Ever since I first filled the planter with something other than junk back in 2011, the plants have been doing rather well — that is until about 6 months ago. I’m pretty sure that it was my fault. I have a tendency to kill plants with love (overwatering) and sadly, I seem to have done exactly that to a few of these guys. Oops.
Since it is February and much too cold for me to go digging around in the garage looking for gardening tools and soil, I’m not in the mood to replace the deceased (or nearly deceased) plants right now. To make the mess I’ve created a little more easy on the eyes — and continue the touches of humor in my decor — I decided to let a few of these seed pod birds from West Elm come live with me. Of course I naturally gravitated towards the wacky looking flamingo, but it was also darn near impossible for me to resist an Ostrich with a pine cone butt.