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Coffee Table Succulent Garden in Vintage Silver

Coffee Table Succulent Garden in Vintage Silver. Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

One of my favorite things to do, when it comes to gardening, is use containers. Container gardening is easy and not at all overwhelming. You can grow exactly what you want, where you want it…even on your coffee table! I’ll share where I got my inspiration for this Coffee Table Succulent Garden later on in the post. 

Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

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One of my favorite things to do, when it comes to gardening, is use containers. Container gardening is easy and not at all overwhelming. You can grow exactly what you want, where you want it…even on your coffee table! I’ll share where I got my inspiration for this Coffee Table Succulent Garden later on in the post. 

Coffee Table Succulent Garden supplies needed:

  • Cactus and succulent soil mix
  • small pebbles
  • vintage containers (I used silver and one ironstone tureen) and succulent plants. Click HERE to see the soil I used. (The man at Lowe’s said it would work just fine.)

Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

First, pour pebbles into each container. This will keep the succulents from getting water-logged. If you want to drill holes into your containers, you can skip this step. 

Next, put a little potting soil into each container. Gently remove the succulents from the plastic pots and loosen the roots. Nestle them into the containers, adding more soil to keep them in place. For small containers, use just one plant. For larger containers, use several.

Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

I was worried about picking out the correct succulents, but I decided I was not going to let that stop me. My hope is that since they were for sale at Lowe’s, in Ohio, they will be just fine for my zone. The pic below shows the plants I used.

Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.When it comes to care, as I was reading the plant descriptions, I discovered they all were pretty much the same. 

  • Needs well-drained, sandy soil
  • Heat tolerant
  • Part sun to full sun
  • Protect from frost
  • Do not overwater
  • Suitable for containers

Since I really didn’t know what I was doing, I decided to pick the plants that had the most interesting shapes. I varied the color so some were dark green and some were lighter.

Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

This was not at all scientific…and time will tell if they thrive. As soon as it warms up I am moving them out to my back porch. I have always wanted plants out there and I thought this would be worth a try. I am prepared to transplant them into bigger pots if need be, but I hope that’s not necessary this summer. I am crossing my fingers that in the fall, they can move back inside to my coffee table.

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Coffee Table Succulent Garden | Shows how to plant succulents in vintage containers for a lovely coffee table display.

Now I want to talk about where I got the inspiration for this post. Sometimes inspiration is an unpredictable thing. It can go missing in action for weeks and then, when you least expect it, it knocks on your door. That’s what happened when I treated myself to a gardening book called Garden Made. It’s written by my friend, Stephanie Rose, who also writes the gardening website Garden Therapy. 

Garden Made | Stephanie Rose

Stephanie has an amazing story about perseverance and overcoming incredible odds. She shares that in her book, along with “40 down-to-earth ideas for inspired garden crafts, including containers, handmade gifts, outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, and more.” One of the projects in her book is called “Vintage Silver Planters.”

When I saw it, the first thing that popped in my head was “I can do that.” With inspiration, even a coffee table succulent garden can be easy and fun. Anyway, I love Stephanie’s book and if you are in need of inspiration, I highly recommend it. Just click the image of her book for more information.

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