Spring Pansies, Another Turtle Topiary

Check out these cheery spring pansies in a turtle planter!

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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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.

Check out these cheery spring pansies in a turtle planter!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. Cheery Spring Pansies planted in a turtle topiary planter!

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Author: The Shade Gardener

Hi there! I'm Vanessa, the Shade Gardener. I live in a tiny little house in Ontario with my 2 grown boys, 2 dogs and a cat, where I do my best to grow plants in a heavily shaded yard and soil like cement. I am passionate about my family, my pets, MCM furniture and cheese. When I'm not in the garden I do a bit of crafting and sewing. Sometimes I build topiary animals from chicken wire for fun.

2 thoughts on “Spring Pansies, Another Turtle Topiary”

  1. Great job on the video. Just popped over from the ProBlogger facebook page! Amazing lighting in your work! Thanks for sharing!

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