A Recipe For Success: A Modern Living Centrepiece

This Thanksgiving is going to look a little different than usual this year, small faces in bigger places and all. But that doesn't mean that you're smaller than usual gathering has to be less remarkable. Dress up your Thanksgiving table with a stunning display with two planters full of seasonal flowers and perennials which have a fresh woodland vibe. Finish off the look with swaths of seeded Eucalyptus and mini pumpkins. This display is perfect for large and long tables as this allows you to spread the items out for a complete look. So join Candace and I this week for a great Recipe For Success.


Shopping List:

  • 2 Rectangular Planters

  • 2 4" White Cyclamen

  • 2 4" Soleirolia aurea 'Golden Baby Tears'

  • 2 4" Calocephalus 'Silver Stone'

  • 2 4" Maidenhair Ferns

  • 1 4" Calluna Skyline Heather

  • 4 White Mini Pumpkins

  • 1 Bag of WillGro Fine Fir Bark

  • 1 Bag of ProMix Planter Mix

  • 1 Bag of Dutch Treat Aggregate drain rock

Optional: Table Dressing

  • 1 Bunch of Eucalyptus

  • 5 Pinecones

  • 2 Fairylight strings

  • 4 White Mini Pumpkins


Step 1:

Use two rectangular planters to create a larger display.

Gather all of your materials and grab your gloves. These planters are tightly packed for instant fullness and effect, so you might have to knock away extra soil from around the root balls of your plants to get it all to fit easily.


First, fill both your planters with a thin layer of aggregate drain rock and then cover with about 1" of potting soil. Use the two diagrams below to mimic the layout that we used for the planters as they are intended to be displayed side by side as if they were one large planter.









Use rocks for drainage and then fill with soil.

Planter 1 Layout




Step 2:


Start by placing your Maidenhair Fern and 'Silver Stone' in the front and back of the planter, somewhat off centre to one another on the left side. Next place the white Cyclamen and 'Golden Baby Tears' at the opposite end of the planter. You will have a little space in the corners of your pot where your mini pumpkins will go eventually.


Planter 2 Layout