Our Succulent Table to Garden Story... Table2Garden was started by two friends who often shared succulent cuttings and admired each others unique plants. With a desire to up-cycle, re-purpose and explore artistic, natural designs, Table2Garden was launched. A mostly online, mostly succulent artisan shop; dedicated to creating sustainable gifts that reflect the seasons and transition effortlessly from Table2Garden.
Beyond succulents, finds from their wanderings and travels are integrated. The mossed wood from a recent trip to The Ranch, the bamboo succulent containers once used for steaming dumplings. Wherever possible, organic and sustainable "containers" are used. Grapevines, driftwood, reclaimed and salvaged woods, pumpkins, gourds - you'll find all in abundance at table to garden. These artisan arrangements are designed to ensure that what is enjoyed indoors can transition and enhance your outdoor living - whether that be in containers on a deck or rooftop, or in a patch of unused dirt in the backyard.
To the novice gardener, succulents are easy to grow and quite forgiving. As a gift, they are a living remembrance that traditional flower arrangements cannot provide. The beautiful pumpkin arrangement can be planted outdoors and fertilize the succulents which once topped it. The ceramic container can be "upcycled" to store your eggs this summer. The corsage "potted" on the windowsill provides memories for years to come. We hope what you learn and purchase here will spark your love of artisan succulents and start you on a journey of discovery, from table2garden.
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 indoor table2garden. That's what we are all about! And we are here to help.
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SUCCULENT PLANT CARE & FAQ
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
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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