Creative Designs for your Table and your Garden.
Discovery, embracing change and the love of creative expression brought these owners together over a decade ago. As the drought hit California they joined forces in launching Table2Garden, with the goal of creating sustainable florals for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Their creative designs - both tabletop and landscape - are now celebrated in homes, retail stores and art galleries throughout Southern California. To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating a full cyce of innovative and sustainable designs with minimal environmental impact. Wherever possible, organic and sustainable materials are used. Grapevines, driftwood, reclaimed and salvaged woods, pumpkins, gourds - you'll find all in abundance at Table2Garden. Our line of air-dried florals are created here in California, as are our reclaimed wood boxes. Give a truly original gift by Table2Garden.
SUCCULENT PLANT CARE & FAQ
Our goal with each artisan arrangement is to help your succulents thrive over time. So we hope you will read our FAQ's on planting, deconstructing, upcycling and caring for your artisan succulents. Don't be afraid to de-construct and move from your arrangement, and to prune and propagate. That's what we are all about! And we are here to help.
Succulents - Light and Temperature
Part of the
appeal of succulents is their variety of colors and shapes. But
succulents in the purple and orange color family are really better
suited for outdoor spaces and warmer temperatures. Plantings that are red-tipped or bright colors need actual sunlight to maintain those bright colors. In indoor plantings, succulents can do well
in very crowded compositions, as it keeps their roots constrained and their sizes manageable. Grey green succulents often are best suited for full shade environments. Succulents don't need a lot of
light, but they do need some, at least 2-3 hours each day. Indoor office spaces with artificial light do
great! If your succulent has been indoors for some period of time and you wish to move it outdoors, make sure you avoid exposure to direct sunlight initially. Give your succulents time to acclimate between environments and climates. Succulents will only survive outdoors in frost free environments, ideally with temperatures that do not drop below 40 degrees.
Succulents - Watering!
Most folks kill their succulents by over-watering. Succulents hold water in their leaves and core, and are happy in desert like conditions. So water sparingly. Once a week during the summer or hot weather, and only once every other week - or longer - during the winter. You do not want to water at the root level, but rather water the actual flowers of the plant, much like morning dew. You want to allow the roots to completely dry between waterings.
Succulents - Prune & Propagate!
Succulents will grow for years. Each plant type grows at different rates in different environments. If your plant is getting too large, remove the exterior leaves and replant them. Or subdivide the plant and replant. Your original investment, if cared for, will yield additional plants over time. Do not be afraid to trim and prune, and you can repurpose many of your cuttings into new plantings. Make sure you replant your cuttings in the original soil your previous plant was in and do not add fertilizer. Do not water for a couple of days after planing.
Succulents - The Checklist:
WATER.......only when soil is dry. This is generally once a week in summer and once or twice a month during cooler months. We recommend misting your plant weekly so that it’s at least getting some water but not being overwatered. Particularly indoor plants. Invest in a simple spray bottle.
LIGHT.......more sunlight brings out color in many succulents. More shade makes succulents deeper green. Most are happiest in 1/2 day of sun as a maximum. Changes in sunlight and heat is fine. Most succulents can endure indoor, outdoor, heat and cold. You just need to be a bit patient. Don't give up if you lose a few leaves when you first move your plant.
SOIL..you don't need good
soil! Another reason succulents are great for the novice gardener. If
you are going to pot a plant and are buying soil, use a cactus or
succulent mix as it has sand and other mix-in's that help with drainage.
Don't invest in an expensive potting soil - and never choose a soil
that is moisture holding. You want drainage and the ability to dry out,
versus keeping moisture in.
CONTAINERS...Any container will
do. If the container does not have drainage, you want to make sure that
you are using gravel, rock and can avoid moisture accumulating. A
non-glazed pot works better than a glazed one, again due to moisture. It never hurts to add some gravel or rock, particularly if your container is going to be outdoors in the elements.
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