Mini Cake Pan Floral Decor

How to Make a mini cake pan garden with Sensible Gardening

It is so hot here now I really can’t do much in the garden, except to keep it well watered. The weeds and perennial cut backs will just have to wait for cooler days. I ended up cleaning out a few kitchen drawers of all things and ran across some mini loaf pans that I once used to make individual Christmas cakes for gifts.

Turning mini cale pans into table floral decor with Sensible Gardening and Living

These little baking pans are just 2’’x 4” in size and can be found in most better cooking stores. I thought they would make cute mini flower gardens for the table or windowsill.

Mini pans for gardening with Sensible Gardening and Living

First job was to raid the garden. I went looking for hens & chicks, sedum, thyme and geraniums. There is so much growth in these plants you would never know I stole a few.

Raiding the garden with Sensible Gardening and Living After filling the pans with good potting soil I arranged and planted my specimens and gave everything a good drink. Next I added a few decorative rocks for interest. You could also use marbles or colored stones and gems.


I had a few of these little vials which I pushed down into the soil for adding a cut flower that I can change on a regular basis. For one I added some sprigs of fresh lavender and the other I used a mini daylily bloom from Hemerocallis “Raspberry Pixie”. I found these awhile back in a scrapbooking store but the dollar store might have them too.

Mini flower vials with Sensible Gardening and Living

I thought they turned out quite lovely and plan to use them at the kitchen table. Each day I can change the flower bloom to suite my mood for the day! With all the new daylilies in bloom I can go out to the field and have a new look every morning.

Mini loaf pan garden with Sensible Gardening and Living

Mini table decor with Sensible Gardening and Living


Mini cake pan garden with Sensible Gardening and Living

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Tagged floral decor, flower gardens, geraniums, hen & Chicks, lavender, mini cake pan, Raspberry Pixie, sedum

About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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