Dish Gardens

Flowering Dish Gardens

By Kathy
Blossoms & Twigs Florist
Flowering dish gardens, also known as European Dish
gardens, are a stylish gift for almost any occasion. These gardens are created with an assortment of small, green and flowering plants and provide a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness.
Flowering Garden Basket
Kalanchoe, African Violets, Azaleas, Cyclamen, and Gerbera Daisies are just a few of the colorful choices your local florist can use when putting together these special gifts — not to mention chrysanthemums in the Fall and poinsettias during the winter holiday season.
Small European Basket
Whether you’re looking for a special floral gift to say “thank you”, or a basket to cheer a special someone, flowering dish gardens are cheerful hello.
In the Spring, flowering bulb gardens are also available at most local florists. Glorious baskets filled with tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are a wonderful gift for Easter or Mother’s Day.
European Garden Basket
Unlike the pots you’ll see at supermarkets, a florist-designed flowering dish garden or bulb garden will be planted in a beautiful wicker basket or ceramic pot and trimmed with a festive, seasonal ribbon – ready for gift-giving or for you to enjoy yourself. You can also be sure that plants you purchase from your florist have received the loving care that is so important for your plants.
African Violet Dish Garden Basket
Like with all plants, care must be taken to provide appropriate light and adequate water (not too much…) for these dish gardens. Your local florist will have combined plants with similar light and watering requirements so most of the guesswork will be eliminated.
Dish Garden
Most potted plants will be happy in medium light locations. Flowering plants typically require more light than foliage plants, but even they are best suited for bright, indirect sunlight. It’s also important to keep in mind that each of the plants in a dish garden has its own small root system and if you water just one side of the container, the plants on the opposite side may still be dry. It is best if you provide each plant with a little water each time.

3 thoughts on “Dish Gardens”

  1. Gareth most planters are in a solid
    ceramic container or a basket with a solid liner. Watering from the bottom would not work so watering
    from the top would be the best. However if your container does have a drainage hole you could water from the bottom by standing the planter in a dish or bowl of water
    allowing the water to rise up through the soil via capillarity action.

    Over watering a planter can very easily cause root rot so what ever method you use do not over water.

    Enjoy yor planter.

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