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How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

As I was adding some Spring touches to my home this week, I decided to create a live grass centerpiece for my breakfast table. I had admired several images on Pinterest of Wheatgrass in Spring decor. Unfortunately, by the time I thought of it, it was too late to order Wheatgrass seeds, plant them, and wait until my grass grew to a respectable length. Also, I have to confess, that I am more of an immediate gratification kind of girl, so waiting for grass to grow is not my thing. With this in mind, I searched all over town for pots or flats of  Wheatgrass, but much to my surprise, I couldn’t find any.

Still, I didn’t want to resort to using faux grass. And anyway, the low-sided galvanized basket I wanted to use for my centerpiece was too large to fill with faux grass as it would be too expensive. After looking around for an alternative, I ultimately chose to buy Mondo Grass (readily available at most nurseries) for $1.80 a 3¼” pot instead of Wheatgrass.

Use Mondo Grass instead of Wheatgrass for a quick and easy Spring centerpiece --How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table
Mondo Grass

Mondo or Monkey grass is not a true grass, but rather, it is an evergreen perennial ground-cover that only grows 6 to 10 inches tall. It is not as light or bright green as Wheatgrass, but I thought the darker color would make a nice contrast to the bright Spring flowers I intended to plant along with it. An additional benefit of Mondo Grass is that when you dismantle your live grass centerpiece, you can plant the ground-cover in your garden.

Fill galvanized basket lined with a heavy duty garbage bag with pots of Mondo Grass --How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table

To prepare my metal basket for the grass, I lined it with a heavy-duty lawn garbage bag so that water would not rust it or leak out of the bottom. I then thoroughly watered the 12 pots of grass and placed them in the basket. To prevent them from drying out, and to avoid having to remove them from the basket to water them, spritz them with a spray bottle daily.

Faux Narcissus are planted in live Mondo Grass for a convincing Spring display --How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table
Faux Narcissus are planted in live Mondo Grass for a convincing Spring display.

Initially, I had thought about integrating small pots of Tulips or Daffodils in with the grass, but wanted the flowers to look as if they were growing naturally in the grass. So instead, I “planted” faux Dwarf Narcissus in the soil of the grass pots. If you wanted to use real flowers, you could place Spring cut stems in water-filled flower tubes and insert them in the pots along with the grass (florists will often just give you several of these tubes if you ask).

Faux Narcissus "grow as if naturalized in live Mondo Grass --Faux Narcissus are planted in live Mondo Grass for a convincing Spring display

Spring table centerpiece --How to Create A Live Centerpiece For Your Spring Table

How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table --No need to wait for grass to grow!
Live grass centerpiece for your Spring/Easter table –no need to wait for grass to grow

By using Mondo grass instead of Wheatgrass, you can quickly and easily create a live grass centerpiece that will beautifully decorate your table for the entire Spring season and can also be the focal point of your Easter tablescape.

How to make an affordable and easy live grass centerpiece for your Spring or Easter table using small pots of Mondo Grass.

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14 thoughts on “How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

  1. Wow! How pretty. Its still pretty dreary out where I live, so I love the idea of having something bright and alive in the house

    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I agree. If we can’t have Spring outside, we can have it inside with live green grass and Spring flowers.

  2. This is both gorgeous and informative. I did not know what grasses would work best for the interior I just knew I didn’t want to use lawn grass. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much more your kind comment Leanna. I really appreciate it. I am definitely enjoying my Spring grass centerpiece today because it sure doesn’t feel like Spring outside!

    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I really appreciate it. You are right. Unlike actual gardening, it is super easy and no waiting for things to grow.

  3. I’ve always enjoyed the live grass centerpieces, but like you, I never think far enough ahead!! Your idea is the perfect solution! Thanks for sharing your secrets!!

  4. Love the idea of using mondo grass. Mondo is always available around here. I always smile when I see daffodils — spring is near! Great use of faux and live and pretty, too.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment. Daffodils really make me smile too. They have such a short bloom life, particularly indoors, so it’s nice to have the faux daffies “blooming” in my kitchen for the whole season. Happy Spring!

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