Today, we’re sharing how to plant ornamental kale in ironstone containers!
I feel like a lot of people have started thinking about holiday gift-giving early this year.
Have you started thinking about it yet?
We always have a lot of people to buy for so I like to start as early as possible. Even having a plan of what gifts you’re going to purchase feels like progress, you know?
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly gift to share this holiday season with friends, neighbors, coworkers, or family members, consider giving a gift that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Planting ornamental kale in ironstone containers is not only a quick and easy hostess gift, it also makes a great Christmas gift for ironstone lovers too!
Here’s a look at how to plant ornamental kale in ironstone containers…
Gather your supplies and start with a clean container of your choice.
I’ve been collecting ironstone for several years now. But you can find lots of fabulous containers at antique malls, charity shops, thrift stores, and even estate sales for a reasonable price.
Layer the bottom of your container with pea gravel/river rocks/pottery bits
and healthy soil.
I bought these ornamental kale plants at a big box store. You can also find them at your local nursery.
Take the plants out of the plastic container and break up the roots just a bit. Then gently place them over a layer of rich, healthy soil.
These ironstone chamber pots are a good size so I’m using three plants. A single plant would look just as nice if you have a smaller container though.
Make sure you water well before adding a thin layer of moss which you can find at any craft store or dollar store to give it a more finished look.
If you’re giving ornamental kale in an ironstone container as a gift, you’ll want to leave the plant tag in the container.
That way the recipient will know how to care for the ornamental kale and when to transplant as well.
Paperwhites, tulips, and amaryllis are all great seasonal and cold weather plants to give this time of year.
In the past, we’ve also used ornamental kale in ironstone containers as part of our dining room tablescape.
Honestly, they couldn’t be easier to pull together for a low key seasonal look!
Of course, ornamental kale is fabulous on the front porch too.
Remember when we created a soft and romantic farmhouse Christmas porch using kale? It’s going to be hard to beat!
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