ISSUE 94  |  October Moon

World’s Best Tabletop Garden

October 18, 2013 1:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Is it a coincidence that I have developed a desperate need for a low, shallow planter soon after purchasing a coffee table? Don’t answer that; just take a look:

Do you think indoor succulent plants are harder to grow than people admit? See How to Stop Killing Your Indoor Succulents.

Photographs by Caitlin Atkinson.

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Above: The rounded Canoe Pot from LA-based Bauer Pottery is 24.5 inches long and a mere six inches deep; the dimensions are excellent for a tabletop planter because they will enable you to cram in a maximum number of low shallow-rooted succulents. It’s $125 from Bauer Pottery. Photograph by Flora Grubb via Flickr.

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Above: A shallow planter is ideal for small succulents; the faster the soil dries out, the happier they are. Photograph by Flora Grubb via Flickr.

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Above: The Canoe Pot is available in 15 colors, including Bauer Orange (R), for which there is a surcharge of $8.75. Photograph by Bauer Pottery via Flickr.

Considering a tabletop garden of succulents? Check out the rest of our posts about Succulents.

N.B.: This is an update of a post published Oct. 23, 2012.