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Friday, April 13, 2012

Planted Pansies Centerpiece | Spring Centerpiece | Mother's Day Centerpiece




 
It is no secret that I like planted flowers indoors - I love that they are seasonal, last longer than cut flowers and are usually much less expensive.  Do you know how much it would have cost me to make a floral arrangement to fill this pewter bowl- especially if I had it done at a floral shop.  Hundreds.  Hundreds!  For $12 I made this very sweet and seasonal centerpiece that would great for Mother's Day... or any other occasion like a Tuesday? 


Use potting soil to fill the container.  After a couple of days the flowers should be transferred to a pot, as this bowl doesn't have any drainage.  It will work great for about 5-7 days, though.  


Start by placing the flowers around the perimeter of the bowl, then fill in with soil.  Pack them in tight for a full effect.


Use moss to cover any exposed dirt... not a lovely sight on the dining table.



 Lovely

 Here is the easy-to-pin strip!


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I always love reading your posts! I will have to try this!

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  2. You are right, much more cost effective and just as gorgeous!

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  3. Very pretty, Jenny! I might have to give that a try!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the contrast the simple pansies with the shine of the silver.

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  5. Jenny, Pretty arrangement. Can I ask you again the pattern of your wine glasses. Love them.
    Thanks,
    b (kitchens i have loved)

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  6. Jenny3:18 PM

    Billie- it is a pattern from Williams Sonoma that they no longer carry... Unfortunately.

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  7. Very pretty! And when you finish with them in the dining room, you can put them outside to grow for a little while longer. I love them in the pots on my deck. And you are sooo right about the cost of flowers for arrangements. Live plants are a MUCH better way to go.
    Kelly (used to be "kelly in georgia")

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  8. Jenny9:28 AM

    Kelly - does this mean you've started your blog?! Exciting!

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  9. Hi Jenny!

    Where did you get the great bowl you use in this post?

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  10. Sherri10:00 AM

    What a pretty idea! Absolutely love it!

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  11. Love the flowers. Really nice. What type are they?

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