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Tabletop Saucer Garden

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Want a great way to exercise your green thumb during the winter months? Think outside the box with an indoor mini garden planted in a terra-cotta saucer.

Saucer garden on table

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Small trowel
  • Bamboo skewers or chopsticks
  • Plastic spoon

Materials

  • 16" terra-cotta saucer, #94461
  • Pendant light cones, #87316, #21593
  • 8 quarts premium potting mix, #93762
  • Assorted polished stones, #139462, #340434
  • Assorted small plants
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Instructions

Step 1

Fill the bottom of the terra-cotta saucer with soil.

Step 2

Determine where you want to place the pendant light cones and plants, then plant tiny coleus, begonias, and creeping variegated fig and ferns. We surrounded them with decorative stones, river rocks, seashells, and coral.

Step 3

Place the saucer on a large plate to protect your table from moisture.
Good to Know
Plastic spoons, bamboo skewers, and chopsticks work great as mini garden tools for digging or positioning plants.
Glass light shades add sparkle to a tray filled with succulent plants, stones, and shells.

Glass light shades add sparkle to a tray filled with succulent plants, stones, and shells.