Creative adornments to
spice up potted plants of all kinds.
There are many traditional ways to spruce up your flowering and
foliage plants, including adding pretty ribbon, festive pot
wraps and decorative picks, but here we offer three ideas that
are a little more unusual and a little more profitable. Each of
these designs begins by placing the plant into a clay pot, but a
basket or coordinated speed wrap might work just as well. From
there, follow these instructions to make unique and inviting
potted plants that are sure to be hot sellers while increasing
profits for your floral department.
several of the lower leaves (especially if some of the
bottom leaves have yellowed), and cover the soil with
Spanish moss. Attach wired wood picks to three ears of
Indian corn, where the husks and the ears come together.
Insert the wood.
Wire two slices of
dried orange onto each of several wood picks, then insert
the picks into the soil so that the orange slices form a
collar around the edge of the pot. Tuck Spanish moss around
the orange slices if needed.
Cover the soil with a
bit of Spanish moss. Create several small bundles of wheat
with wired wood picks, and arrange the bundles around the
edge of the pot as shown.
Dried Indian corn, dried orange slices and wheat from Knud
Nielsen Co.; wired picks from W.J. Cowee; clay pots, Spanish
moss, sunflower plant, mum plant and Kalanchoe plant from
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