Here you will discover ten ways to make living table toppers with succulents. These miniature plants combine a wide range of colors and shapes with low maintenance making them ideal for use as centerpieces. Create one of these and you will have a table top feature that will last for months and save you having to provide fresh flowers every week. These ideas come from an article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website.
Why bother with flowers when you can have a fresh focal point that?s just as beautiful but lasts for years? If you haven?t already hopped on the succulent bandwagon, perhaps we can convince you with this roundup of 10 stunning and diverse succulent centerpieces.Perfect as a display on an outdoor table or an accent on a sunny windowsill, these miniature gardens will be guaranteed conversation-starters at your next party. Best of all, they?re much easier to put together than they seem and require very little care to maintain.1. Simple and elegant. The designer of this Santa Barbara, California, backyard used a low wooden trough to hold a mix of succulents running down the center of a trestle table. The design is both simple and timeless ? fitting well with the modern farmhouse-style dining set.
To re-create this look, choose a neutral-toned container, ideally with a narrow rectangular shape, and a subdued gray-green color palette for the succulents, such as pearly echeveria (Echeveria spp., USDA zones 9 to 11; find your zone) and silver-coated cobweb houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum, zones 4 to 9), both pictured. The plants seen here would grow best in full sun to partial sun exposure.2. Vibrant vignette. Bring a hit of color to your patio with a vivid combination of red, orange, gold and chartreuse succulents. For outdoor displays, choose succulents that deepen in color when exposed to sunlight, such as some varieties of echeveria and hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum).
This bright mix in a San Francisco Bay Area backyard includes orange ?Sticks on Fire? milk bush (Euphorbia tirucalli ?Sticks on Fire?, zones 10 to 11), lime green watch chain (Crassula muscosa, zones 9 to 11), orange-tipped hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum, zones 3 to 8) and gold ?Angelina? stonecrop (Sedum rupestre ?Angelina?, zones 3 to 11). All succulents pictured thrive in full sun.