1. Upcycling, botanical style
You don’t have to buy a new flower pot every time you get a new plant. Just dig unused items out of the cupboard and give them a new purpose. Your gran’s antique teapot or your latest jumble sale purchases can easily be turned into a contemporary flower pot: Just fill it with earth, add your favourite plant, and you’re done!
2. Plants without soil – can that really work?
Answer: Of course it can!
Even plants which usually live in the soil, such as the clusia (AKA the balsam apple) or the exotic monstera, can amaze us if they’re allowed to take root in a water bath. Pebbles will help them keep their contact with the ground.
3. Create your own ecosystem
Don’t have green fingers? Not a problem! A mini-biotope in a glass is particularly suitable for plant lovers who weren’t born for gardening. Glass retains moisture and provides a perfect climate.
And it’s easy to do as well: Fill a glass with coarse stones and soil, and add plants!
4. Simply combine
If you add plants to a terrarium, you get a florarium. Layering is the key: Pebbles – plant granulate – plant soil – pebbles. Only then can you put your plants into their new home.
5. Just hanging out
If you haven’t got enough space on windowsills or tables, you’ll need to find a new solution.
Current trend: Hanging pots from the ceiling and looking forward to spring.
Title-Photo @ Artem Zatsepilin / iStock