~ Hi everyone! ~
Hopefully you have all recovered from your 4th of July festivities.
I have been fighting some kind of summer cold/cough thing, but I think I'm starting to feel a bit better today.
Yesterday I went out to the home improvement store and bought a few new plants for outside.
While I was there, I decided to get a couple new ones for inside as well.
My green thumb is not what it used to be, so I often feel the need to start over with a new houseplant every now and then. I just can't look at them if they get to sad and droopy.
I bought an ivy and a ?? I actually have no idea what the name of this other one is...
Some type of palm?
I bought the cute pot it's in too.
Feel free to let me know what the name of this plant is, if you happen to know.
I also made the ivy into a topiary using wire hangers.
I took my cue from Karianne at Thistlewood Farms. She has a great tutorial, and a soap and water solution for mites. She's the best!
Because I am really bad at reading directions or following instruction, I looked at her pretty pictures, and made my own without the benefit of instruction. I used almost the length of 2 coat hangers, clipping off the hanger end and the twisty end. (Yes, that's a word, ok?)
They are kinda hard to bend into a perfect circle, and I am not overly patient when it comes to those things, so I wound up with something that looked a bit rough, but looks great with the ivy wound around it.
I used my wire cutters to snip off the ends of the hanger that I wanted gone.
I only had a few leaf casualties.
I wound each stem of ivy individually, alternating one from the left, then one from the right. I think I did about three on each side of varying lengths.
Here it is in it's new home on a side table in my living room.
I wrapped some extra burlap around it for fun.
(I know how to get crazy, right?)
So that's it for today!
I am off to run errands, and shuttle the little guy to karate.
See you tomorrow with another project.
(That's assuming all goes well with it! Cross your fingers!)