A lot of the work we do is with cut flowers, but for this setting I wanted to work with materials that last. Potted plants are a very easy way to decorate a tablescape, and afterward you can take the plants with you or give them as hostess gifts—they have the benefit of staying power and add a beautiful decorative touch to any table.
If you bring them home, simply put them on your patio table, where they will live permanently as decorative pieces and provide longer-lasting enjoyment than cut flower arrangements. You can also add these potted accents to table settings, adding other floral details that complement the potted arrangements.
Kristen’s Tips for a Potted Plant Centerpiece
- I’m a big fan of texture and of the variety that’s found in meadow grasses and wild florals. For this arrangement, we incorporated grasses like lamb’s ear, Santa Barbara daisy, and yarrow. I love how they each play a part, adding sculptural shape and geometry to a landscape. I wanted to play with that idea using potted accents planted with delicate grasses and petite florals.
- Wildflowers tend to be fragile and seasonal, but when I can, I love to integrate them into tablescapes.
- I wanted the pots for this table to be modern and clean. You can always replant the florals in different types of containers, depending on your personal taste.
- There’s no focal flower in this tablescape, just the planters, which are decorative and spare.