Thursday, June 7, 2012

Teacup update

You may recall (and be wondering about) the teacup I got as a Mother's Day gift. I finally decided to put gerbera daisies in it. I love those flowers! I've tried them before, but put them in the ground, and they didn't do very well for some reason. So I'm hoping they'll do better in a pot teacup!

Here's my little model with too much sun in her face, but wearing a very appropriate T-shirt, next to my now-filled teacup.

I'll get some better pics later, in better light, and after the flowers are looking nicer. The original blooms here are starting to fade, but more are on the way.

My plan is to put them in my sewing room window during the winter. They'll be a little cool, but they'll get full sun and hopefully keep blooming... or at least stay alive till next spring. And they won't get chewed on by a certain dear-to-my-heart cat!

I like that the teacup is pretty heavy, so the wind won't be taking it anywhere. Yet it's portable so I can move it from one side of the house to the other, to protect the flowers from the gale-force winds we get some days. And so I can bring it into the garage every night to protect it from digging raccoons or skunks or whatever!


annie dee said...

Teacup and the model look terrific! Good choice with the daisies!

Grandma G said...

Thank you!

Grace said...

Lovely pot of flowers and the cute little girl is 'Just my cup of tea'.

Grandma G said...

For sure, Grace... for sure!! :)