In the back garden,
A pumpkin replaces the sorry looking geraniums
on the table under the pergola.
And inside . . .
A couple of years ago, when friend Martha Jane hosted a
meeting (either garden club or PEO)
she had the most marvelous centerpiece on her dessert table.
|This is not Martha Jane's -- I didn't get a picture of hers|
A succulent filled pumpkin
I brazenly asked where she got it
She kindly found the magazine where she got her idea,
made a color copy for me
And an idea was born
An idea whose time had come, I decided
On the breakfast room table at Linderhof . . .
Full of succulents big and little
I've always loved greens with the oranges of fall
It makes a great centerpiece on the breakfast room table!
And it's easy to do . . .
- Pick a pumpkin -- the flatter Cinderella's work best I think
- Buy some sphagnum moss (unless, like me, you already have some)
- Wash and dry the outside of the pumpkin, cut off the stem
- Use spray adhesive to spray the top of the pumpkin
- Position moss on top of the adhesive. About 1/2 inch or so is enough
- With dabs of glue on the bottom of cuttings of succulents, arrange on top of the moss
- Water the moss with a spray bottle about once a week
- If you use indoors, place on a plate . . . pumpkins have been known to ruin tabletops (whether they have succulents in them or not!
- Probably by the time you're ready to put out Christmas, the pumpkin may be rotting. Just transfer the succulents to another pot where they should continue to grow!