7 delicious indoor mini garden ideas to brighten up your living space – Mother Earth News


Adding a little greenery to your living space is especially welcoming during the winter months. Since the outside world lacks color at this time of year, indoor gardens can bring an element of life and vibrancy to your home. When space is an issue, a mini indoor garden will add just the right amount of leafy vibe to your space.

There are many creative ways to create mini indoor gardens, but the biggest ones integrate innovation with the simplicity of plant life. Let’s take a look at 7 indoor garden examples and learn how you can incorporate them into your own living space.

Bulb planters

With bulb planters, you can enjoy the fun of Edison’s creation longer than the bulb life. Old reused bulbs can find a new use as mini terrariums to create an inexpensive mini garden. Combine a few with a windowsill or shelf or create a hanging version to accentuate your living space.

    Lantern terrariums take up very little space and bring a beautiful element of life to any room. Making them can be as complicated or as simple as you want, but the idea is that the sealed space of a terrarium creates the perfect environment for houseplants. This is essentially its own recycling facility. Plants breathe carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Sunlight and carbon dioxide are absorbed by photosynthesis, and plants provide themselves with food and water from condensation on the terrarium walls.

    Assorted potted plants

    Anyone can make a cute indoor mini garden using pots and plants and then arrange them in an interesting way. It can be as simple or as bold as you want. You can choose a variety of shapes and sizes for the jars, or keep everything uniform. Even the type of plants you choose can be simple or elaborate. Arrangements can also be as simple as stacked shelves or complex as hanging shelves for jars.

    A potted plant garden is especially wonderful if you are growing your own plants from seeds. After they germinate and grow a bit, they can find a new home in your backyard.

    Mason jar wall planters

    Mason jars are one of the most versatile everyday household items, and they make hanging herb gardens especially enjoyable for the kitchen. With a few simple supplies, you can create a mini indoor garden that is not only easy to create, but also easy to maintain.

    Vertical wall garden

    Vertical wall gardens require a bit of wall space, and they can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. The one pictured above can be purchased from Williams-Sonoma, but with a little research and a bit of legwork, you can produce a DIY version for your home.

    Mini hanging rope garden

      Add height and depth to an indoor space with a hanging garden. The beauty and structure of indoor plants is the focal point of hanging gardens, as the eye is not distracted by the pots. Their simple elegance makes them one of the best ways to finish off a room’s décor.

      Bottle garden

      A bottle garden is a mini indoor garden with automatic watering. Using any type of bottle, from a pony beer bottle to extra-large wine bottles, you can create a unique conversation piece that doubles as an indoor garden. If you’re busy and don’t want to add more watering plants to your to-do list, consider a low-maintenance bottle garden.

      When space is an issue or you’re looking for something small to add the finishing touch to a room, indoor mini gardens can be the answer. They perfectly combine simplicity and innovation, and add the perfect touch of greenery to a living space.


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