GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - If you are looking for a fresh table arrangement or to make your Easter baskets more environmentally friendly, I have a simple solution for you: Wheatgrass! And, when your event is over, cut the wheatgrass, juice it in your blender and enjoy a few ounces of liquid sunshine. It's like getting a two for one deal.
Fresh cut flowers (tulips and daffodils work nicely)
Container (glass serving pieces, tea cups, egg cups, tea pots, tart plates, baskets, etc.)
Liner, if necessary (poke holes for drainage)
*Wheatgrass is always available at D&W Fresh Market-Knapp's Crossing and can be special ordered from any other D&W Fresh Market store with a two day delivery. Fresh cut flower availability changes daily.
Start by watering the wheatgrass and letting it drain, then select your containers. One flat of wheatgrass can give you many arrangements, so plan accordingly. Pull back the mat of wheatgrass so the roots are showing, holing up your container for reference, mark the cut lines on the bottom of the mat using a sharpie. Using a bread knife, cut on your lines. Place your piece of grass into your container, trimming if necessary. Once grass is in place, insert full water tubes with one or two stems in each throughout the grass, so it looks like bulbs are popping up through the lawn. Make sure there is ample water in each tube as these stems drink a lot of water each day. Group multiple arrangements together for a dramatic effect.
If you are using the wheatgrass for an Easter Basket, skip the flowers and add gifts, toys and healthy treats right on top of the grass.
Keep your grass and flowers watered and remember that both may need a little trim every few days. Wheatgrass should never be left in standing water.
We would LOVE to see your Spring arrangements! Create something FABULOUS and share it with us on our Facebook page .
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