|Table Top Gardens with Kalanchoe and Begonia|
‘Table Top Gardens’
For years I tried to find a better name for the old ‘dish’ garden idea.
Florists have sold dish gardens forever. They are usually a collection of foliage plants planted together in a decorative ceramic pot. They are sold as a gift item for those who want a present to last longer than cut flowers.
There was a period when the term ‘European Garden’ was promoted. It was a low container where flowering plants were added to a mix of foliage plants. These are very colorful and are still sold, with or without, the European Garden name.
‘Table Top Garden’ is the perfect name for the category.
I saw the term used in a trade magazine and decided that this is the perfect name for a low container with a combination of plants. ‘Table Top Garden’ can work for indoor table decorations and for outdoor mixed planters that could fit on a picnic table.
Both Sinningias and Streptocarpus can be used for the color plants in ‘Table Top Gardens’.