(Closed) Living Centerpieces? Green Thumbed Bees help please!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

omg I thought based on your post title that you wanted to put something called “green thumbed bees” in your centerpieces… I was picturing some foreign type of bee in a jar on each table… yikes! I’m glad to see that this is not the case! herbs and wheatgrass are MUCH safer

😛

 

Unfortunately, I have the black thumb of death but I hope you get some help here!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I’m not an expert but I hear mint is supposed to be pretty easy to grow.

Carefull with wheat grass it grows extremely quickly and you have to keep just the right amount of water in it or else the roots will mold, I tried to grow it multiple times for my cat, it was terrible.

I found this for you though: 

Although many people choose to customize their gardens to fit their own cooking preferences, dill, oregano, basil, sage, thyme, rosemary, sweet marjoram, tarragon, and parsley are often excellent choices for the beginning herb gardener. These herbs are hearty, resistant to disease, and can be used in a variety of recipes. If you plan to grow cooking herbs indoors, you may also want to consider including garlic chives, mint, winter savory, or lavender as part of your herb garden. Since different types of cooking herbs grow best in certain climates, it’s a good idea to ask a sales representative at your local garden center for advice on planning your first herb garden.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You should be able to find herbs from a local garden store very cheaply. I have an indoor grow set up for seed starting and I never start my herbs because for only $2 you can usually get pretty full plants.

I woudln’t grow then in the bitch vases just because you may rot the vase (hard to tell w/out seeing it). Try to find clear pots that fit?

All the herbs listed above should be easy care with just regular watering.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kermie: I wouldn’t grow them in the “bitch” vases either, LOL!

 

@MrsP-to-be: When is your wedding? I think this is one of those things where it is just far less stressful to take shortcuts.

1. If you want wheatgrass, find a wholesaler who delivers to juice places in your area. I have done this a number of times. The wheatgrass is delivered in large trays. I just cut it to fit the size of the trays I am using for the centerpieces.

2. If you want to do herbs, measue the inside diameter of the birch vases. find out what size pot will fit inside. Depending on how tall the vases are, you nay have to place a small block of wood etc inside the vase to lift the pot of herbs up to the top of the vase.

Buy your herbs at yout local greenhouse. Annual herbs are much cheaper than perennial herbs. Make sure you don’t get herbs that are too strongly scented like dill .

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FutureMrsBondo: I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!! haha I clicked on the link so fast

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hahahah I also asked myself “what the heck are green thumbed bees?, and what happens if someone knocks over a jar!?”

 

I kind of like the idea of wheatgrass better. Depending on what you want your “look” to be, wheatgrass can give you a cleaner more polished centerpiece. Herbs would be more rustic.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

hahahah I also asked myself “what the heck are green thumbed bees?, and what happens if someone knocks over a jar!?”

 

I kind of like the idea of wheatgrass better. Depending on what you want your “look” to be, wheatgrass can give you a cleaner more polished centerpiece. Herbs would be more rustic.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I know this is three months later, but I still think about this post pretty often (because of the funny title). When I first read it, I was so excited to see what a centerpiece of green-thumbed bees would look like lol.

Anyway, I <3 your thread title.

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