Attractive containers indoors

Photo credit: Better Home Gardening

An “Air Plant”

Beautiful Indoor Terrarium Plants

Terrariums are an attractive source of creating greenery inside your house. They reflect a serene look providing your home pleasing attire. Not only that but also planting terrariums is a fun job, especially the indoor ones. You can involve your kids in this activity as this would promote a sense of gardening in them.

Closed terrariums hardly require water and can grow without much look after for years. You might want to keep a few things in mind while planting terrariums. For indoor plants, It will be wise to select plants that can bear moisture or humid temperatures. In addition to that, these plants should be able to survive low or indirect light.

If might want to choose plants that are smaller in size while planting terrariums indoors. Make sure they don’t touch the sides of the containers.

Tip : 20 Best House Plants You Can Grow

How about we give you a list of beautiful indoor terrarium plants and make it easy for you to select from one of them. Choose from any of these petite beauties to add grace to your house.

Easy terrariums

Read the full article: Better Home Gardening

See also: http://gardenandfarm.blogspot.be/2015/04/tips-on-building-terrarium-at-home.html

Hanging garden (Instructables)

Read at :

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hanging-Garden/

Make a Hanging Garden

Make a hanging garden of stacked pots! Although it may be blisteringly hot outside, you can now garden underneath the shade of your porch! You can take advantage of vertical space and shady areas using this quick, easy, and simple method of gardening. In the summer, most plant nurseries offer reduced prices for many of their plants (at least in the summer heat of Texas they do). Here’s a way to take advantage of those prices and make a space-friendly vertical garden that can be enjoyed anywhere.

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Gardening in hanging containers (St. Lucas Institute Ghent / Willem Van Cotthem)

The construction of an interim vegetable garden on a former playground, to be transformed into new workplaces by the St. Luke Architecture School of Science & Arts, offered a group of motivated bachelor students of the course Interior Architecture a chance to accept the “green challenge”. Armed with shovels and rakes, potting soil and seeds, garden guides, sketch paper and a laptop, a paved, polluted and overgrown piece of the city was transformed into an outdoor studio where sun and rain determine the daily rhytm of life .

Thus, future interior designers could study how gardening and ‘a garden as a workshop’ can be integrated into their profession.

How to garden successfully in your own house?

The designing of this experimental garden as a house of weed and food (* HOW, House of Weed) was the first step. Taking stock of a collective inventory of the stored resources, both materials and knowledge of the students, was the basis for detailed zoning and designing the garden. Separate teams studied spatial aspects such as the greenhouse, the terrace, the vertical garden, the hanging gardens, the concrete surface, the flower field and the zoo.

During the gardening activities and numerous confrontations with obstacles (soil too heavily roots and contaminated, weather too dry , too much shade, too little suspension points, not enough wood, radishes growing too slowly, escaping chickens, garden hoses too short, etc. ), the students developed an individual design-based research and a project-proposal, resulting from the HOW-experience.

Finally, the harvest will be shared: cooking together, eating together, partying together, … with students, neighbors, friends, helpers and members of the jury.

And with a wider audience through a weblog

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HANGING CONTAINERS

One can easily grow plants in hanging containers.  Photos taken by students “HOW-WORKSHOP”.

2011 - Hanging plastic bottles to be filled with potting soil (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Hanging plastic bottles for vertical gardening (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Hanging flower pots around a tree, with a numbered list of the vegetable species (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Background : Pots hanging around a tree. Foreground : car tire gardening. (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Foreground : Pots hanging around a tree. Background left : car tire gardening. Background right : bag gardening (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Almost everything can be used as hanging container for plant growth, flower pots of course, but even boots and sneakers (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Plastic bottles, flower pots, in fact all kinds of containers can serve (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Plastic bottles of which the top has been cut obliquely, filled with potting soil and strawberry seedlings (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Plastic bottles with strawberry seedlings hanging at a window (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - View inside a plastic bottle with strawberry seedlings (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Hanging flower pots (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Hanging flower pots in a network of ropes hidden behind a cloth (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)
2011 - Hanging plastic shopping bags used as containers for plant growth (Photo St. Lucas Institute Ghent - Belgium)