Along with variety, minimal cost and low maintenance, grasses also have sculptural qualities that hold their own even in large spaces, and work well in minimalist interiors.
Devil's Guts (or Dodder Grass) is very malleable and great for table decorations. Use the vine fresh and not dried. It is strong and very textured and can be moulded into all types of formations, making it very versatile.
Spear grass comes from the Xantharea Tree. Three varying lengths of bunched spears can look great in a layered effect. Spear Grasses can be tied with jute twine. The binding gives the display a subtle yet decorative feature and lasts quite well in water.
Green bamboo stems have instant impact and a long shelf life. The bamboo can be cut quite short and then criss-crossed over the lip of the vase containing the leaves. The bamboo stalks provide an extension of the vessel for which to support the leaves placed within.
Wheat grass looks fabulous in a white oven dish. It has a very rich green colour, providing the ambience of peace and calm. Wheat grass is said to be very good for you but apparently tastes vile!
Things to consider
- Don't worry about mixing and matching. The impact of one type of grass in a vase is often enough, rather than a variety of mixed grasses.
- To make grass cutting easier, buy a good pair of scissors.
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