Easy, Low-Maintenance Plant Projects

Easy, Low-Maintenance Plant Projects

Susie Nadler
Dec 27, 2009

Even those of us who are devoted to the design and care of our homes often get intimidated by the garden. But there are lots of ways to bring plants into your life without any "black thumb" frustration. We've collected our favorite easy plant projects from this year's posts to get you started.

Succulents, terrariums, and air plants (tillandsias) have been trendy this year, and for good reason. They require very little water and maintenance, and their lovely forms have structural appeal for the design-obsessed. Many of the following projects involve these easy-care beauties, while others are just simple but inspiring gardens and planters, some of them for small spaces, some for low-water situations, and so on. Enjoy!

FIRST ROW
1 6 Ways to Decorate With Tillandsias
2 Potting Succulents the No-Cost Way
3 Fun With 4-inch Succulents
4 The Small Space Raised Garden
5 Fall Project: Front Porch Flowerbed

SECOND ROW
6 Top Five Small Space Veggies (and Things We Won't Plant Again)
7 Look! Small Space Tiered Planter
8 Gutter Garden: Growing Your Food in a Small Space
9 Easy DIY: Succulent Centerpiece
10 Succulent Tea Party

THIRD ROW
11 How To: Plant a Terrarium in a Jar
12 Lightbulb Terrariums and Planters
13 Shoe Pocket Garden!
14 How To: Paint Moss Designs in Your Garden
15 Make Your Own Succulent Garden

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