Miniature Planting Ideas
Box gardens and terrariums keep Granite State green thumbs content in any season
Tending a miniature garden in your home can be a fun and active way to cultivate an interest in plants and nature. Build your own growing oasis with a mix of favorite plants, soil supplies and a few upcycled containers found on your basement shelves. The care is easy and rewarding, and the results will add a flourish to your home and décor.
Gardens can come in all shapes, styles and sizes. Indoor ones are no exception and can be customized your needs. Some may yield fragrant herbs for harvest, while others will inspire with showy blooms or layers of interesting textures. It’s easy to design your own to fit any spot in your house. Be sure to have a place with plenty of light, easy access to water, and no cold drafts.
Finding containers and vessels
Look no further then your own shelf of castoff objects to create fantastic and stylish upstyled vessels to show off your plants. Old wooden crates or boxes, baskets, glass compotes and vintage cans all look interesting when planted with billowing flowering plants or fragrant herbs. Line the base of your container with stones for good drainage, then add soil and your favorite plants, and finally top with moistened sheet moss to keep the plants hydrated.
No basement treasures to be found? Visit thrift shops and flea markets for fun finds, or visit these local shops:
Antiques on Elm in Manchester
Parker-French Antiques in Northwood
Crawley Falls Antiques in Brentwood
Create your gardens with supplies found at some local stores and greenhouses.
These locations are likely to have containers and pre-made dish gardens. Many shops are also happy to advise and recommend plant varieties and instructions on care.
Apotheca in Goffstown
Cole Gardens in Concord
House By The Side Of The Road in Wilton
Flower Kiosk in Portsmouth