6 Indoor Plants That Will Make Your Winter So Much More Tolerable
Consolidate a plethora of potted plants and trees to create a lush field. "Jade plants, snake plants, and ficus trees are particularly low-maintenance and simple to care for," Carr says. Want to feel a little more tropical? Go for some citrus.
Grow a Vertical Garden
Lateral thinking is all well and good for gardeners, but what about thinking vertically for a change? Carr suggests assembling a living wall using Woolly Pockets, which can be mounted on a wall to provide plants with a healthy environment for growth. Vertical planters made of wood, polymers, or recycled materials can also be purchased to achieve a lush garden wall.
Create an Herbaceous Hanging Garden
"Create a green roof with hanging plants to act as an elevated, aerial garden," Carr recommends. Ivy, ferns, and philodendrons all provide a cascade of color. Try varying the drop of your plants.
Fabricate a Terrific Terrarium
Nurture a minute, self-contained ecosystem within your home by building a terrarium or two. "Group terrariums of various shapes and sizes together to create a tableau," Carr suggests.
Cultivate a Wardian Case
Ornate and elegant, glass-enclosed wardian cases are a miniaturized rendition of the greenhouse. The multipaned structure originated in the 19th century to house fragile tropical plants such as orchids, yet the design is equally relevant today. A tray containing stratified gravel, charcoal, and potting soil serves as the flower bed's foundation and cultivates an excellent indoor environment for plants.
Foster a Forest in Your Foyer
"Group multiple tall, tropical potted plants together to create a 1970s-inspired indoor jungle," Carr suggests. Just keep in mind that tropical plants crave humidity and be sure to install a humidifier if you suspect your home is unduly dry.