Wreath on the Door has moved to a new location! We are now located in The Cotton Company, 306 S. White Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina. The new space will have longer hours and is located in historic downtown Wake Forest in a renovated Cotton Mill. Please stop by our new space and check out all of our new items.
I have fallen in love with blue and white china over the past few years. And of course, I love topiaries, so I was very excited when I found these blue and white bowls. I used them as the base for topiaries that I made from preserved moss. I just added them to my Wreath on the Door retail space at Galleria Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. At last count, I had created over 60 topiaries for my space – but these might be my favorite! At least, until I find more blue and white pots.
Wreath on the Door has a new larger retail space in Raleigh and I am so excited about it! I’ve moved into the Galleria Raleigh, a very cool, very large retail space in the Six Forks area of Raleigh. Galleria Raleigh is located at 9650 Strickland Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, noon to 5 pm. The store is comprised of over fifty independently owned booths selling home interiors, clothing, artwork, jewelry and pottery. I had a lot of fun creating items for my bigger space. I made over 60 topiaries for the shop and several wreaths as well. If you are looking for something interesting for your home, please stop by Wreath on the Door at Galleria Raleigh.
For several years now, I have wanted to make a tiered, or stacked, flower planter and this year I finally did it. This was a pretty easy project. First, I bought three plastic flower pots – a small one, a medium one and a large one. I went with black pots because all of my other pots on the back patio are black and I wanted them to be uniform in color. I chose plastic because they are lightweight and better for stacking. I also bought two very inexpensive plastic pots to put inside the two lower pots. These “inside” pots did two things: 1) they take up space inside the main pots so that you need less soil, and 2) they form a base for the main pots to sit on, which helps to elevate them to the right height. You could skip the “inside” pots, but then you would need a lot more soil and the stacked pots would not be as sturdy if they are simply resting on soilTake your larger inside pot and put it, upside down, into the largest pot. Then, fill the rest of the pot with soil, taking care not to cover the top of the inside pot. Next, put your next largest pot on top of the upside down pot and continue filling the rest of the larger pot with soil. Repeat the process again until you have three pots, stacked on top of each other. In order to make them sturdy and not fall over in a strong wind, I buried the middle and top pot about one third of the way into the soil in the larger pot.
Once you have your stacked pots filled with soil, you are ready to plant. These pots are made for trailing plants, so look for things that have that growing habit, such as petunias, million bells; or trailing lobelia as well as plants that add some green, such as silver licorice, vinca vine or any other trailing annuals you can find at your local garden center. I used a mix of different colored and sized petunias as well as vinca vines to give the pots some interest and variation. It took my stacked pots about five weeks to really fill out to the point where you really can’t see the top and middle pots. I suspect by the end of summer, you won’t be able to see the lower planter either. I am so pleased with how these stacked pots turned out, that I may make some smaller versions next year as well.