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Basket of Bulbs

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2006


Set inside a rustic boat-shaped birch basket, this cheerful yellow hilltop vista is a breath of fresh air. You can practically hear the chicks peeping and feel the warm sunshine on your face. We contoured the moss and the soil below it (both are inside a plastic liner) to effect a more realistic look, and we planted the daffodils ('Small Talk' and 'Tete-a-Tete') individually, rather than in clumps, to make the flowers appear as if they are growing naturally.



  • Plastic liner

  • Basket

  • Soil

  • Daffodils

  • Cushion moss


  1. Place a plastic liner inside a basket and fill it with soil so it is mounded in spots, like a hilly field.Turn daffodils out of their plastic pots, and plant in soil; for a more natural look, carefully tease apart daffodils before planting.

  2. Place cushion moss on top. Plant additional daffodils between the moss seams and into the soil to fill in bare spots.

  3. If desired, place pom-pom chicks on top. Set the basket in a sunny location, and water frequently so it will last for several weeks.

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