With long Canadian winters, the craving for our own patch of natural green space can too often go unsatisfied. You can create your own indoor oasis without taking up much space in your home. Let the glorious textures and colours of your favorite flora serve as key elements of your home’s interior decor with these garden ideas from Mosaik Homes.
Dust off some old teacups in an array of floral patterns, drill a small hole in the bottom of each one and voila! Your herbs will be looking and smelling pretty in no time. As much bright light as possible is a key to success growing herbs inside, away from their natural environment.
Terrariums are easy to make, low-maintenance gardens, and can last almost indefinitely with minimal water. Source your glass containers from a thrift store or an antique store, or just scrounge around your house for an old jar. Fill the bottom with rocks or pebbles. This is to create a false drainage layer. Then add a thin layer of charcoal to reduce bacteria, add soil and plant!
Wooden Indoor Planter
A wooden planter box is a cheap, easy, and effective way to bring nature into the home. Planter boxes can be made any shape and size, and out of a variety of materials, allowing you to select the dimensions that work in your space. Here, an antique piece of furniture is re-purposed, making for an elegant living room piece.
High-Tech Nano Garden
The Nano garden provides you with the luxury of growing your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers right in your kitchen, all year round. With an array of sizes, these forward-thinking and sustainable food producers will fit nicely into any home. Not only is it convenient to have—it grows vegetables at the rate you want while being in the comfort of your kitchen.
The Classic Planter
An elevated planter turns the conventional container plant into a work of art. Bringing your plant upwards takes up less floor space, and can be placed in an unused corner or end of the hallway. Match the container to your home’s interior style, such as this modern design, complementing the minimalist space.
Vertical Container Garden
Create your own DIY wood planter to maximize wall space, with some plywood, landscaping cloth, a pallet, and a staple gun. Lay flat, fill with soil then put in seeds, or preferably seedlings, into the slats. Once the plants are well established (at least two weeks for seedlings), they should stay stable after hanging up the pallet.
Elegant Air Plants
Air plants are exotic, low-maintenance, and they’re stylish. What’s not to love? Arranging them in spherical hanging terrariums make a modern statement. Air Plants require three things: light, air circulation, and water.These plants like bright but filtered light, so keep out of direct sunlight most of the time (from April to October). In the interval between November and March, they enjoy sitting in the direct sun since it won’t burn them.
Indoor Compost Garden
It’s a shame to consign all the lovely leftover vegetable scraps: the roots, the bulbs, the carrot tops to the compost bin. Grow a garden from the leftover roots from fresh vegetables. Prepare a bed of gravel, small stones and/or soil in a shallow dish. carrots and beets, push them into the gravel cut side down and add water to the top layer of rocks. Keep well watered.
Bring the earthy greenery, colorful flowers, and intoxicating aromas of your favorite outdoor retreat into your home with these indoor garden designs from Mosaik Homes.