Lawn Care

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.

Equipment and Suppliers

Deluca's Florist
237 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9380 4144
  • black vase

  • tall cylindrical vase

  • square vase

Orson and Blake
83 - 85 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
Ph: (02) 9326 1155
  • gold fish bowl at $59

  • slim clear glass cylinder vase at $39

  • slim clear tall vase at $49

Bondi Wheat Grass Juice Company
97 Manning Road
Double Bay NSW 2028
Ph: (02) 9328 4444
  • Wheat grass at $17 per tray

Livingstone International
106 - 116 Epsom Road
Roseberry NSW 2018
Ph: (02) 9313 6111
  • medical flask at $4.82

Country Road

Want more? We thought you might like this video.


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.