Tabletop Garden – Doraemon Bonsai

Tabletop Container Garden - Doraemon Bonsai

This is my tabletop garden – Doraemon Bonsai.  Yes, it doesn’t look like anything close to those elegant oriental potted trees that we usually call as bonsai.  But since bonsai is the art of recreating the beautiful scenery we find in nature in pots and trays, I really do think that this is a bonsai, for it is reliving a scene in the nature (of Doraemon’s world) :) Continue reading Tabletop Garden – Doraemon Bonsai

Tabletop Garden – A Shot of Succulent Please!

Tabletop Container Garden - A Shot of Succulent Please!Don’t these little shots of succulents look cute?  We can either put a few of them together on a tabletop or scatter them around in the house, either way, will add a slice of nature and some refreshing colors to our homes and offices.

Tabletop Container Garden - A Shot of Succulent Please!Actually my idea of making this set of four succulent gardens all started with a succulent that I bought in CitySuper 1.5 years ago .  As time passed by, the white little rocks in the container began to turn greenish and look dirty (as shown in the photo on the right).  Continue reading Tabletop Garden – A Shot of Succulent Please!

How to Make Tabletop Garden – Black N Matching

Tabletop Container Garden - Black N MatchingTabletop garden – Black N Matching is not only an easy-to-make tabletop garden, but it is also a garden that is easy to maintain, making it a great gift for any of your self-claimed blackthumb friends.

Here, let me show you how to make this tabletop garden.

Tabletop Container Garden - Black N Matching

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Tabletop Garden – Kitty Snacks

tabletop-container-garden-cat-01tabletop-container-garden-cat-05After experimenting with growing wheatgrass for about two weeks, I had a pretty good idea of how to grow the grass well in a container, and was more or less ready to make a cat grass tabletop garden as a birthday present for my cat loving friend. And because I wanted the cat grass in the container to be ready for the cats to snack on by the time I gave this garden to my friend, I needed to make this tabletop garden a week in advance.

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Cat Grass Day 21 – Mold Problem Solved

Apparently, moving my bowl of catgrass out to the balcony is the right decision to make.  After a week of time, the mold near the root of the wheatgrass has more or less gone! 😀  Despite of the improved air circulation, the damp and rainy weather in the past . . . → Read More: Cat Grass Day 21 – Mold Problem Solved

Tabletop Garden – Double the Love v2

Tabletop Container Garden - Double the Love v2This is the second Tabletop Garden – Double the Love that I have made, and it is now in Randon Art Workshop.  While people can buy this tabletop garden in the workshop, to me, it is more for promotional purpose than for sales. Hopefully, the city dwellers, especially the younger generation, can find more fun with the green!  Continue reading Tabletop Garden – Double the Love v2

Tabletop Garden – Black N Matching

Tabletop Container Garden - Black N Matching
This tabletop container garden is my gift to my mom for Mother’s Day this year. When I was designing this garden, I wanted it to be an easy-to-maintain garden that requires little time and attention from my busy mom. I wanted the garden to be something cool and fun, while the plants in the garden must be hardy enough to survive on little attention. I don’t want to get my mom discouraged because she thinks she kills the plants in the garden after a few weeks.

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How to Make Container Garden – Money Bowl

Tabletop-Container-Garden-Pilea-PeperomioidesWe know that good drainage is the key to healthy plants, but the containers that we find most attractive are often the ones without drainage holes. So, to broaden my choices of containers, I decided to go ahead and try to drill drainage holes in the containers by myself.

Because this was my first time drilling drainage holes, I chose a wooden Japanese bowl as my container for I knew that it would be much easier to drill holes on wood than on glass. And as expected, this was so easy.

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Container Garden – Money Bowl

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This plant that has some very round green leafs mounted in the center on a long stem is called Pilea Peperomioides. It is a plant native to the Yunnan province in the South of China. And due to its origin and the resemblance between its leafs and coins, this plant is also known as the Chinese money plant.

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Tabletop Garden – In the Outer Space v2

Tabletop Garden - In The Outer Space v2To match the name of this tabletop garden – In the Outer Space better, I have taken away the moss and covered the pots and soil with black stones instead.

Which one do you like more?

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