“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” This quote from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is also the secret of indoor gardening. If you widen your idea of what a garden can be, you’ll start seeing them everywhere you look. Here are some indoor gardening ideas that can help you bring some greenery into your living space.
Indoor Gardening Ideas
Gardening is a great summer activity, indoors or outdoors. The benefits of indoor gardening have been well-documented: it reduces stress, it brightens up your space, and it improves the air quality of your home. An indoor garden doesn’t have to be anything fancy, either. All you need is healthy plants and some imagination. If you’re looking for inspiration, we have some indoor gardening ideas you will love.
Breathe Easy with Air-Purifying Plants
Did you know that some plants are better at cleaning the air in your home than others? If you’re a practical plant parent, you might want to buy a few plants that will help make your living space pleasant in more ways than one. Consider some easy-to-care-for options like a rubber plant or spider plant, or add some color to your windowsill with a pot of chrysanthemums.
Make a Vertical “Wall Garden”
If you have an empty nook or a wall going unused in your living space, it might be the perfect place to let your indoor garden bloom. All you need are some potted plants and some sturdy vertical shelves or a plant stand. Set up your hardware, then put your plants up and enjoy. These spaces look especially spectacular with plants that grow downwards, such as English ivy.
Install a Hanging Garden in Your Window
If you have plants that love the sunlight, consider a hanging garden for your window. Plant hammocks hung from the top of your window frame can turn a beautiful plant into a suncatcher. There are also plant shelves that you can stick right to your window, no hardware needed. And where can your plants get better sun than that?
Create an Indoor Herb Garden
If you want a garden that adds a little spice to your life, how about an indoor herb garden? Herbs are surprisingly easy to grow, require little space, and can add a fresh touch to any recipe. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even grow some vegetables. Mushrooms, beans, microgreens, and more thrive in an indoor environment. Imagine bringing a salad you made from scratch to your next barbeque!
Create a Tropical Paradise with Airplants
If you’re looking for a more unusual type of flora for your indoor garden, consider purchasing a few airplants. These spiky tropical plants live off of the air, and don’t need to be potted in soil to thrive. They’re also easy to take care of. Just mist them with water once a week and make sure they’re placed somewhere air circulates, and they’ll stay happy. They’re beautiful, low-maintenance, and will be sure to impress anyone who drops by.
Bring New Life to Old Dishes with Planters
If you have some old pots, pans, mugs, or other keepsakes that need a new job, why not turn them into planters? Your souvenirs can enjoy a new life in your indoor garden without being at risk from the elements. Unique homemade planters made of your own dishes will add some personalized character to your decor.
Indoor gardening is a great summer activity to bring the beautiful colors of the season inside. The best part is that, unlike an outdoor garden, you’ll be able to enjoy it all year long.
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