These days, my garden goals and dreams are bigger than ever. My passion for the hobby grows every year! Check in with me on a Saturday, and you will likely find me browsing for miniature plants and thinking about which accessories I will add to my online cart. |
But, as we all know, these days are also a little bit different than summers past. I am spending more time inside instead of out and about at the lively parks, plazas, and businesses in my neighborhood. Instead of traveling to an office building each day, I start and end my workday in the same place—my living room. Perhaps you can relate. 2020 has thrown us some curveballs. Luckily, I have been able to find a few ways to keep my days lively, positive, and full of plants. Though we may be spending a good portion of this summer indoors, all is not lost. If you have had to cut down the size or number of your miniature gardens this year, or you have moved your hobby inside, you can still grow miniature fairy gardens that will bring big, big joy to your home and life.
For the Desk
In 2020, working from home has become the “new normal.” We do not know how long this lifestyle will last, so I am trying to get comfortable and make my workspace as peaceful and productive as possible. Right now, I have several plants in containers, including a Pilea peperomioides plant. I cannot wait to propagate and gift it to several other friends!
In addition to my regular houseplants, I also keep a dish garden on my work desk. It is a simple glass dish filled with well-draining soil. At the top, a layer of Reindeer Moss adds a touch of green. In one corner, a jade plant is growing. In the other, a Zebra Cactus thrives. The dish garden needs relatively little care. I water it occasionally and position it near a sunny window. As a final touch, some miniature garden friends dot the landscape. I purchased a few of them online, but some are tiny treasures my grandmother used to display in her home. Whenever I Iook at the garden, I feel connected to my family.
Dish gardens, Zen gardens, and terrariums are all great choices for small indoor spaces. They take up little room, need relatively little care, and still add light and life to the home. If you are just getting started with your first terrarium, look for pre-selected assortments of terrarium plants. That will give you a jumpstart as you create your first indoor miniature garden.
For the Walls
When you think of indoor gardens, you probably think of containers that sit on desks, tables, and windowsills. But the gardening options expand exponentially when you have a look at the walls! Yes, from hanging baskets to wall planters, there are all sorts of new options for vertical gardening in the home. My current favorite? The air plant.
Air plants are almost magical plants. They do not need soil. They do not need fertilizer. In fact, they hardly need anything at all! Some do best with a spritz of water from time to time, while others get a little soak. Otherwise, they grow beautifully on their own. A wall-mounted air plant holder can turn one of these petite plants into a major work of art. I have one hanging in my gallery wall above the couch. Another adorns the area above my desk.
As we step into the next few months of 2020, I hope you can find ways, both big and small, to fuel your passion for gardening. Whether that means building desk-sized miniature gardens for each of your colleagues or placing some plants on the walls of your home, there are numerous ways to bring the fairy garden indoors. I know we could all use a little something green and growing in our lives right now.
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