The sun is brighter, the grass is greener, and spring has officially sprung! It comes as no surprise then that April is National Lawn and Garden Month. For those without lawns (aka apartment dwellers), fret not! There are still plenty of ways you can get in on the fun.
Plants add color and life to any space, plus there’s a certain satisfaction that comes from watching your creation grow. Below, two ways for you to make your very own apartment garden in 3 easy steps.
DIY Succulent Garden
Succulents are easy to care for and so on trend (boho chic, anyone?), and they can be found in practically any home and garden shop that sells live plants. Spruce up a basic terra cotta pot with a little bit of paint and choose an assortment of succulent varieties that appeal to you. The result is an ultra-cool tabletop planter that can be kept indoors or out.
• 1 medium terra cotta pot
• Soil (I used a mix of potting soil, dirt, and rocks for proper drainage)
• 4 mini succulent plants of your choice
• Invisible tape
• Metallic acrylic paint
• Paint brush
DIY Countertop Garden
There are many plants that are suitable for container gardening, but be sure to choose those that will thrive in your space. If you’re planning on planting indoors, choose varieties that do well in partial shade, or ones that require full sun if you have a nice bright windowsill. Mason jars don’t take up too much space and are visually intriguing, especially once you see the roots start to grow!
• 3 Mason Jars (I used quart and short wide-mouth pint jars)
• 3 plants of your choosing (herbs and vegetables like peppers are best!)
• Potting soil
Have you experimented with a DIY Garden? Which of these will you be making?