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Project

Spring in a Pot Centerpiece

Put the symbols of the season on display.

Created By: Justin Bernhaut

Introduction

No special flower-arranging skills are needed to make these brunch-table centerpieces -- just a few hallmarks of spring: blades of grass, muscari blooms, and a cache of pretty eggs.

Resources: Quail eggs are available at specialty-food stores and localharvest.org; ostrich eggshells, at uniquelyemu.com.

Materials

  • Small glass or plastic container
  • Slightly larger flowerpot
  • Potting soil
  • Small flat of wheatgrass
  • Muscari (or other small flowers)
  • Wire mesh (or any other material to prop up eggs)
  • Quail eggs or ostrich eggshell

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Place the small container inside the larger flowerpot. Fill in the gap between the two with potting soil, and water lightly.

  2. Step 2

    Tear off small clumps of wheatgrass (gently, keeping soil and roots intact), and arrange them on top of the potting soil. Fill in with muscari.

  3. Step 3

    Place a small ball of wire mesh in the small container, and pile quail eggs on top. (If using an ostrich eggshell, no mesh is needed.)

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2009