There are only so many clay pots you can stick on a shelf before you decide your indoor garden needs an intervention. A few potted plants here and there are nice but finding a new way to display your garden can transform your entire home. Repot them into a new container, move them into a new room, or suspend them from the ceiling. Try something new to give your plants a more interesting home rather than a dusty old window ledge or a forgotten corner of your living room.
Incorporating your indoor plants into a fairy garden can be so much fun. There are so many ways to create a magical space with your potted pals. You can buy a special pot with a fairy garden design or simply add tiny fairy doors, houses, and other accessories to your existing containers. There are so many other things that can be added to create this whimsical environment aside from just the ceramic figures. Moss, pebbles, sand, driftwood, seashells, dried flowers, the options are endless. Small gems can be purchased for next to nothing at the dollar store and they always look amazing in a fairy garden. Try some tiny fairy lights to make your garden come alive in the twilight hours.
Repotting your plants into clean, clear glass jars can create a gorgeous effect. Your plant will grow beautifully out of the top and the glass below will provide a unique view of the roots and soil. Keep in mind that unless you drill holes into your jars, your container will not have any way to drain the excess water. Water sparingly to ensure you aren’t drowning your plants and potentially causing root rot. You can use any old jar, just make sure it’s clean inside and scrub away any glue residue if you peeled a label or sticker off your jar.
Hanging Glass Garden
Hanging baskets are an excellent way to display your plants, especially if you’re running low on floor and shelf space. For an even more attractive display, use hanging glass planters for your smaller plants. Tillandsia air plants are an excellent choice for glass planters as they don’t require soil and the base can be filled with any medium, such as gems or small stones. Succulents or other little plants that don’t need much soil will also work well or your can grow your plants hydroponically with your glass planters.
It’s easy to find new ways to display your smaller plants, but what about those large trees that are getting bigger than you expected? You can only shove an indoor palm into a corner for so long before it starts letting you know it needs its space. If you have an extra room in your house that gets a lot of sunlight you can transform the space into a conservatory. Move your large plants in, add a few smaller ones in hanging baskets or on side tables, and create your own little indoor greenhouse. You can fill the room with patio furniture to create an exotic type of sitting room, and even suspend a few grow lights from the ceiling if your room doesn’t get enough natural light to to let your jungle thrive.
Many people display their plants in living rooms and kitchens, the spaces where they spend the majority of their day. Growing a large number of plants in your bedroom isn’t something you see too often but it can create a very tranquil and relaxing environment. Not only can they induce a mellow mood, they will also work to purify the air while you sleep. If your bedroom doesn’t get a lot of light, try English ivy, Chinese evergreens, or spider plants, all of which are excellent air purifiers and can thrive in low light environments..
Like the bedroom garden, the bathroom garden is a less common space for indoor gardens to be found. However, because this can be such a humid area, it’s an excellent place to grow certain plants and it can create a very tropical type of atmosphere. You’ll need to choose your plants wisely for a bathroom garden because many bathrooms don’t have large windows or much natural sunlight, and while they’re hot during a shower or bath, they can get cooler at night. Snake plants, pothos, orchids, and ferns are excellent choices for a bathroom garden.
Indoor Garden Bed
Many backyards have beautiful garden beds lining the outer walls of your home or along the sides of your driveway. Some garden beds are even raised up and contained within a large wooden structure. Why not have this setup inside your home as well? A raised garden bed about waist high is the perfect height to get ample light from most windows and to be able to comfortably water and prune your plants. Rather than housing a single plant, this container can be filled with a variety of different species that can complement each other perfectly, creating a gorgeous display of foliage of flowers.
Whatever room you put it in, a living wall completely transforms the space. It immediately fills the place with life, color, and intrigue. You can set up a vertical garden across a full wall, or simply hang a garden box in an empty space to create a living picture. Living walls can be a complicated installation with custom construction and fully automated irrigation, or it can be as simple as hanging a pocketed wall planter and filling it with your favorite leafy plants. Just be sure that wherever you place your living wall your plants are getting ample sunlight or you’re using plants that can thrive in low lighting.
Terrariums will not only create an interesting piece of decor within your home, they will also create a wonderfully humid greenhouse environment for your plants. You can use just about anything for a terrarium, like an old fish tank, a lidded glass jar, or even a large glass end table that can be filled with plants. For the most elegant home for your plants you can purchase small enclosed planters than resemble tiny glass Victorian style greenhouses. In addition to your plants, you can accent your terrariums with moss, pebbles, small pieces of driftwood, or even little figurines.
You don’t even need pots to give your plants a new home. Upcycle random stuff from around your house to create the most interesting indoor garden displays. You can use old jeans, high heels, rubber boots, wash bins, old toilets, coffee pots, the list of things you could upcycle is just endless. Keep in mind that the item should be clean so you don’t contaminate your plant’s soil and it should have drainage holes, otherwise you’ll need to be mindful of you much water you give your plants.
Every plant lover knows how much fun it can be to grow your garden indoors but not everyone tries to put a unique spin on how they display that garden. There are so many neat and wacky ways to make your indoor garden more interesting. You can try one of these ideas, or come up with your very own indoor garden display. Because moving or repotting your plants just be sure to think about their space, water, lighting, and temperature needs and consider how any changes might affect them.