March 31, 2010

i gots grass!

I had to use that title. As I was walking into Lowes the other day, a woman came running out to the truck yelling, “they gots raspberry bushes!!” :)
Well, I gots grass! Real live grass!march 2010 039



I first saw it at Miss Holly’s last year and wanted to try it this spring, so I some wheat, soaked it overnight,march 2010 001 put it on top of some potting soil in various containers and it was sprouting in a few days. march 2010 002We kept it moist with a spray bottle of water. If you don’t have wheat on hand, you can try regular grass seed, or pick up some wheat at a local health food store or on Ebay. It’s perfect and LIVE for spring. This basket is my favorite because I used more wheat and it came up nice and lush. It hasn’t even been a week yet~look how fast it came up!
march 2010 038  These are also fun, but a little more sparse. The Easter Bunny may even hide some eggs in there. I want to try some in my big white wooden tray. Remember bunny from last year?? She likes the grass too.march 2010 044  Since I have a train table in the middle of my living room right now, Thomas and Percy seem to always find their way to the grass as well. march 2010 064

As far as other spring decor, I really haven’t done much this year with all that’s going on around here, but I did throw some moss and eggs in some mercury glass containers from Christmas clearance.march 2010 055 march 2010 057  Happy Wednesday!


28 comments:

  1. That grass is FABULOUS!! One other bonus~if you get hungry, you can also EAT your grass for a healthy snack!!:) Sure going to miss you this weekend, but looking forward to seeing you in 6 weeks! Loves!

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  2. Really cute ideas and SO GREEN! Love the brightness! That's not really a word either....ha!

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  3. I have always wanted to do that too, and then the holiday creeps up on me so fast that it is too late. Maybe next year. Hey, with wheat grass, you can blend it and have a healthy shooter too. I buy those now and again at my favorite health/smoothie place. Taste icky, but supposed to be very healthy! Happy Spring. You have a great blog.

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  4. I love your grass! I wish I would have started some a while ago, I also love Thomas and Percy hiding... they seem to get into everything at our house too!

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  5. Really cute! I want to try this . . it looks really fresh.

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  6. Super cute! All of it! I'll have to try that out. I've always loved the look of wheat grass in those little containers.

    ♥♥♥
    Amber

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  7. Love the trains! Everything looks so pretty and springy. Come say hi sometime.

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  8. I think 'grass' is on the mind of many people lately. I just planted up a couple containers of wheatgrass yesterday. A little late for Easter, I know, but I can't wait for it to start sprouting. I check it every couple of hours hoping to see something - silly me!

    Your grass looks amazing I just want to run my hands over it. Looks like bunny approves too!

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  9. I likes your grass. ;) Funny how Thomas made it in there.

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  10. This is such a neat idea! CAUUUTE!
    Sarah

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  11. wow that's awesome!! looks great!!!!!

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  12. This is such a fun idea! I love the picture of Thomas & Percy in the grass, I have a Thomas lover too!

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  13. We planted some over a week ago and it's barely coming up in the containers. I'll have to try the wheat next time - who knew?

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  14. You're going to needed to find a little mower before Easter at the rate it's growing! It looks so cute! I will have to remember that for next year!

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  15. So cute! Absolutely love those shabby chic planters : )...The grass looks lush and beautful.

    My blog is quite new and would love it if any of you guys would come and take a peek!
    Love Gemma x

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  16. Aww... it is sooo pretty!! Cute idea!

    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  17. That is such a neat idea, and what a beautiful decoration.

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  18. Such a cute idea. I love that it grows so fast and the bucket is cute that you grew it in.

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  19. Very cute and easy too. I will have to try this.

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  20. i have the same bowl and candleholders. i love that look.....

    cindy

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  21. what an awesome decoration! I will have to do this for Easter decor next year :)

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  22. Your grass brought back memories from when my daughter was married 6 years ago. We had clay pots painted in her wedding colors that we painted grass in and then stuck gerber daisies in the accent colors of her wedding in and used these as centerpieces at her receiption. Love your sight and all of her ideals.

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  23. I'm in love with your grass Melissa!! You always have the best ideas!!

    You should link up to my I'm Lovin It Party!!

    Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

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  24. You do gots grass! I love this!

    I have those same mercury glass candlesticks, I think--do they have "jewel" embellishments that you're not showing? Mine do, but I turn those toward the wall. . . love the mercury glass; don't like the embellishment. I'm wondering if you feel the same way!

    A wonderful Easter to you and your beautiful family.

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  25. Hey, when did you start allowing comments again?
    Thanks for linking to me. Love your grassy baskets!
    I haven't done any yet this year...spring has totally sneaked up on me.

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  26. Hi Melissa~ Loving the grass with the eggs.... super darling! Love Thomas and Percy too! to funny, and cute! Have a great Easter. P.S. thanks for your visit too. Hugs, Jenn

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  27. I'm so gonna do this! Love it. So you just clip it and it continues to grow until you tire of it? I wondered if there was an end? hmmm...Gonna get some wheat berries! Thanks for the wonderful green suggestion. best, -susan

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  28. It's all so cute.
    Love your blog - I just discovered it. Where was I all this time??
    I grew some grass too, in eggshells. Stop on by to see!
    Thanks,
    Laura

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