Don’t have enough space for gardening? Here are some cool and fresh ways to grow some plants even if you think you don’t have place for it!
- Pouches. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the pockets are filled with soil, planted, and hung. Greenery keeps hydrated and water doesn’t leak because the pockets are lined with moisture barriers—they can be used indoors, too.
- Table dressing. Bands of Irish moss, cut from nursery flats and set into a waterproof metal tray, along with LED candle lights add greenery and glow to a recycled wood table for an evening party. For a more permanent display, fill the tray with crushed taffy gravel.
- Cook’s delight. Use simple flat-backed rusted steel buckets, each about 6 inches wide and 1 foot deep, offer a new twist on herb gardening. When lined up along a kitchen sill, clipping fresh herbs for cooking is as easy as opening the window.
- Living tabletop. Just soak floral moss in water to make it easy to work with, tear off chunks, squeeze out excess water, then place moss atop a table. On the moss, center a votive tray with a Graptopetalum succulent in each candle slot—no need for soil. Mist to keep the arrangement fresh.
- Boxed in. Give an old wooden box new life as a planter. Filled with a fast-draining soil mix, it’s the perfect vessel for growing a lusty crop of basil in a small space.
- Fresh feed. A wire basket, lined with burlap, can become a cool outdoor planter.