Centerpieces from the Backyard

Dig around a little and you'll find most of the materials you'll need to create these natural centerpieces.

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Photo: Kana Okada

Scenic Roots

You don't need to bust out the burlap to celebrate Earth Day?s 40th anniversary on April 22. Try this fresh idea from interior designer Michelle Adams, founder of eco-friendly textile line Rubie Green ( She found all the raw materials she needed at her local farmers? market. To make it, scan the produce aisles for root vegetables like onions, carrots and radishes with their stalks and leaves attached (flowering bulbs work great, too). Grab a couple of clear wine decanters or vases and rest one veggie (or a bundle of them) root side up in the opening, letting the greens dangle down inside the glass.

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