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March 28th, 2012 - Segment 1: Easter Nest
Segment 1: Easter Nest Arrangement Add color, fun and excitement to your home by creating your own Easter nest arrangement. Just take a lush blooming hanging basket and place the pot into another decorative container without actually planting the plants. Then take the hanger off the basket. Now take fresh cut contorted willow branches and create your own nest in the middle of the plants. For the final touch, place colorful plastic eggs in the center of your newly created bird nest. The flowering plants mixed with the willow branches and vibrant eggs are the perfect Easter arrangement.
March 28th, 2012 - Segment 2: Yard Art Bunny
Segment 2: Yard Art Bunny Put a smile on the faces of everyone that comes to your home this Easter. All you have to do is make bunnies out of your shrubs in your yard or in a container.
Materials A large round bush (we used a boxwood)
Four 3" Styrofoam balls
2 large black buttons
2 large leaves (we used banana leaves)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Directions Position banana leaves in plant, bending one leaf to look like droopy ear. For each eye, hot glue button in center of Styrofoam ball. Remove daisy from stem and fold flower petals in half; glue in place. Glue petals to ball to create eyelashes; insert skewer. Remove stem on tomato and insert skewer, glue if necessary. For cheeks, place remaining Styrofoam balls on skewers. Insert all pieces into plant as shown. Stick birch branches into cheeks for whiskers. Add bow at bottom.
Check out the videos for step-by-step instructions! And you can always visit Chris at Botanica Gardens, located at 1601 Rebsamen Park Road, for help on any gardening projects.