Two of life's simple pleasures... fresh florals and a sale!
Not only is this arrangement super simple, but it cost about $15 to put together.
I love the beautiful ruffled texture and colors of ornamental kale and was so excited to find it
on clearance in Lowe's garden center, along with the mum and pansies ~ all were 50% off.
Planter Box/Container ~ I used an old Pepsi Crate 12 x 18"
3 Ornamental Kale Plants
3 Mini Pumpkins
Filler - any floral stems or foliage from your yard, I used hydrangeas.
1. Cut the plastic container down to size to fit your planter box
Remove the plant from the plastic container and remove the bottom half of potting soil.
Cut container to size to and return the plant to plastic container.
2. Line the planter box with saucers, I didn't have enough
room, and used freezer bags to cover the plastic containers.
3. The fun part - arrange the plants.
I liked the mum in the center and kale in three of the corners,
(give them a little tilt so they spill over the corner)
and the pansy in the fourth corner.
Tuck the pumpkins in between the plants, I used crumpled newspaper underneath to
raise them to the correct height. I tilted a couple on their sides.
You'll have some holes, like this...
use the filler (any floral stems or foliage from your yard) to conceal them.
I'm hoping to keep them alive to use as my Thanksgiving centerpiece,
It's the perfect height and gives you an array of pretty accent colors to work with for
dishes and linens. Anyone else thinking about turkey and mashed potatoes yet?