I missed you guys last week! We had a wonderful time in Copenhagen and I'll
share all the scoop with you in a post soon. It was great to get away and
re-energize, (as I'm yawning) although we're still trying to get back on schedule.
If you've been reading for long you know every year I plant a big bunch of decorative
wheat grass, and always remind you when it's time. Well, it's time!
I love the fresh pops of green and great texture to use in my decor for Spring and Easter,
and it's super easy and super inexpensive.
Last year I planted some in tea cups to use at our Easter table...
It's not fussy, you can plant it in any container, I used a decorative box...
If you'd like yours by Easter you should give it two weeks, here are the simple
instructions and I guarantee you don't need a green thumb.
Winter Wheat Berries (Red or White) - $1.60
I used about 1/2 of this 2 pound bag, purchased from a natural foods store.
If you're in Denver I buy mine at Vitamin Cottage.
Put a few small stones in the bottom of your container and fill with potting soil.
Using a spray bottle moisten the soil with water.
Spread a layer a of seeds over the soil and spray with water again to moisten seeds.
Cover with a bit of soil, about 1/8 inch.
I spray mine with water about 3 times/day for the first few days until they sprout and
then you can ease up and water once/day.
They don't have to be in sun, but a bright room is good.
I like mine thick, but if you prefer a more wispy look use less seeds.
I spray painted some of my terra cotta pots that I'll be using for our Easter table.
I don't have a plan yet, but thought gold seemed like a good bet!
I basically plant a LOT of pots, I like to use them in other rooms around the house, on
the dining table, island where I serve food, on tables outside if it's going to be spring like!
And, I always plant an extra... :)
If you'd like inspiration for containers and centerpieces check my past posts:
Have you tried it yet?