Your Own Blooming Watering Can (Plant in Spring)

How To:

  • Fill planter 2/3 full of soil.
  • Place dahlia bulb in soil, eyes and old stem facing up. 
  • Add more soil so that the crown of the bulb is just below or at soil level.
  • Water sparingly (make sure drainage hole is open).
  • Add tissue paper flowers.
  • When ready to grow, place in a sunny location, remove tissue paper flowers and water.
  • Continue to water throughout growing season.

Tissue Flower Instructions:

  • Layer 6 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other. Cut to the size of 8"x 18" (20x45 cms); this is 1/3 of a standard tissue paper sheet.
  • Make a fold at one end of tissue paper 1 1/2" tall.
  • Flip paper over and fold again. Continue to "accordion" fold this way for the entire length.
  • Tie a string at the center point of folded paper.
  • Cut each end to create the leaf shape. 1" (2.5 cms) on each side.
  • Open one side of flower and pull up each layer of tissue carefully until both sides are completed.
  • Tie the string around the stick and tape stick to flower for extra security.
  • Stick flower into pot.

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