A bouquet can be fleeting, especially if you’re using already tired store-bought cut stems. But there is just something really special about having live plants in an indoor space. If you’re looking for a little more longevity out of your greenage, we suggest trying this alternative to a floral arrangement- the moss box. There is a lot of growth and color in the gardens here (finally!) but we opted for a simple box with a tall maidenhair fern and filled the rest of the space with soft moss, a few blades of grass and a baby tree, finished with a pine cone garnish. The softness of the fern and moss is balanced by the concrete planter which adds a nice clean and modern touch.
We’ve made variations of this for past Mother’s Days in an antique wooden box lined well with thick plastic. We find that shallow vessels work best, filled in with a bit of dirt before transplanting your chosen greens. If you’d like to make a moss box as a gift it’s sweet to include an inexpensive spray bottle for misting. Much easier than a watering can! If you get tired of the box, you can always plant its contents back in the yard- no harm, no foul!
Go get some dirt beneath your fingernails! Best, Blair