Taken at Lemiga Event's Soiree.            Photo courtesy of Altmix Photography.  
 
Wheatgrass is normally grown to blend into highly nutritious drinks or shakes; however, in the past several years it's also been highly used in event centerpieces.  Just picture perfect green spring grass. In most centerpieces it is cut to a height of several inches or can be cut shallower depending on the type of inserts/flowers you are planning on inserting.
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It is available for purchase in 10"x20"rectangular flats at many whole or natural food stores.  If you are needing several flats, I'd inform them ahead of time so they'll be sure to have enough in stock for your event.
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If you have budget concerns, you are also able to grow your own wheatgrass through wheatgrass kits available for purchase online.  These kits are available in both rectangular 10"x 20" flat kits and round centerpiece type kits. Although they can be pretty easy to grow, the grass doesn't stay the perfect color or length long so I would suggest if you are planning on growing yourself that you purchase one of the kits, with plenty of directions, and also try to grow a flat or two before your big event being sure to note specifics on length of growth time, how long grass lasts, how much to water, etc. For wheatgrass growing instructions please click here.  I would recommend visiting the below online wheatgrass kit sites. i've purchased from this company in the past and have always had wonderful results.
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Genesis WheatGrass - 8" Round Centerpiece
Genesis WheatGrass - 10" Round Centerpiece
Genesis WheatGrass - Rectangular Tray Centerpiece
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Regarding inserting the pinwheels into wheatgrass, if you are worried about the pinwheel handles getting dirty from sitting in possibly moist soil (the handles are not made of plastic rather they are similar to candy or lollipop sticks) I would suggest purchasing floral water tubes/picks and inserting the pinwheel handles into these tubes before placing into the wheatgrass (of course you won't add water to the water tubes). These tubes are pretty inexpensive and available at most craft stores or online in bulk. Not only will these tubes keep the pinwheel handles clean, they will also help by keeping the pinwheels straight and upright. This is especially needed if you plan on inserting our 8" or longer pinwheels into the wheatgrass. (The water tubes should have stake type inserts rather than rounded ends.)  Note:  Some of your guests may remove the pinwheels and accidentally remove the tube as well. Since this is possible, we suggest that you have a seating card table attendant or two (or three if you have a large wedding) available to ensure that guests know that they don't have to take these tubes with them. Have them carry around a cute little basket to collect all the tubes that have accidentally been lifted from the soil.
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When I've not had access to water picks for one reason or another, I've also been known to merely cover the bottom of the pinwheel stick with plastic before I've stuck into the wheatgrass. The bottom corners of plastic sandwich bags have worked for me in the past. Just cut each corner to a length long enough to keep the stick clean and slide over stick, then insert into the grass.
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Looking for another way to use the pinwheels on your escort table but don't want to have to deal with wheat grass? Styrofoam would work great - you can usually buy large sheets of styrofoam at craft and hobby stores - some even have sheets of styrofoam in shapes.  To dress the styrofoam up try covering it with moss (available at stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels in the dried flower sections). The moss should adhere to the styrofoam pretty easily with a glue gun.  You can even dress it up a bit more by scattering either fresh flowers (at the last minute) or dried flowers such as rose petals or hydrangeas.
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For a list of other creative uses for pinwheels click here.

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