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Planting a Living Bouquet in a Pot

        Home & Garden | Outdoor Living

A living bouquet is the perfect decorative piece for your outdoor space.
A living bouquet is the perfect decorative piece for your outdoor space.
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Materials:

  • Various Colorful Annuals - plants that have lots of color, but need to be replaced yearly.
  • Ceramic pot
  • Lightweight Potting Soil
  • Hand Trowel
  • Stones
  • Coffee Filter
  • Pete Moss
  • Bucket of Water

Instructions:

  1. Place coffee filter over drain hole in bottom of pot.  This will prevent soil from leaking through when watered.
  2. Add stones to bottom of pot, on top of coffee filter.  This will create proper drainage.
  3. Fill pot halfway with lightweight potting soil using hand trowel.
  4. Arrange and plant your plants in the design you desire.  Be sure the plants are planted at the level they were in their original containers.
  5. Fill the pot the rest of the way with the lightweight potting soil.
  6. Dip pete moss in bucket of water, squeeze excess water out of pete moss.  Place moistened pete moss on top of soil around your new potted plants.  The pete moss helps keep moisture in and also creates finished look.
  7. Water your living bouquet. 
  8. Check you plant daily by sticking your finger into the soil. If the soil is dry then it needs to be watered.

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