Some of you might remember that I filled these epergnes with apples, and berry wreaths and used them for holiday decorations on my dining room table. They are a bit challenging because the bowls are so shallow; it complicates what you can put in them. I wasn't quite ready to put them away so now they are on the window ledge in the media/family room. I like the way they look with the light shining through, but, what to do to glam them up? It was once again...
...succulents to the rescue!
I took little glass votive holders and filled them with potting soil and succulent cuttings from the garden.
I did this in a blue and white Chinese foot bath several months ago and they are doing well, in fact they are getting too big for the container.
To cover the messy part I tucked in some sphagnum moss and let it trail...I got this idea from the holiday issue of Jeanne d'Arte magazine. They featured several interesting ways to accessorize with different kinds of moss ~ all lovely.
I am pleased with the way it looks, I always perfer using natural plants when possible ~ these with an occassional sprinkling of water should last until the spring when they will be rooted and then I will plant them in the garden. I think that succulents are the most wonderful group of plants. I am basically an cottage style gardener, but succulents seem to fit in anywhere, and most important ~ thrive. I think of them as 'Garden Jewels'.
The tureen was a gift from my brother, he always gives me the most wonderful things. The epergnes once belonged to my Aunt Lolly who I have spoken about here before.