I found oranamental kale and Dusty Miller a few weeks ago in the mark down section of a local garden center. It was watered, fertilized, and left outside for a few weeks to get some sun and rebound! A childhood image of Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden came to mind, and inspired me to created this centerpiece with a vintage wooden bowl!
1. Line the bowl with a plastic garbage bag. Cover the bottom with potting soil. Add the plants as desired, and fill in with additional soil around the edges and in between the plants.
2. Pull the bag to the edge and tuck under. Add Spanish moss to conceal the bag lining. Then water and fertilize. Fertilome (1 tablespoon/gallon of water) is my “go to” fertilizer.
Below is the finished centerpiece ready for an Easter celebration.
My two cats were actually stalking the bunnies!! Needless to say the arrangment got moved to a safer location..
Below the addition of a moss runner, white washed rattan chargers, “lettuce leaf” liners, and Easter bunny printed napkins complete the tablescape on a covered porch setting. The ornamental kale and Dusty Miller get plenty of light in this area, and should last for several weeks.
I hope this post inspires you to create a tablescape for your spring and Easter celebrations!