Despite their delicate appearance, grape hyacinths are tough enough to use in live arrangements. Enjoy their spring-fresh cheer for days, watering lightly every day to keep the roots moist, then plant them outdoors to bloom again the following year. A footed dish provides an ideal platform for grape hyacinths nestles into a stylized bird's nest.
1) Buy a pot of blooming grape hyacinths or dip up a small clump from your garden, and gently rinse the soil off the bulbs and roots
2) Carefully wrap a rubber band around the group of stems, near the base. Tighten the rubber band just enough to hold the stems upright.