Winter is just around the corner, but it should not necessarily put an end to your gardening projects. You can bring your garden indoors with a couple of fresh and easy ideas. Plus, you will add a little life and vibrancy into your decor. House plants are great air purifiers, making them beneficial for your health.
Since you will not be able to plant your greenery directly in the ground you will need containers. When you think of container gardening, the first thing that comes to mind is pots. In reality, there is a wide variety of options that can serve as a base of your garden and fit your setting. Forget about the conventional pots.
Here are a couple of creative ways to incorporate your favourite plants into your interior.
A greenhouse is the ultimate dream of the die-hard gardeners. Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to have one. A miniature greenhouse near the window can give your decor a unique look. You can make one yourself or buy it from a store. Mini greenhouses come in different sizes and shapes. The designs vary from simple to sophisticated and from cheap to extravagant.
PVC Window Planter
Replace the traditional window flower boxes with a hanging PVC planter. This is a great idea if you don’t have enough windowsill space. You can easily make the planter from a PVC pipe by drilling holes for the plants and the hooks. The next step is to fill the pipe with rocks, add soil and plant your greenery. You can look up the full tutorial here.
Mason Jar Garden
Mason jars are a popular alternative to the traditional pots and can be used in various ways. You can place them on a countertop or vignette or hang them on a wall with a couple of simple hooks and wire. These containers are ideal for succulents, herbs and cacti. If you are planting herbs, put labels on each mason jar.
If you have a blank boring wall, turn it into the focal point of your decor. Vertical gardens don’t take a lot of space and can be easily installed. There is a wide range of designs and materials from which you can build your living wall – from wooden pallets to hex wire netting. There are certain things you need to take into account if you decide to create a vertical garden. First, pick a place that allows enough sunlight for your greenery. Ensure good drainage or a good irrigation system to provide enough moisture the plants.
Upcycling is a popular trend right now. The term refers to finding new purpose of trash objects and turning them into something useful. Your container garden is the perfect place to explore this idea. You can basically turn any spare or unnecessary item into a plant container. Do you have old metal cans, jars or even a desk that you no longer use? Fill them with soil and you are good to go.