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Easter Baskets

My project for the week will be making flower-filled Easter baskets. They make a great centerpiece for the table and are also hardy enough to brighten the front porch. After Easter, you can keep them in the basket or plant all the flowers in the ground.

Easter basket for indoor or outdoor cheer

I purchase pansies, primroses and various other cold-hardy annuals at a local nursery. Then I cram as many of the flowering plants as I can in the basket with potting soil. Usually in the 4-packs of pansies there are some plants that aren’t blooming yet, so I just plant those in the ground and put all the blooming ones in the basket.

Use a basket that is lined with plastic, or just add your own plastic bag liner. You can also cover the dirt with moss if you prefer.

My mom used to make these every year for a living centerpiece. In Seattle, with so many things blooming this time of year, sometimes she would just go dig plants out of the garden for the centerpiece and then replant them after Easter. Also, sometimes she would bury a small jar filled with water in the potting soil to add a few cut flowers.

The baskets can be as simple or elaborate as you prefer, and whatever size works for you. Make  extras for your neighbors.

Any size or shape of basket will work for a living Easter basket

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  1. * sandra schaffer says:

    You had quite an example in your mom

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Beth K. Vogt says:

    This is a beautiful idea, Carla!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 10 months ago

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