3 Greens That Make Easy (and Pretty) Centerpieces

updated May 1, 2019
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(Image credit: Cali Dunn)

Well, it’s not peony season at Trader Joe’s just yet. And ranunculus and anemone aren’t particularly cheap or plentiful either, so what’s a girl supposed to do for a dinner party centerpiece? You could go the route of supermarket carnations or roses, but if you’re looking to try something a little different and springy, why not give plants a go?

Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year

Follow these bloggers’ leads for your next gathering.

1. Succulents

Succulents are practically sold everywhere these days. They’re hearty and always appear to be somewhat in season. And they’re particularly low-lying — meaning they won’t cut off conversation across a dinner table — especially if you put them in a trough-style planter the way Cali Dunn, the blogger behind Dalla Vita, did. Just plant the succulents and cover them with some smooth white pebbles.

P.S.: In case you don’t recognize it, table is actually the BJURSTA table from IKEA and Cali just whitewashed it!

See more pics: Dining Table Do Over at Dalla Vita

(Image credit: Jenny Steffens Hobick)

2. Herbs

If you have herbs growing in your kitchen, you already have the perfect centerpiece. Jenny Hobick from Everyday Occasions simply takes the small window box off her kitchen’s sill and sets it right down the center of her table when company comes over. Again, the long shape of the box and low height of the herbs are conducive to conversation and keep the look casual. If you aren’t already growing herbs, perhaps this will inspire you to start?

Copy her look: Easy Summer Centerpiece at Everyday Occasions

(Image credit: The Summery Umbrella)

3. Ferns

Ferns have been making a big comeback in home design. Have you noticed them popping up in fabric, wallpaper, and art prints? In real life, their low-light-loving ways make them ideal for a table. And Linda Cathcart, from The Summery Umbrella, realized that you just need a few single fronds in a pitcher for a seemingly pulled-together centerpiece.

Get more inspiration: Fern Spring Centerpiece at The Summery Umbrella

Do you have a favorite of the three? Or maybe you have a way of mixing them all together? Tell us about your go-to green centerpieces in the comments.