With limited space in today’s high-rise culture, indoor gardening is the perfect way to satisfy your gardening hobby. It has grown to be one of the loveliest way of decorating your house. It also makes excellent gift items.
It is easy to maintain, portable in nature and make great DIY projects for kids to learn.
Terrariums are usually closed glass containers containing soil and plants, and can be opened for maintenance to access the plants inside. However, terrariums can also be open to the atmosphere rather than being sealed. They are a popular hose decorative items. Closed terrariums create a unique environment for plant growth, the transparent glass allowing both heat and light to enter. The sealed container combined with the heat entering the terrarium allows for the creation of a small scale water cycle. This happens because moisture from both the soil and plants evaporates in the elevated temperatures inside the terrarium. This water vapour then condenses on the walls of the container, and eventually falls back to the plants and soil below. This contributes to creating an ideal environment for growing plants with constant supply of water preventing the plants from becoming over dry. In addition to this, the light that passes through the transparent material of the terrarium allows for the plants within to photosynthesize, an important aspect of plant growth.
The first terrarium was developed by botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward in 1842. Ward had an interest in observing insect behaviour and accidentally left one of the jars unattended. A fern spore in the jar grew, germinated into a plant, and the terrarium was born.
Since then its popularity has grown among the gardeners who like to experiment or work on unique way of gardening.
Indoor desert garden
Staying in a cold place? Missing the sun? What about getting the touch of desert inside your house? Yes, you can do that. You can always go for a miniature desert garden. Desert gardens can be strikingly beautiful when they are well-landscaped. To make a miniature desert garden all you need is sand, pebbles and a few cacti.
This is the most popular, easy and practiced indoor gardening. Container gardening or pot gardening is the practice of growing plants, including edible plants, exclusively in containers instead of planting them in the ground. Anything that can be used as a container with a system of water draining can be used. A bit of stylish effect to make it look good is always an advantage.
wire frame garden
How about a wire frame effect to your container gardening? It gives a certain kind of character and personality or identity to your garden. The advantage is that you can give it any kind of shape that you want and like. If you are going to grow plants that need support this is the simplest way to do it.
Bottle gardens are commonly used as a form of decoration, or as a substitute garden in areas with little space, such as patios or high rise apartments. Being easy to create and maintain, bottle gardens are independent miniature eco-systems within the confines of a house. However, bottle gardens have also been used for vegetable production in dryland areas and areas with a shortage of water, allowing water to be conserved for other uses.
Water gardens have been a part of public and private gardens since ancient Persian gardens and Chinese gardens. For instance, the (c. 304) Nanfang Caomu Zhuang records cultivating Chinese spinach on floating gardens. In every era and in every culture water gardens are included in landscape and architectural environments.
The concept can be used inside your house wherever you want. Growing plants in water, whether houseplants or an indoor herb garden, is a great activity for the novice gardener. People with limited space or an aversion to messy dirt, and those who are plant watering-challenged. This method for growing plants is not only low maintenance, but disease and pest resistant. Hydroponic is also a popular form of water gardening.
How about mixing a lamp and plant together? Yes, the outcome is awesome. A bit of fusion and a beautiful element for home decoration. It doesn’t take too much effort either.
What about a garden on top of your aquarium? Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the fish can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponics system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by Nitrifying bacteria initially into nitrites and subsequently into nitrates , which are utilized by the plants as nutrients, and the water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.
Don’t have a front yard or back yard for that garden you always wanted to have? What about a complete garden inside your house or your room or even in your study corner or coffee table? You are going to love it. It is a miniature garden. You can design it and give it your special touch. Very easy to maintain, make it the way you always wanted your garden to be.
Sea shell garden
How about getting the touch of beach inside your house? Yes, you can have sea shells as planters and they come in various shape and size and look. Seashells are captivating and a plant inside it makes excellent gift item.
Mason jar garden
Using mason jars as planters is a great idea. The supply come from your kitchen only. And very interestingly, mostly people use mason jars for growing herbs for kitchen. So this is a simple, quick and fun project that will add not only a decorative touch but doubles as a useful culinary staple is a Mason jar herb garden.
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