Grass is a nice variation from the typical flowers when making inside arrangements. Growing grass for arrangements takes very little time or money, and adds a natural touch when decorating for parties or weddings. The grass can be grown in various size containers such as seed trays, small clay flower pots or even tea cups. Once you learn how to grow the grass, the possibilities are endless for decorative arrangements.
Soak two cups of rye or wheatgrass seed overnight. Place the seed in a bowl and cover with water; stir the seeds to ensure they all get soaked. Drain the seeds in a colander lined with paper towels.
Fill a seed tray 3/4 full of potting soil. Be sure the seed tray has holes in the bottom to allow for good drainage.
Sprinkle the soaked grass seeds over the top of the soil, but do not push the seeds into the soil. Gently spread the seeds out evenly (you do not have to worry about them overlapping one another).
Spritz the seeds with water using a spray bottle with the nozzle turned to a spray. Be careful not to make the soil soggy or wash out the seeds.
Place a double layer of paper towels over the seed tray. Place the tray on a counter or in front of a south-facing window. Mist the soil each day to keep moist.
Remove the paper towels from the seed tray after a week or when the grass has grown 1- to 2-inches tall and begins to lift up the paper towel. Keep your grass in front of a window to get indirect sunlight, and mist daily.
Once the grass reaches 6- to 8-inches tall, it can be used for making arrangements. For a simple arrangement, set the whole seed tray in the middle of a table and surround it with small votive candles.