Several years ago, my two older boys and husband made these birdhouses for me at a Mother’s Day class at our local Ace Hardware. I was so delighted with them—the boys planted their rooftops with succulents. This week, I decided they needed a bit of a makeover. As promised in my earlier post this week, I am going to show you some fun ways to use violas and pansies. They are magical plants here in the Willamette Valley—because they can bloom almost any month in our luscious zone 8. Pansies and violas are some of our best fall and winter plants, too.
I bought two 6-packs of violas per birdhouse. These are ‘Penny Lane’. 6 packs work better for something like this, because the plants are smaller, and these roof tops are very shallow. I placed 6 on each side of the roof, and then filled with potting soil.