Add life to any table with these three simple instructions.
Bring a touch of Tuscany to your table. Create a centerpiece where fresh herbs cascade from stacked pots, much like greenery would tumble over rocks on an Italian hillside.
Individual sprigs of parsley and sage, anchored in floral foam, make up the bottom two layers of this fragrant centerpiece. Rosemary sprigs are the crowning top layer. Plants can be found in grocery stores, or you can purchase them at garden centers.
1. Water the plants and floral foam frequently for several days of freshness, or let the sprigs dry for an everlasting centerpiece. If drying, consider substituting herbs with tougher leaves, such as dill, lavender, or tarragon. Soft-leaved herbs, such as parsley, tend to wither and dry brown. Buy two to three times what you need.
2. Pad each pot with crumpled kraft paper so the next pot sits at the right level, then line the outer edge with floral foam.
3. Assemble the centerpiece, then hang the leftover herbs upside down in a warm, dry place until dry. As the centerpiece dries, fill in gaps with extra sprigs to keep the arrangement looking full.