Sweet Floral Arrangements for Spring

Photo by: Ann Stratton
Asparagus Arrangement
What You'll Need:
• Small can
• Spring asparagus (approximately one pound if using a 32-ounce can)
• Two strong rubber bands
• Raffia
• Pansies and... more 
Photo by: Ann Stratton
Asparagus Arrangement
What You'll Need:
• Small can
• Spring asparagus (approximately one pound if using a 32-ounce can)
• Two strong rubber bands
• Raffia
• Pansies and grape hyacinth or your favorite flowers (approximately two dozen total)

Directions:
1. Place two strong rubber bands around the center of the can and insert the asparagus stalks inside the bands.
2. Use raffia to cover the rubber bands.
3. Fill three-quarters of your can with water and place the long stems of the pansies around the edges so they meet with the asparagus tips.
4. Fill the center of the can with the hyacinth.
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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 4:40 PM EST
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