Monday, February 15, 2016
Visiting family and needing a quick gift
So, later this morning, we'll drive up north to visit my father-in-law and his wife. I like to bring something, some small thing that's either edible or something to watch grow.
I had this on my mind for a few days last week, trying to think of something I could put together quickly.
And this is what I came up with, using what I had on hand. It's something they can put on their deck and watch grow and bloom, through the window over the next several weeks.
So, you know all of those bulbs that I planted, The pink hyacinths are coming up very nicely and look like they'll be the first of all of the bulbs to bloom. I had them all potted in rather small individual plastic pots. For a gift-y item, I put 3 of those bulbs into one larger pot. Then I added some of the grape hyacinths, also coming up well, and tied with a bow. For a price breakdown, I had the pots. The large hyacinth bulbs were originally $5.99 for 4 bulbs. I bought them at 75% off that price, $1.49 for all 4. I used 3, for a cost of $1.12, plus 59 cents for the grape hyacinth bulbs. The full pot of spring flowers to bloom, for under $2. I always have recycled ribbons on hand, so no real cost there, either.
A nice, sweet gift, with more love and thought, than cost. (And, truthfully, I really enjoyed playing with the dirt, even if just on the kitchen counter!)