Navy and Gold Tweed Dress / Nude Suede Sandals / Diamond Necklace by Caroline Waggoner / Blue and White Bowl / Reindeer Moss / Sheet Moss / Wood Moss / Game Table is a Family Heirloom but similar here / Get all Family Room Details here

I’m excited to answer another reader question with this post!  After sharing my fall family room refresh, I got several questions about the indoor container garden I had created in the blue and white import bowl.

Readers had asked this before and I was thrilled I had taken these photos already to show you how!  This gorgeous bowl from Wisteria is an anchor decor piece in our family room. Whether it has had gorgeous orchids the coffee table or a mix of beautiful plants on the game table it is one of my favorite pieces.

To create this indoor container garden, I selected one 2-quart blooming oregano plant, two 4–inch variegated leafy plants, one 4-inch hydrangea and an air succulent. Choosing plants with complementary colors helps to make your arrangement look cohesive. Just as in styling any room adding one piece with a pop of color helps to draw your eye. In this arrangement, that is the hydrangea with the more intense blue that still complements the other plants.

First, I lined the bottom of the bowl with foil.  Then I used Styrofoam to build the bottom of the bowl and line the edges to form a ledge for the different types of moss. Here I’ve used reindeer moss, wood moss and sheet moss in patches around the edge.  Varying the colors gives it a more finished and custom look.  I use these mosses around orchids I pick up at Trader Joe’s to add a special touch.

The next step is to add your largest plant still in its container. Let’s say this one is placed like you’re looking at a clock at 12 o’clock. I then place the leafy plants at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock and the hydrangea at 6 o’clock.  I prefer to leave the plants in their individual containers so I can water each of them appropriately not over or under watering them. It also allows me to pop one out easily should I forget to water! This happens to me often!

There are so many other containers around my home that would work for this as well. That silver punch bowl you received as a wedding gift: perfect! A beautiful champagne bucket gathering dust on your bar: brilliant!

I hope seeing how simple this is inspires you to create a blooming garden for a special spot in your home.  I’ve gathered beautiful container and moss in a boutique below.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Stay tuned for a special project with an extremely talented friend you’ll definitely want to download and my newest e-book.  They will both help you prepare for holiday entertaining!  Subscribers will get first access!

I’ve also added a Holiday Tab on the Menu above where you will find Gift Guides and Inspiration for Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one spot!  The Gift Guides there currently are from last year but still have great ideas to get you started while we curate the Gift Guides you’ll have access to shortly!

PS – Did you know two new giveaways that will be on going to thank you for your loyalty and support.  Randomly, each month I’ll select winners from the comments those who leave on blog posts and from those subscribed to my newsletter.  These winners will receive gift boxes filled with some of my favorite items…some gifted by brands and others I add to the mix.
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