Here’s how to create a beautiful living centerpiece
Make Your Own Tabletop Garden
Andrea M. Gómez
A refreshing change from your average centerpiece.

Breathe life onto a tabletop by infusing greens in the design. Pasadena landscape architect Heather Lenkin created this centerpiece.

Just soak floral moss in water to make it easier to work with, tear off chunks, squeeze out excess water, then place moss atop a table. (Use a cookie sheet on a water-vulnerable surface like wood.)

On the moss, center a votive tray with a Graptopetalum succulent in each candle slot―no need for soil. Mist to keep the arrangment fresh.

Get the look: Choose a moss to complement a small plant that you want to highlight. Each of these cost just $10 or less.

Mod: Black reindeer moss with a blue-gray tillandsia

Jeffery Cross
Black reindeer moss with a blue-gray tillandsia.

Delicate: Green reindeer moss with tiny violas

Jeffery Cross
Green reindeer moss with violas.

Casual: Natural Spanish moss with a bronze sedum

Jeffery Cross
Natural Spanish moss with a bronze sedum.

Pictured: Moss tabletop for $105

More: How to garden anywhere

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