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.

4 thoughts on “Spring Pansies, Another Turtle Topiary”

  1. Once again you’ve make a cute one! Love the pansies! I’m still trying to figure out what will grow in our garden and the crazy hot FL heat before tackling one of these too darn cute turtles!

    1. I would find gardening in your climate challenging! Not just to find plants that would grow well, but to make sure none of them can grow too well and take over the yard.

  2. 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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