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    DIY moss lined basket spring centerpiece garden partyFull Sun Project

    Project time: 30 minutes

    Celebrate spring with a garden party! Invite your friends and family to an outdoor celebration and dress your table with this beautiful flowering centerpiece. 

    For this project choose a wire basket. Line the inside of the basket with green sheet moss. Overlap the moss to completely cover the basket. Place a small plastic bag on top of the moss. This will help hold the soil in place. Fill the basket with soil ¾ of the way full. Use a straight pin to poke several holes in the bottom and sides of the basket through the plastic to provide for drainage. Trim the plastic bag even with the top of the basket. Now you are ready to plant.  Choose a mix of spring flowers and foliage. Select thriller, filler, and spiller plants. In this basket we’ve used Dahlias and Persian shield as our Thriller plants  (These are tall upright plants). Dusty Miller and snapdragons are our filler plants ( the plants that fill in the middle of the container). And Bacopa and petunias are the spiller plants (the plants that trail over the side of the basket).

    Fill in around all the plants with potting soil and E. B. Stone Sure Start fertilizer. Then tuck moss around them to finish off the basket. Water it in well… and you’re Garden Party Centerpiece basket is complete.


    Garden Party Basket DIY recipeShopping List:

    1 – Wire Basket
    2 – 6” Dahlia
    2 – 4” snapdragons
    2 – 4” Dusty Miller
    3 – 4” Petunias
    2 – 4” Bacopa
    2 – 4” Persian Shield
    1 – bag sheet moss
    1 – small plastic bag
    1 – bag Potting Soil
    1 – box E.B. Stone Sure Start


    Plant List:

    A – Dahlia
    B – Persian Shield
    C – Snapdragon
    D – Dusty Miller
    E – Petunia
    F  - Bacopa


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