The hole was 1" wide so I used a plastic fork to cover it a little.
A coffee filter over that would keep the dirt from falling through.
Then some rocks from the yard to provide a little more drainage. Succulents don't like their roots in water.
I used an old plastic serving spoon to gently lift the plants out of their pots.
Then I rearranged them into my larger, prettier dish.
It was impossible to keep the dirt off the leaves, so I used a small paintbrush to gently whisk it off.
A few handfuls of small rocks to help hold the plants and the dirt in place make it a done deal.
I love the size for the table.
The the color is perfect.
There is a little room for the plants to expand as they grow, but it does not look sparse.
I like. I like. I like.
There were a few leaves that fell off while I was transplanting, but I stuck them in the dirt of one of the pots to make a little nursery. If they grow, they grow.
I do wish I had bought another dish while I was in Houston to use underneath to catch water. At the time I assumed I would water the garden over the sink so It would drain well, but failed to consider how heavy it would be between the pottery and rocks. Next time I am back I will probably pick one up. For now, I have a piece of foil with a paper napkin on top under the drain hole. It will be fine for now.