting again soon. God bless x

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