This past weekend, though, my girlfriend (who is a creative sort, and terrific at building stuff) decided to make a top for the table with an opening in the middle so that we could plant succulents in it. Always one to embrace a challenge, she used 100 percent scrap wood. Of course, this means that things can't be perfectly even, but I actually think it looks super cool this way. I "helped" (by which I mean, I watched and occasionally procured cold beer).
When we were was done, I planted the top with succulents, starting with a large, lovely echeveria subrigada (the big green one) and adding from there. Here's a picture of the table:
And here's a picture of the surface of the table right after we were finished with it:
Isn't that cool?? I've wanted a succulent table since I first saw one at Flora Grubb in SF (theirs is a picnic table, if memory serves). And now I have one! And it's gorgeous! Wheeeeeee!