Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mama's Garden Jars

The grass is getting greener, the days are getting warmer and that can only mean one thing... my mom's spending her weekends in the garden. This year for Mother's Day I got her started on her herb garden.

After a trip to a local green house and Canadian Tire I was prepped for an afternoon of potting jars.

What is needed: 

  • jars (500mL)
  • a bag of potting soil 
  • a variety of potted herbs - If you are really on the ball, which I wasn't, you can do this from seed. 
  • basket 
  • twine 
  • tags

What to do:

  • Put some potting soil in each of the jars 
  • Place in plant. Remove extra soil to make it fit. 
  • Water the plants. 
  • Tie twine around the mouth of the jars and attach tag with name of the herb.
  • Place in basket. 
* the herbs will eventually have to be transplanted when they outgrow these little jars. 

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Working Jars

Spring has brought out everyones creativity and mason jars are everywhere I look! My apologies that things have not been fresh here at The Mason Jar lately but spring has brought lots of exciting changes. 

On the top of that list is the completion of the PR Post Grad program at Niagara College. It has been a bitter sweet month. The sweet - getting out there and using all the knowledge and tools in a career I am excited to jump into. The bitter - A great time with a steller team has come to an end. 

To celebrate this change (and my birthday) two of my favourite ladies, Renata and Marta, decided to jump start my career - in jars.

A-MASON' right? 

Let's break it down:

Jar 1: Fresh cut Lily of the Valley - who doesn't love fresh cut flowers on their desk?
Jar 2: The resilient Spider Plant - tough to kill plants are perfect for the workplace. 
Jar 3: Green Tea - better alternative for those coffee breaks.
Jar 4: Apple Cinnamon Tea - yummm. 
Jar 5: Supplies - all the things that float around your desk drawers junking it up! (paperclips, elastics, twist-ties, and Eco-stapler) 
Jar 6: Candy Cigarettes - for a healthy smoke break.

And to top it off a vintage holder that came with pens and pencils that grade 2's would fight over! 

Cheers to jars, friends and the future!