For a fresh pop of color in the spring, I adore spring pansies! Especially if it’s a mix of color like these are. We’ve finally had a break in the weather here so I’ve had a look at all the yard work I need to do.
Unfortunately, my turtles from last year did not do so well over the winter. I blame myself for not properly winterizing them and the dogs for doing what boy dogs do. Because of the dogs, this turtle needed a complete do over instead of a simple replanting. Which gave me the perfect opportunity to make a better video of the process!
To make this Topiary you’ll need:
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- A small roll of chicken wire
- A 14″ wire hanging basket
- 4 clay pots – either 4 or 4 1/2″ will work.
- Florist wire and a heavier gauge wire.
- 4 washers
- Sphagnum moss
- Potting soil.
- A pair of snips to cut the wire.
- A flat of pansies.
Building the topiary is the same process as the Succulent Turtle but you can check out the video too. I’m getting a handle on the technical side of recording video tutorials so it’s better than the first one!
I’ve talked a couple of times about alternatives to succulents when planting your topiary because not everyone has the right conditions for growing succulents.
This topiary planted with spring pansies looks so cheerful on my deck that I’m glad I tried it myself. Later on in the season when it gets too hot here for pansies I’ll replace them with begonias.
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