Indoor gardening - bring a little of the outside to your apartment!

Indoor gardening - bring a little of the outside to your apartment!

Not only do container gardens add a touch of nature to your home, they also create unique and intricate designs that don't require a lot of maintenance. Take a look at these container garden designs to add to your home for spring.

Mint Chandelier

Grouping together different containers of mint plants will create a mint chandelier for just about anywhere in your home! The smell of mint is sure to give your home a feel of nature, you can snip the mint leaves to create a refreshing garnish for spring and summer drinks, and the chandelier keeps the herb within arm's reach!

Lush Succulents

Succulents are lush and striking but many are small, making them hard to notice and appreciate when planted in soil in the ground. By planting a mix of beautiful succulents in a hanging sphere, you can enjoy these beautiful plants in a new light. First, work from a wire form with soil, then press down each individual succulent into holes no deeper than the roots. You will need to make sure to hang the hanging sphere securely in a place where the spiky silhouettes, colours, and textures can be enjoyed closely. As the new offshoots begin to grow, they should be pinned to the surface with a hairpin or bent paper clip to keep the tight, compact profile intact.

Fern Container

Take a trip to your local market and pick up a few old-fashioned milk pails to add greenery with rustic charm. Sword ferns can be placed in 10-inch pots inside the milk pail to give your kitchen or dining room a rustic look with a touch of green!

Modern Container

Purchase steel utility boxes from your local hardware store to create a sleek and modern container for your plants. You can select a range of shapes and sizes and turn them so that the side with holes is at the bottom and plant low-growing succulents, then top with gravel. To create a unique and exotic centrepiece, arrange several succulents in a tray full of grit.

Go for the Green

You can transform a run-down atrium into a plant-centric greenhouse that is busting at the seams with herbs and other plant life. Line the walls of the atrium with cedar planters and white chalkboard labels to keep all of your rows recipe-ready.

With just a few of these tricks, you can make your urban apartment feel like it’s in the wild countryside, as well as creating more of a homely space.

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