Sunday, August 11, 2013


Here's a little something I've been thinking about photographing for a long time now. I've received so many favorable emails and comments on the wheatgrass-daisy centerpiece I posted here several years ago, I thought it would be nice to make my return to blog-writing another floral piece.

These little favors are so easy and inexpensive to make, you won't believe it.  They make lovely giveaways at showers, weddings, fundraisers, health-related events, home and garden shows, and frankly anywhere.

The idea actually started out as a concept for a cancer fundraiser, where the appropriate colored ribbon could be used in addition to an inspirational message or promotional item, but the favor works well without any add-ons, especially in a situation where a colored ribbon alone can say so much. You can also add tiny fresh flowers for visual beauty and aroma.  I personally love to work with lavender for its aroma, beauty, AND health benefits, but you may also want to consider hydrangea, wax flowers, and mums.

The wheatgrass itself is grown in classic seed starting trays using coco coir.  After 5 or 6 days, each of the plugs are wrapped in a small sheet of 4"X4" cello to retain moisture and to keep the plug from leaking or staining table linens.  Then they are covered with 6"x6" burlap and tied with any variety of string or ribbon.


Refrigerate your completed favors until ready to set out.  This will reduce the rate of growth.  Remember that unrefrigerated wheatgrass at this stage continues to grow about an inch a day, which may change the desired look of your final piece.

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