We all love a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers, but it's always a major disappointment when the blooms start to fade after just a few days. If you really want to make a lasting impression, Miescisko contributor (and gardener extraordinaire) suggests building your very own "living arrangement." A cross between container gardening and floral arranging, it's essentially re-potting several different plants in a single vessel to create a centerpiece that's sure to stun for weeks or even months. Read on for Eddie's tips!
Start with a shallow vessel.
A low, wide container with drainage holes allows you to combine multiple plants without crowding. Place on top of a large saucer to keep your table mess-free when watering.
Use rocks to keep drainage holes clear.
By loosely piling a few rocks over each drainage hole, you'll ensure that they don't get stopped up with potting soil and water can easily flow through.
Tell a color story.
Just like with a typical bouquet, you want to choose plants that work together palette-wise.
Spread it out.
Oftentimes, a store-bought potted plant will actually be made up of several individual plants that can be broken up and placed throughout your vessel.
Layer in natural elements.
Incorporate things like moss, lichen-covered sticks or river stones to add more visual interest while still keeping the look natural.
The perfect gift to give—or keep for your own garden room!
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