Looking for a sweet St. Patty's Day gift?
Oxalis triangularis, or purple shamrock is a nice alternative to green clover and is a thoughtfully unique gift. It's also one of my favorite perennials. (I have it growing all around the house.) Non-invasive, this variety is a demure little plant in a beautiful shade of purple-maroon with the most delicate of lavender flowers.
Nothing is as attractive or as effective at retaining moisture as moss.
You can purchase woven moss at your local craft store. It has a webbing on the back that holds it together and is the perfect medium for a project like this. You'll also want a pair of scissors, some thin gauge metal wire, a pair of wire clippers, and any embellishments you may want to add.
Start by first watering your plant and allowing it to drain well. Next, gently lay your plant onto the moss webbing and roll it around the container into the shape of a cone.
Trim away the excess from the side, top, and bottom.
Take your wire and thread it all along the seam to create a snug fit around the pot. Your wire will be stiff enough to easily pierce through the webbing.
I decided to embellish mine with a chalkboard clip. An option that's reusable is always a good choice. And this one will be used often, I'm sure.
A sweet little gift for the holiday.
May your St. Patrick's Day be fill with much good luck!