The Modern Garden

Have you noticed the move to mobile, modern gardens lately?  They’re everywhere!  Whether it’s a how-to on making your own, where to purchase the tools and materials, or  what plants are suitable for this application, we are fascinated with this movement.  It seems like everyone’s trying to be “green” in their own way, no matter where they live.  So, when you say you want a garden, it doesn’t have to mean one of those high-maintainance, English or French gardens that need a full-time gardener for upkeep (although they are gorgeous)!

(photo via www.lagunadesignstudio.com)

(via Moffly Media)

It can be as simple as adding potted herbs to your window right in your home.  Here is a herb kit that’s pretty easy and great for beginners.  You can even get the kiddos involved!

(Available at Lowe’s)

Or try an Aero Garden if you don’t mind spending a little more.

Click here for options

Or, my favorite, a vertical garden system!

(via Bright Green USA)

Terrariums are also very popular, and usually very low maintenance because of the types of plants used.

(West Elm’s Pebble Terrariums)

(This is a tiny terrarium featured in an article for The New York Times titled, Terrariums Make a Comeback.  Very interesting.)

Succulents seem to be the perfect plant, aside from fake plants, for the busy on-the-go type.

Click here to see care instructions for succulents…

There are even air plants that don’t need soil!..

They just float in the air!

Click here for a tutorial to make this garden…

We love West Elm’s collection for indoor/outdoor gardens…

View this video on how to make your own indoor garden! click here

Having plants in your home is also very healthy for you!  The Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science came out with 15 plants that improve the air quality in your home.  They filter out VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) that are in cleaning products, paint, etc. (Although we normally specify low VOC paint in our projects! Trust me, you can smell the difference.)

Click here to see them…

 I thought this was pretty funny for an outdoor planting option… Hey why not create extra seating while planting outside?

via B Organic

Hope you enjoyed and are inspired to start improving the air quality in your home!

P.S. The Dallas Flea is this Saturday!  Sounds like it will be amazing so you don’t want to miss! Here’s the link…

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4 Responses to “The Modern Garden”
  1. Wow these are some creative ideas 🙂

  2. Great Blog! I love succulents. I don’t have much of a green thumb but, succulents like me. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

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