More Easter fun

   Looking for some non traditional centerpiece ideas? Collect an egg carton, dyed eggs and shells and get creative! These shells with soil and seeds can be planted right into the garden in spring.  

  There are so many classic spring options out there as well. Tulips in a variety of colours, lilies, Gerberas and funky fillers are aways a good choice.  

 One last bit of fun. Place your carrot stems skinny side down in your vase. Use a plastic dish with foam to create your arrangement and fasten on top with some glue dots. This one is perfect for some silly stories with the kids about Peter Rabbit searching for his missing carrots😄

  

Easter and beyond

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This cylinder is a great way to trim some tulips that you have had for a couple days that may be getting fragile. They will keep their form and shape in this for several more days than if they were loose coming out the top of your vase.
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What to do with all that leftover candy so its not right at your fingertips? Use a small jar that sits nicely in a large bowl and fill the outside with your candy.  Make sure when you add water to the small jar inside you don’t spill water over into the candy.  Water and sugar do not mix!
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Have some extra dye from your Easter egg coloring kit?  Find a vase that you won’t mind if the dye tints it a bit and fill with water/color to desired shade.  I recommend using complimentary shades of colors of flowers so that the dye doesn’t bleed into the flowers.  (stay away from white blooms)
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Green on green is a great example of the use of dye and flowers.  This bouquet includes long lasting spider mums, berries and kale.

Plant frames and such

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There are so many interesting new ways to display plants!  This frame has a lined shelf so you could plant right into it.  You could leave them in their pots too and add accessories such as pine cones, moss and bark.

 

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I went to http://www.shelmerdine.com and picked up these cute air plants!  They use their root systems to attach themsleves to trees or rocks and absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves.  They need to have bright light but not direct sun.  Once a week, place your plants in a bowl of water to hydrate.  Can be done longer or more often depending on how dry the environment is.

 

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Succulents come in all shapes and sizes and look super cute in this mason jar.  They love bright light.  Allow soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.

Plants are a great gift that keep on giving.  They are also an excellent way to treat yourself and enjoy their many health benefits.  They have the physical benefits of absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen,  and the mental benefits of bringing nature indoors especially during the winter months.