We’re not all blessed with a garden, and in this instance, we need to get creative with the way we bring greenery into our lives.
Even for those that do have garden space, it doesn’t mean that indoor gardening is out of the question. Not at all! In fact, it’s as popular as ever with many people in various living situations.
I’m sure you’ll be surprised by how much greenery you can fit into your home. There are lots of small spaces that can be easily filled with plants, and bring life to your home.
Here are 5 indoor gardening tips and ideas for you to try out today.
Trays are pretty and decorative. You can use them on coffee tables to organise your remotes and magazines, on side tables to home candles and keys, or put your plants on them!
Grouping various plants and sizes onto one tray creates a decorative display as well as bringing greenery into your home.
Choose planters to tie into the theme of your room, and plants that suit your lifestyle. The size of the tray will determine the size of the plants and planters.
Usually, succulents, cacti and smaller slow growing plants work the best. They’re low maintenance too so make the ideal option for those with busy lifestyles.
Match Plants to Your Lifestyle
Matching the plants you choose to your lifestyle is so important that it deserves a dedicated point.
Most people either have a tendency to over care for their plants and water them too much or the opposite and completely forget about them, meaning not enough water. Work out which you’re more likely to do, then match it to the plants you pick.
Plants that need a lot of care, attention and water are better suited to those who have more time and have previous skills in gardening. If that is you, then you can reap the benefits of your healthy plants.
For those who don’t have a lot of time, and will probably end up forgetting to water their plants, cacti and succulents are the best options. They can easily survive not being watered for a few weeks as they store water in their leaves to keep them going.
Are you looking for something a little bigger than a succulent? Try Mother-in-law’s tongue! It doesn’t require much attention and (slowly) grow to a few feet.
Mix Up Textures
Having plants in your home is great for your environment and air quality, but there’s no saying that they shouldn’t work for you aesthetically too.
By mixing up shapes, sizes and textures, your plants can double up as ornaments or sculptures.
Pair smooth plants with spiky ones, bushy with skinny and so on. Use your plants to create interest within your space in whatever size you like.
You could even go one step further and make a kokedama!
Don’t Forget the Ceiling
No floor space? No worries! Even if you don’t have a balcony or all your window sills are full, you still have your walls and ceilings.
Planting up high is the ideal way to have plants indoors without taking up precious space. What’s more, all you need to do is put up a strong enough hook and choose a pot that collects water. If you get one with holes in, you will end up with water and soil all over your room. Not ideal and easily avoided.
A plant like English Ivy is perfect for a hanging planter, or even sitting high up on a shelf. Their vines grow and hang over the edges creating a beautiful cascade of green.
Make It Fun With DIY
You can make indoor gardening fun and personal by DIYing your planters. There are so many methods and ideas out there to try, but I’ve come across a few favourites over the past couple of months.
This DIY concrete and wood planter is a charming idea, and you can scale it to whatever size you like. I love the smaller size as it’s perfect for succulents.
For bigger planters, try this faux concrete and gold leaf planter. If you have the floor space, this is an excellent way to make a larger plant stand out. If concrete doesn’t fit in with your room’s theme, you can always paint it in a different colour! I love the gold leaf touch.
Back to succulents again, I came across this collection of cute indoor succulent planter ideas. My favourite has to be the first one for its creativity! If you want to try something a little different, I’d definitely suggest checking these out.
There are my tips and ideas for indoor gardening! Which of these are your favourite? Or do you have ideas of your own to share?
Let me know in the comments below!