Urban gardens!… they’re so creative and its fascinating to see life spring from the most unlikely of places. I don’t have a sprawling yard, so I love the idea of growing plants indoors or in small outside areas.
I have to confess I don’t have much of a green thumb. Plants and flowers just don’t thrive under my care, even though I will water them (probably too much) and talk to them (again probably too much) and put them in a place to get lots of sunshine, they just don’t grow.
Its a skill that I’d like to work on because plants instantly beautify a small space and in my opinion these plants also reflect the state of the environment and its inhabitants, healthy space = healthy people = healthy thriving plants.
Below is my first attempt at successfully growing a cinnamon basil plant….and yes it is from a kid’s book called Sprout, that you can see here.
Here are some creative ideas and EASY DIY garden tutorials I thought I’d share, I’m going to try this and see if I can make a sexy urban garden using empty egg cartons…
I don’t know about you, but where I live, it isn’t easy having a garden. The weather is unpredictable, and the seasons never want to behave themselves. It gets colder earlier and stays that way longer. You think that Spring has really sprung with days of warm sunshine and singing birds, and then…
Haute gardening for boutique parcels of land.
It’s Earth Month, technically. At the risk of sounding like a cliché: for us here at EcoSalon, every month is earth month. To celebrate April and beyond, we’re going to be taking a look at gardens galore this month and next. We’ll be exploring ways in which designers, gardeners and other earth-loving individuals are integrating nature into their homes and communities.
Today, some haute gardening ideas for tiny parcels of land in dense urban environments, where space (and greenery) is at a premium.
If your “acre of land” is actually a wall, try hanging pots, empty jumbo soup cans or a salvaged boom box:
Garden bags are perfect for a room with a view:
The Kikkuu White Planter is perfect for an enclosed patio or porch:
Make your rooftop a thrift-store/flea-market gardening oasis:
An amazing reuse of pallets:
here’s a straightforward video on how to grow herbs in a reusable shopping bag….
More DIY garden tutorials…
- Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles (davesjourneyandadventure.wordpress.com)
- How To Plant An Urban Garden (proplants.com)
- The Urban Gardener: Indoor Window Gardens (apartmenttherapy.com)
- All Souls Church volunteers aim to… (kjrh.com)
- The Benefits of a Meditation Garden (proplants.com)
- Weekend Gardener: Urban Farm Tour (kxan.com)
- Urban Gardening as Response to Food Deserts (fooddeserted.wordpress.com)