Dish gardens are a great low-maintenance and lasting gift option! They work well in office or home settings, and they can be given for birthdays, anniversaries, or even as sympathy. Dish gardens have been around for a long time, but they’ve certainly increased in popularity in recent years.
What is a dish garden?
A dish garden is a collection of plants growing in a shallow container or dish. They’re typically slow-growing, compatible plants that create a small ecosystem when planted together. The interesting colors and textures of a dish garden create a striking centerpiece or accent arrangement for small spaces.
What plants can go in a dish garden?
There are many different varieties and sizes of dish gardens. Here at Lilygrass, we carry 2 different varieties of dish gardens. ceramic containers that are filled with multiple green plants and succulents paired with rocks and moss to create low-maintenance and beautiful dish gardens. In other cases, a dish garden may be slightly larger and include both greenery and blooming plants. However, if it gets too large, it’s simply a mixed collection of potted plants rather than a dish garden. The key to a dish garden is the shallow container and mix of small plants.
How do you care for a dish garden?
As with any potted plant, knowing how to water your plant and ensuring it gets adequate light are two critical aspects of caring for your plant. The specific water and light needs of a dish garden will vary depending on what plants are included, so ask your florist for input on care instructions. In many cases, people tend to overwater dish gardens rather than underwater, so keep that in mind!
Ready to customize a dish garden for yourself or a loved one? Call us today to discuss your options!
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