Before planting that flat of perfectly gorgeous lettuce you just bought, how about using it as a simple summery centerpiece first?

Beautiful spring green romaine lettuce makes for an unexpected, inexpensive and unique arrangement. At home on a kitchen island or party ready placed outside on a picnic table, it looks great anywhere. It’s so easy that feline supervision, while always welcome, isn’t necessary.

You will need:

A rectangular basket

An aluminum foil pan – found in the baking section of your market or a dollar store.

A full or ½ flat of any kind of lettuce

Some assembly required:

Water the flat of lettuce.

Line the basket with the aluminum foil pan.

Place flat into the lined basket.

When you’re finished using the lettuce for decorating, either plant in the garden or make a fabulous green salad!

Happy arranging and gardening!

Love, Nora


  1. Tina on June 17, 2016 at 9:01 am

    The aluminum pan is a great idea!!! I will copy cat your idea for an upcoming gathering, but give you credit to my Ohio friends. Happy arranging and gardening to you too!

    • Nora on June 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Terrific! Let me know how you do! Thanks Tina! Love, Nora

  2. Cathie on June 21, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I have done this with flats of annuals, such as pansies, for center pieces on my table. They’re beautiful! I never thought about using lettuce. Thank you! ????

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