Make Your Own Tabletop Garden
Here’s how to create a beautiful living 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
Delicate: Green reindeer moss with tiny violas
Casual: Natural Spanish moss with a bronze sedum
Pictured: Moss tabletop for $105
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