“Mums” are the word this season – and so are cabbages! Ornamental cabbages are beautiful, hearty, and inexpensive plants that have a lot of “wow” to them, whether they’re planted in a grouping or just solo.
On my last run to the farm stand, this one little cabbage caught my eye. It was perfect; soft blue-green ruffled leaves with just the right amount of purple for interest. I wish it had a matching friend, but no luck. Can I make the most of it? I think I can…I think I can.
It’s quick and easy!
- Find an interesting container that’s as close to the scale of the plant. (I love the blue-grey color of this old wooden bucket.)
- Place a plastic container in the center.
- Keep container in place by adding bubble wrap or newspaper.
- Soak sphagnum moss (can be purchased at nursery or craft store), gently wring out extra water.
- Place handfuls of moss around inside edge of container (if some hangs out, that’s O.K.). Since the cabbage’s leaves are low to the ground, I find it’s best to moss it before placing it into the container.
- Keep plant in original plastic pot and just pop inside mossed container.
- Easy clean up and re-use by replacing with another plant when you wish to change it up!
My little $4.00 cabbage is all dressed up and ready to be the star of our fall cookout buffet table!