Today is the official first day of spring and it’s my Momma’s birthday! I know she is dancing today in Heaven!
I love living in the midwest and the changing of the seasons. It is true what they say, you want what you don’t have and growing up, I didn’t have seasons. Most of my life was spent in Arizona until the age of 14 when I moved to Minnesota. I loved Minnesota! I loved it for many reasons, but the seasons were definitely a huge part of it. And the birth of spring, well there just isn’t anything like it. The tree branches are bare and then all of a sudden you see the first buds of spring on every branch. (Oh, I forgot to tell you, I am obsessed with trees! I didn’t have these beautiful trees growing up and something about their leaves blowing in the wind and the sound they make sets my heart on fire.) You think I’m crazy. Well, next time you are outside and there are many mature trees and the wind is blowing, close your eyes. You’ll hear it. And maybe for the first time! It is a magical sound!
February and March can be so daunting. The anticipation grows for the sun on your face and the warmth on your skin. And instead, you will continue to see snow. Now, I love snow too! Remember, I didn’t grow up with it! So I LOVE when it falls from the sky. But in March, I am just like everyone else. Stop snowing! Give us flowers! Bring on the sunshine!
A few years ago, I decided to bring a little bit of spring inside where I can control it. I started planting grass for my Easter table. And now, it is one of the things I look forward to in the spring.
It’s so beautiful and so easy! Here’s what you need to get started.
Imagine your table and the kind of containers you want to use. I use different ones every year. This year I used two Singer sewing machine drawers and some turquoise pots to accent. I always plant a branch that I cut from one of my trees and hang my Easter ornaments. Then I put colored Easter eggs in the grass. I found these gold foiled Easter eggs at Kirkland’s this year. I love that store! I always find little treasures in there and love strolling around looking at everything. I don’t get that time to myself often, so just thinking about it makes me happy!
Since I was using these little wooden drawers this year, I had to line them with something since I would need to water the grass. I used thick black garbage bags that I cut to fit the inside and taped to the sides. The dirt helps hold it in place as well. Since the grass would only be in them for about 4 weeks, I didn’t need to think of a permanent solution. Fill the container 3/4 of the way to the top with soil, sprinkle grass seed and cover with a remaining layer of soil.
- Painters cloth or tarp (To place under your project. It gets a little messy)
- Black garbage bag (cut and place it inside your container if it is not a garden container)
- Grass seed (I used Scott’s Turf Builder Grass Seed)
- Potting mix (I used Nature’s Care Organic Potting Mix. It worked great!)
- Salt shaker (Since the project is so small, I used a salt shaker to water the grass seed)
- Colored plastic Easter eggs
- Branch from outside (or you can buy one of the pre-made trees. I know they are in the dollar section of Target right now)
- Easter ornaments or eggs (I have collected these throughout the years. But I know they are at Target, JoAnn Fabrics, Kirkland’s just to name a few)
Happy Spring! It will be here soon! And I will be thinking of my Mom all day today. Spring is officially here Momma!