Here is a look into my inside garden that I’ve been growing since moving in last year. A few weeks ago I showed you the slew of new plants that I’ve added and an update on my old plants so today is all about how I choose to decorate my inside garden this year! I have my garden organized into 3 different parts of the apartment, first my kitchen window, my front room and Victor’s office. I am running outta space around the house now as we don’t have many sunny areas but I love the little spurts of green and feel like they add so much to our apartment. Hope you enjoy the look into my little garden!
The part of the garden that was super fun to decorate was the terrariums for my air plants. I bought 3 small air plants so I have one larger bowl for two of them and a smaller bowl for the other. I filled them with seashells and rocks and positioned the air plants like they were coming out of the shells. Because I need to take them out once a week to soak in water I made them very accessible.
The biggest change is the kitchen window! I wanted to get the vines higher up because they were growing down to the ground so I bought some fabric plant hangers and installed hooks on the ceiling. I wanted to create a curtain effect of vines because we don’t have any blinds or curtains on the window because we enjoy being able to look outside and all the light. I just love how it looks with all the different heights and think it’ll look great when the newer vines grow down. We did have 5 hangers with vines but we had a causality (the lemon licorice vine seems to reject getting replanted and died right away). I think it looks magical especially with all the different colors. The one big issue is the higher plants are really hard to water, if you have any tips for that let me know in the comments.
For the rest of the kitchen I have my little vintage table setup with 4 plants on it and I’ve decorated with some seashells and two porcelain rabbits I picked up for Easter and decided were too cute not have out all year long. I even have one of my tattoo Hello Kitty Easter eggs resting in the soil of the umbrella plant. I brought in a little tower I was using last year for herbs inside to put beside the table to hold my succulent that doesn’t need as much light and my garden gnome friend! The bottom shelf even holds all my gardening supplies which is super handy. The pink quill has flowered twice already and it just makes me smile so much, I think I’ll have to pick up more flowering plants next year because I love it so much. The flowers disappear after 2 days but the purple contrasting with all my green foliage it beautiful while it lasts.
For Victor’s office he really wanted a palm plant and luckily we were able to find the perfect bamboo palm. Now if only Butter would stop trying to eat it, I have to trim off the ends that she snacks on every few weeks. It doesn’t help that she can just sit on the corner of his desk and grab the leaves with her paws. For his desk he has the Zee Zee plant from last year and two new additions, the umbrella plant and a fern (he is having issue with both, we can’t decide whether is over watering or the new air conditioner). He’s debating whether he really wants more but I think I’ll convince him to have some hanging plants in there eventually.
This is our only plant that isn’t by a window and I’m glad it likes low light because it looks perfect right beside the hammock. Butter loves sitting beside the Palm Lily, espically when it casts shadows around.
Besides the air plants that hang out on our coffee table, our front window is home to my fishnet stocking plant that is so out of control huge it’s impossible to move at this point. I even broke off a whole branch of it this year when trying to move it outta the kitchen and it’s still a beast. It looks great there beside my Scarlet Star. I’m still so scared that I’ll kill my Scarlet Star but it seems to be surviving. I also keep my large cronton plant on the table to provide a little shade for the air plants but I’m not solid on how it looks. Wish it didn’t need to be close to a window because I think it’d be nice to have more into the center of our house, might gift it to a friend…that’s the end of my inside garden tour! Hope you liked and found some inspiration for what to do in your house. I’ll leave you with a photo of Butter enjoy the outside vines!