With few pots of flowers from the grocery store and a stroll down the produce aisle you can create a fresh looking flower display with ease. Gorgeous, green asparagus, which have pushed up through the warming soil are always a refreshing sign that spring has sprung.
In addition to being delicious to eat, asparagus are lovely to look at. We find some of the most beautiful displays are those that mimic nature. Who wouldn’t enjoy gazing at a field of bright green stalks surrounding spring blooms?
Here is how to make these displays.
Buy potted flowers to fit your display needs (plastic or clay pots will work).
Place a thick rubberband (often found around a bunch of asparagus, conveniently) around the top of the flower pot.
Measure the length from the bottom of the pot to about 1″ over the top of the pot. Cut asparagus to the right height.
Slip the asparagus spears under the rubberband packing them closely together all around the pot.
When the pot is encircled in spears, tie a ribbon (or raffia) around the base of the pot and spears. You’ll have to do a little shifting of the stalks to make it as smooth as possible. Because the top of the pots are often bigger than the bottoms, the asparagus may be too crowded around the bottom. You can cut the bottom half off of a spear or two to make it fit more neatly.
A piece of double stick tape or a rolled over piece of clear tape will help to keep the ribbon in place around the top of the pot. Attach the ribbon to the rubberband, then tie the ribbon in an attractive bow or knot.
Cover the soil with a layer of green moss.
You can keep these fresh for a couple of days by setting them in a shallow bowl of fresh water.
You could make these look more Easter – y by arching a branch up and over the top of the pot to make it look like an Easter basket…just a thought..