Indoor Gardening Ideas
Whether in the east or west, north or south, gardeners everywhere are laying down their roots with ease and a bit of a flourish, too, thanks to a variety of indoor gardening ideas. Below are some clever ideas to successfully bring the outside in by thinking beyond the standard potted plant.
Rolling Cart Succulent Planter
If you're worried about the recent bar cart trend fading away and leaving you with wasted space, don't worry! Your cart can easily be repurposed into a rolling succulent display. Just add mesh for drainage, then fill the compartments with soil. Finish by laying moss onto the surface and plant your favorite varieties of succulents and flowers.
Mason Jar Herb Garden
Glass jars are ideal candidates for your next indoor garden. Re-create this wall-mounted collection by first measuring and marking your jar placement on a piece of wood. Then, nail gold-painted clamps to the wood and slip glass jars planted with herbs between the clamps. Secure with a screwdriver. Finish by painting chalkboard labels, naming each herb, onto the wood.
Concrete Geometric Planters
Fashion concrete into a beautiful container for natural plant life for a look that can only be described as a work of art. Make your own by pouring mixed concrete into cut and folded cardboard forms that are prefashioned with tabs to allow for drainage in the completed concrete pot. Allow the concrete to harden; remove the cardboard. Finish by painting the rim with gold paint and fill with soil and plants.
Thread Spool Planters
The types of threads housed in these repurposed spools are anything but synthetic! Slip the roots of your favorite succulent variety -- plus a bit of soil -- down into the spool’s hole. Use a toothpick to help make room for the succulent’s stem if needed.
Indoor Herb Garden
Make dishwashing a much more enjoyable activity by giving yourself something pretty to gaze at while you work. DIY herb planters are easily re-created, first, by drilling pilot holes into plastic pots. Then, paint the pots your favorite color and hang them from the cabinet using 3M Command hooks.