There is nothing better than being outside, surrounded by beautiful trees, exotic plants, breathing fresh air.
Believe it or not, this is something that you can bring into your home. There are a huge number of ideas for in-home gardens that you can apply. The possibilities are endless.
Furthermore, there is a fantastic, budget-friendly way to decorate your home. With that in mind, let us see what tips and tricks you can use!
Plants in pots
Let's start really plain and simple. Having a few potted plants inside can really make a difference. Do not think that you need larg pots to keep plants inside. While it is true that the growth speed depends on it, there is an abundance of plants that do very well in small pots:
• Aloe Vera
• Air plant
• Jade plant
There is plenty more, feel free to research, these are just a few favorites. Also, have in mind that some plants require direct sunlight, while others can go without it. Make sure to also research plant's requirements before buying them.
Ideas for small pots
Since we are on the subject of small pots, there are many mini planters you can buy. One example is mugs; colorful mugs especially. You can find them in all shapes and sizes, and the array of colors is unlimited. These do very well next to a window, or on the balcony.
You can even place a few in your cupboard, next to other cups. There are plenty of beautiful plants that do very well in the dark. That is a great way to decorate a rental apartment, without spending too much money.
You don't have to stop there. Go with teacups, jars, watering or tin cans, moss crates, baskets, or vases.
One of the most vivid ideas you can do is to create a terrarium.
You will need a fishbowl or an aquarium. Terrarium gardening is not easy, it requires a tremendous amount of time, patience, and most of all, creativity.
However, if you are a beginner, all you need is the will. Do not get scared away from this idea, it can all be learned.
The basic idea is to create a humid environment and greenhouse-like conditions. You need pebbles or gravel on the bottom, and activated charcoal over it, to keep everything fresh. The next layer requires plenty of sphagnum moss, placed top down. Once the base is created, you can evenly spread about an inch of the potting mixture.
Here is where the fun really begins! Purchase small plants, and start adding them however you like, one by one. Take your time, and be creative. Furthermore, you can add driftwood, colored stones, or figurines as a decoration. Just remember not to use anything that has fresh paint.
The final step is to put a few layers of water mist once per month, to keep the plants and the soil moist. Or, you can do it whenever you think it looks dry. Also, keep the terrarium in the indirect sunlight, and avoid plants like cactus or succulents, since the environment is too humid.
Garden inside a garden, doesn't that sound just too awesome to be real! Well, it is!
You can purchase a large pot, fill it with the ground mixture, and start decorating. You can plan out a little scenery, and build it inside the pot. Add pebbles to create a path. You can even add miniature pots inside, to create an effect of a garden inside the larger pot. Add a small wooden bench, a couple of oriental stone figurines, and a tiny bamboo growing directly out of the large pot. You will be amazed at the results.
That is a creative way to build holiday-themed decorations for your apartment. Every garden pot can have different scenery that represents the holiday you are celebrating.
Moving your garden
Building a beautiful inside garden is a lot of fun, and the results are overwhelming. However, if you at any time decide to move to a different place, you will probably want to bring your garden with you. There are plenty of tips and advice on preparing and packing plants when settling down in another location.
When packing plants for a move, make sure they have plenty of fresh air. Poke a few holes in the box so they can breathe. Also, you need to keep roots secure, so use a sturdy box to avoid any damage. Fill in extra space with packing foam, to keep everything tight and in place.
Some plants require re-potting, and that is where plastic containers play their part. Also, it is important to label your plants, so the movers know that it is a fragile box.
In-Home Gardens Made Easy
And there you have it!
Hopefully these few but simple ideas for in-home gardens will help you with your project.
These ideas were to help spark your imagination; the rest is up to you. Go online, do thorough research, play and experiment. It is important to have a vision of what you are trying to achieve. Also, this project will require some money, so decide on a budget before you go shopping. Happy planting!