from pictures ;
1. Herbal favours - Like parsley, oregano,
basil, and tarragon, gives this modern setting an organic feel; planted in sleek
pots, the herbs double as inventive displays for a wraparound menu of foods that
put the plants' virtues to good use.
2. Sweet pea seeds - Encourage loved ones
to dig in -- literally. For cute place settings that will grow and grow on
your guests, fill tiny packets with the seeds of your favourite flower, and
stitch them onto simply printed seating cards; then watch the happiness
3. There's nothing more romantic than the rose
-- it's a symbol of love and affection that has stood the test of time.
Miniature rose bushes make for especially adorable favours that, once planted,
will produce blooms for years to come.
4. Daffodil favours - Here, budding bulbs
bought from a local nursery are nestled into sake cups beneath beds of rocks. To
turn them into take-home favours, use a rubber stamp to imprint planting
instructions onto wooden posts.
5. Small tin with seeds - These seed-filled
tins make it possible for each of your guests to take home a pop-up garden,
affixed labels to each one -- names and date on the front, and simple planting
instructions on the back.
6. Matchbooks with seeds - Sure, matchbooks
have become a go-to wedding favour, but there's more to these clever versions
than meets the eye. Give away a surprising something to remember in the form of
a cheery, charming pack of forget-me-not seeds. The best part: Long after the
big day, guests will watch the dainty blossoms -- and the memories -- spring to
7. A bloom of one's own - Demure and delicate,
African violets are pretty little packages and, with minimal effort, can make a
dazzling display. Simply slip the potted plants into panettone molds, cluster on
three-tiered plate stands or let stand solo, and tuck a handwritten note inside.