Houzz TV: Create a Living Arrangement for Your Tabletop

Houzz TV: Create a Living Arrangement for Your Tabletop

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Houzz TV: Create a Living Arrangement for Your Tabletop

A catchall isn’t just for keys and jewelry. It can also become a base for a living plant arrangement to enjoy on a tabletop now, then transplant later as the plants grow. In this episode of Houzz TV, watch as plant designer Baylor Chapman, founder of Lila B. Design and author of The Plant Recipe Book, creates a small living arrangement in a blue catchall. Grab a few plants and a spray bottle of water, and you’re ready to design your own tabletop display.

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ruthieq

Cute.. nice design.

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Sauve

I really like that idea because it is very attractive. Yes, I have used it over the years; sometimes, when used as a per-place setting I have used the plantings as personal take-home gifts for the invitees. So I would like to suggest just a hint for a future article. What to do with all the plants once they have outgrown the planter. Can we cut them back to keep them small enough to make it worth the effort? If we cut them back, can we root them for another application or should we just toss them? How much sun light do they need? Should we place them in a North, South, East, or West window for how many days a week or are they good to go just sitting in the dining room where the curtains will be drawn when we are not at home most days of the week? Can we use these plants in other exterior areas when they have overgrown their container? Finally, are all the plants used in this tutorial safe to use around small children and pets? (for example: Amaryllis is safe concerning the growth but poisonous regarding the bulb.)


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Judy Peters

Love the idea, although the plants chosen have different water requirements.

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jolooks2

Love anything you can do to bring nature inside during this time of the year.


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Sheila Schmitz

Here's the article that accompanies the video, with more watering and care tips: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/77877286/list/houzz-tv-create-a-living-arrangement-for-your-tabletop

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Lila B. Design

Thank you Houzz TV, always a treat to work with you on this video! And for those who have commented, thank you too. Always good to know what interests everyone. - Baylor

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Mary d

succulents and moss in the same container? That won't work

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V KS
Using an existing tray and leftover various evergreen branches, I make a short arrangement, suitable for a tabletop. The taller branches go in vases and placed throughout the house. Decorated with a few xmas ornaments and scented pine cones, they bring smiles and holiday cheer.
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Lila B. Design

HI Mary D-, yes putting moss with succulents looks like a huge faux pas, I agree. If the planting were an outside garden- in full sun - that moss would be toast! But in this case, it works out rather well. This dish has been in my home for about two months and doing great. The plant’s home is not in direct sun at all and the succulents, air plants, and the peperomia are still thriving. Often, but not always, I think of my arrangements as floral designs that last a lot longer - these aren’t full on garden plans meant to last years and years. They are beautiful combinations of plants - for your home - on a very small scale.

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