I’m not Irish…not even one little bit. However, I married a guy who takes his Irish heritage seriously. His mother’s family came over from County Down. My kids have some of that Irish blood in them. Naturally, a tiny bit of the blarney has rubbed off on me. We also rank among the most obsessed fans ever of The University of Notre Dame. My husband and son are alumni so we arrange our lives around football season and bowl games. (Don’t laugh. I’m serious.) The first song my daughter learned to sing was the Notre Dame Fight Song. So…for years I have seen shamrock plants around St. Patrick’s Day in the stores. One thing I have never done is plant a shamrock. I’ve been trying to decorate with natural elements for a while now. At this time of year, something live and green in the house seemed like a good idea. So plant a shamrock I did.
It took all of five minutes. I found a lovely shamrock plant at my grocery store. The root ball was a tiny bit big for the urn I wanted to use so I just brushed some of the dirt off until it fit. I put a few packing peanuts in the bottom of the urn so the water would drain.
Even if you aren’t Irish, I highly recommend that you plant a shamrock. It’s green, natural and alive. A totally budget-friendly way to bring some color into your decor. I promise it will make you smile.
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