Inspiration :: Urban Gardening

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Want a garden but don't have much of a green thumb?  Live in a big city with no yard?  Or have a yard but it doesn't get much sun for plants to thrive?  As a long time resident of Los Angeles where private outdoor spaces at home are difficult to come by, I know the feeling.  Lately I have been experimenting with an indoor water garden (ie. growing plants in water instead of soil) for a fun and decorative alternative to an outdoor garden.  I love plants and the root systems that develop look very cool in water, especially when you choose an artistic clear glass vessel with an interesting shape.  Although people have been doing this for decades, there is a great sense of satisfaction when a plant cutting successfully roots and begins to grow.  Furthermore, it is an economical way to maintain a garden without any fuss and increase your plant collection for little to no cost.  You can use recycled glass from home such as empty bottles, beakers, mason jars and even light bulbs.  Some plants are easier than others to grow in water and most thrive in a warm environment without direct sunlight.  Spider plants and Pothos vines are quite possibly some of the easiest plants to take care of that readily root in a glass of water.  You can also experiment with succulents, certain flower bulbs and edible plants such as mint or basil.  Here are some DIY fun and creative ideas to decorate your home and bring a little bit of the green outdoors inside! 

 

 Urban Loft, DTLA

Urban Loft, DTLA

 Mint in Recycled Milk Bottle, Calla Lilies, Dried Lavender, Dried Spray Rose, Cumin Seeds, Square Glass Vases

Mint in Recycled Milk Bottle, Calla Lilies, Dried Lavender, Dried Spray Rose, Cumin Seeds, Square Glass Vases

 Anthurium Plant Clippings, Creative Grass Loops, Grass Drinking Jars, Decorative Candle Holder

Anthurium Plant Clippings, Creative Grass Loops, Grass Drinking Jars, Decorative Candle Holder

 Paperwhite Bulbs

Paperwhite Bulbs

 Paperwhite Root System in Water and Glass Vase

Paperwhite Root System in Water and Glass Vase

 Spathiphyllum and Root System in Water and Glass Wall Vase

Spathiphyllum and Root System in Water and Glass Wall Vase

 Phalaenopsis Orchids, Hanging Glass Balls, Water, Rocks and Fish

Phalaenopsis Orchids, Hanging Glass Balls, Water, Rocks and Fish

 Bamboo Plant and Root System in Water and Glass Wine Decanter

Bamboo Plant and Root System in Water and Glass Wine Decanter