Monday, March 30, 2009

A Springy Metamorphosis


On March 17th our little garden club decided to plant wheat grass for cute little Easter decorations.

I chose a couple of small silver dishes I never use and lined them with aluminum foil.

Next we poured some nice Miracle Grow potting soil in each container.





You really need to cover the soil with a solid layer of wheat grass seeds. I believe you can buy them in health food stores. Some in my group said they had used rye seeds before and you can find these at your local hardware stores.






I tried to sprinkle the seeds lightly with a bit of soil to cover them, however, some said that it wasn't necessary.




After planting, water daily and put near a sunny window. It won't be long until you see a wonderful metamorphosis.....
Are you ready to see what it looks like less than 2 weeks later?

I was amazed!!!
















Here I just stuck in a couple of my silk forthysia sprigs...













Here's a little silver pail I had bought at Target last year and was so happy to have used as a planter because you can see the roots!







Debbie, from Confessions of a Plate addict has this little guy's girlfriend, we won them from Gollum's booksigning tour.






If you are looking for a fun Springy Metamorphosis, try this, it is easy and fun. Now I'll have to figure out a little tablescape to go with it.


Go to Susan's at BetweenNapsontheporch.blogspot.com for other great ideas. Thanks, Susan.

43 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Hi Rose! Happy MM. Love your photos and what a great idea. You took something so simple and made it incredibly beautiful.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Don't you just love wheat grass. I usually have mine planted this time of year (in stages) but with everything going on right now - the seeds are still in the package. sigh! I use a large white platter for my Easter dinner centerpiece. I trim down the tops so they are not so tall, and "hide" dyed Easter eggs. I really, really love the pail and how u can see the roots. Thx for sharing, Barb

Happy To Be said...

GM Rose now this I love girl..and it looks easy...Happy MM to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~CC Catherine said...

Rose, I love this idea ~ I'm going to give it a try myself for Easter time. Love it! ~CC ;)

marty39 said...

Now how fun is this. Thanks for the idea, I will definitely plant some. Love the containers you chose, just too cute. Hugs,Marty

Domestic Designer said...

I am going to try this! Thanks for sharing. Gotta go buy some seeds! :-)

prairiedog said...

Hi Rose,great info,still time to do it before Easter too,I want to try it. The containers you put yours in looked great.
Cyndi

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Mornin' Rose! I love this idea! And I love the planters you used! The grass looks so pretty with the silver! You have a blessed day! Laurlau :)

ellen b said...

Oh well done! I really really like the results you got. So pretty and springy!

Bo said...

This is such a cute, cute idea...& it certainly looks easy enough to do...I wish the outdoor lawn grass was this easily done...LOL ;-) Bo

Lou Cinda said...

Rose, I love this! I am going to try and do it myself! Love it planted in the silver containers, so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda :)

Scribbler said...

What a fresh idea! I love. it.

Scribbler

Jill said...

Hi Rose.
WOW!!!!!! a lot can happen in two weeks. I love what you put it in.. :)

DesignTies said...

Now that's something maybe even I can grow!! I love the wheat grass in the clear bucket --- it's really cool to be able to see the roots :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

The Norwegian said...

I love this! I was happy just with the silver...the image by image drama led to such a FUN final result. Is anything springier than that green? I'm inspired and I'm going to try this. Can't wait.

prairiedog said...

Hi Rose,I went out and bought the wheat already this morning.I came back here to look at your containers you put yours in.It looks like they don't have to be in anything too deep.I saw some pretty silver(looked like silver) at the thrift store today but they were only about an inch deep,would that work?
Cyndi

susan said...

I love it! I usually do this for my Easter centerpiece, but with wedding plans it went undone :(

KathyB. said...

I love your blog! I already made out a shopping list to implement some of your fantastic ideas! Thank-you.

Candy said...

Can't fool Mr. C. Bunny he loves it. and I do too.
NO MOW! Candy

Linda said...

Those are fantastic! Love that grass! How often do you water it and how long does it last? Really a nice look! Linda

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous! I had seen some photos with wheat grass & never knew how simple it was to grow. Now, I need to go find some seed.

~♥~ Monica S said...

wow!! Those seeds looked scary.. but oh my... what came out of them ... beautiful!!

Monica

artis1111 said...

This is too cool!! I love this idea. Kathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Rose, I am so going to do this! Those look fantastic, and it sounds so easy. I can't wait to start shopping my house for containers to use. Thanks so much for sharing this. laurie

carolinajewel said...

Love that! I've never seen it in a pail like you have with the roots - fascinating! :D Jewel

Joyce said...

Rose,
Oh the wonderful look of wheat grass. I love the target bucket and the Gollum bunny is darling.
Joyce

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great idea Rose! I'll have to try this one! Now you can hide Easter eggs in the house! ♥ Diane

janet said...

oh Rose, this is just way too awesome, i must try this and i already have a 4 inch deep silver pot, would that work? and how deep would the dirt have to be in a pot that high.? Im so excited to try this, thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.
hugs
janet

Picket said...

Girl that is the neatest thing...my grandkids would love to do a project like that!!!! Thanks for coming by and I am so glad you tried the dumplings...I have never heard of those frozen ones you used but I bet they were fabulous!

Linda said...

I love this idea, so springy and fresh!
Linda Q

Cam said...

I was amazed at the growth too! Lovely blog (and music :)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Whoa, that is totally cool! Unbelievable how fast it grew! How long will it stay alive in those pots? LOVE the clear glass one. That was a great idea!

Justine :o )

ann said...

hello sweet rose.you can tell mr bunny is totally comfortable there.congrats on winning.isn't it fun to win?yipeeeeeeeeee...ann

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool...It is springy! And I love the touch of green it would add when there still isn't any outside! I'm going to have to try this!

Nicole ~ said...

That is amazing, I cannot believe it grew in less than two weeks. It really looks good, and what a great look.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about Bentley. Your little Duchess is beautiful!! Aren't they just precious dogs??

Gollum said...

Oh, Rose, this is absolutely beautiful! How long did it take to germinate and get so lush? My mother is coming for a week-long visit, and this would be something she'd love to watch every day.

Helen said...

My goodness ... this is pure magic!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

How beautiful!! You just have such a way!!!!
I kind of feel inferior when I drop by your blog, lol.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Kristens Creations said...

Wow! I have some fake grass, but I love this real grass! Love this idea. Kristen

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! It's so good to be back and reconnect with my friends! You're amazing lady! This is just the cutest idea! Hope all is well in your very creative world!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

prof en retraite said...

I love that, Rose! I wish I could do that...but my cats would eat the grass! You are too funny about Peter Rabbit. What you don't know is that since thier separation, Petunia has given birth to twins!! lol I'll have to put them in a post so he can see them!! Hope you have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Lori E said...

I found your site through Twirl and Taste's blog. I am a Santa Collector and think yours are beautiful. I only collect the old fashioned looking guys. Not the Coca Cola or department store type. I tole paint and have painted several Santas. My favorite is on my blog under the Tole Painting label. Do you have a catalogue of your work?

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Rose...what fun! These would look great in a tablescape...can't wait to see how you use them. Love the forsythia tucked down in. My Max cat would be chewing on this, I think! LOL