Pot of Gold Ideas

Infuse your home and garden with the "Luck of the Irish" feel with these simple Gardening Decor Ideas!

Shamrock Sprouts - Growing Sprouts on a Sponge

It's like growing your own St. Patrick’s Day Chia Pets!  It's so simple to make, and the kids will love it too.

To Create Shamrock Sprouts:

  • A household sponge (green if possible)
  • Seed packet (ex: lettuce, spinach, broccoli seeds)
  • A water mister
  • Shallow plate
  1. Trace a shamrock shape onto the dry sponge with sharpie, and cut out.  Tip: Sponges are easier to cut when wet.
  2. Soak the sponge so that it is damp throughout, but not dripping.  
  3. Scatter the seeds across the top of the sponge, gently poking the seeds into the holes.
  4. Place in a sunny window.  
  5. Keep the sponge moist daily by misting often with water; don’t let the seeds dry out.  Tip: Turn a container over the plate at night to keep the moisture in.
  6. Soon you should have your very own Shamrock Sprout garden without even using soil! 


St. Patty's Day Clay Pot Planters

Turn a simple plant and a clay pot into a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed centerpiece for your table, or use as porch/window sill decor, or give as gifts!  It can be a fun way to celebrate the day.  Turn your flower pot into a leprechaun hat, or a pot of gold, or a rainbow using paints, ribbons and glue, etc. - get creative!


Make a Shamrock Plant Marker/Decor

Make a festive shamrock plant marker to decorate your containers, flowers, or garden to remind you what you have planted.

What You Need:

  • Popsicle stick, chopstick, or pencil
  • green paper, or white paper and a green marker or crayon
  • tape or glue
  • black permanent marker

What You Do:

1. Trace and cut three small hearts from paper. If your paper is white, color your hearts green.

2. Tape or glue the three hearts together to form a shamrock.

3. Write the plant or vegetable name on your shamrock, depending on the container it will go into (Ex: "Peas", "Hibiscus")

4. Tape or glue your shamrock to your stick or pencil.

5. Put the marker into the soil at the appropriate place.

Go Green with a St. Patrick’s Day Garden

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas and potatoes. So why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a really “green” activity: Planting a Garden!  Most veggies can even be planted in containers, so you can enjoy the harvest on the porch! 

*Check out this helpful Garden Planting Calendar and Spring Garden Blogs for the Montgomery County area to get you started:

Vegetable Planting Calendar for Montgomery County, Texas

Spring Garden Planting Guide Blog

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