Out of the Planter Box: Inspiring Ideas for Indoor Gardens

Out of the Planter Box: Inspiring Ideas for Indoor Gardens

Katy Nida
May 19, 2011

Lose the dirt and toss out your terracotta pot. Gardening is getting a revamp! The following images represent inspiring ways to transform your ordinary houseplant into art.

I must admit I am not much of a gardener. However I do hold a strong passion for plants and a love affair with all things artistic. So I scrounged up some of my favorite examples of indoor plant installations to share with you. On the top of my list is the succulent orb forms designed by Dig Gardens in Santa Cruz California. Their incredible creations are stunning and come with instructions on how to install. I was amazed to find out I could recreate this myself!

Another innovation in gardening is the sky planter by Boskke, which displays flora upside down. The quirky planters are said to conserve water, but the main reason I enjoy them is for their unique and unexpected appearance. Finally, one of new favorite shops to gather inspiration from is Artemisia in Portland Oregon. They specialize in Terrariums and are packed full of whimsical creations. Artemisia constructs plant designs out of hanging globes, driftwood and even minute seashells. If you are lucky enough to be in the area you can join a class on how to build a custom terrariums yourself.

A few more fun and ingenious ideas:

• Miniature trinkets mixed into your terrarium by Artemisia
• Air plants hung on vertical driftwood by Dig Gardens
• Beautiful trees strung from the ceiling bystringgardens.com
•Soft glass votives contorted in creative ways by artist Kim Harty
•Tiny light bulb terrarium design from Etsy
•Hanging containers from Terrain
•Artemisia design photographed by D'art Photographie

Next time you are looking for the perfect piece of art to finish off your space, pass on the gallery and head to the nursery instead!

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