Sunday, February 17, 2008

Herbal Hostess Gift

We were invited over for dinner the other night by some very special friends of ours, Randy and Belinda, and I wanted to take her a nice hostess gift. Belinda likes to cook as well as garden, so I decided to put together a basket of fresh herbs for her. I found the herbs at Leaf and Petal in Mountain Brook. They have everything, including baskets, moss, ribbon, etc, and they will even custom create it for you. I'd already found a basket somewhere else, so I just bought the herbs and the moss. I chose flat leaf parsley, basil, and lavender. I trimmed down separate zip lock bags and placed each plant inside one to protect the basket from moisture. Then I simply wedged the plants into the basket and placed the moss around it. Then all it needed was a little bit of ribbon.

Very quick, easy, and fun to do.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your basket is getting over looked because of your latest blog. Didn't want to leave it all alone. That is a great idea. I think I'm going to try this. April

Vickie said...

You are so sweet to notice that. Thank you.

Chrissie Larkin said...

This basket is beautiful! I have the perfect person to do it for-her birthday is coming up!!! Thank you!!!

diannew said...

Love this idea! You are so creative! I am sure Belinda loved your beautiful gift.