For the most part, mint is an aggressive plant in the garden, which makes it an ideal herb for your indoor garden. Its vigorous growth isn’t dampened by growing conditions inside. As long as it has a sunny windowsill, it will reward you with flavorful leaves, no matter the season. Snip stems often to keep the plant bushy and unfurling new leaves, which pack the mintiest punch.
This simple cart frame is easily accessible, space conscious and can be easily maneuvered for indoor or outdoor use. A coat of bright blue paint brings it to life and creates a fun and contemporary bar cart. A potted plant and decorative pitcher add the perfect finishing touches.
This vibrant backyard features all-over green landscaping, including palm trees and tropical plants. A paver stone walkway creates a path to a gray stone water fountain. Wall-to-wall windows provide a peek at the indoor living room, while a white roof overhang creates a touch of shade.
Grab an amaryllis bulb kit to fill your home with the stately splendor of these big blooms. Plant several types in the same pot to create a colorful indoor garden. After flowers fade, snip blossom stems at the base. Continue to grow the leaves through winter and plan to set plants outside for the summer if you want to have bulbs bloom again next year.
A one-of-a-kind cast concrete wall acts as the guest entry way to dining area of the Broken Spanish Restaurant. Sandblasted Brazilian marble floors create depth and add a balanced contrast to the “tin” textured ceiling in the main dining room. Behind, a decorative cinder block wall is adorned with hanging plants in a nod to indoor-outdoor eating.
A family-style dining table sits between two one-of-a-kind "walls" designed by Bells & Whistles. Sandblasted Brazilian marble floors create depth and add a balanced contrast to the “tin” textured ceiling in the main dining room. A decorative cinder block wall is adorned with hanging plants in a nod to indoor-outdoor eating. A hand-woven rug hangs from the wood paneled wall.
These arrangements can be created by cutting succulents or planting living plants. If you choose the live option, fill the bottom of the container with a layer of rock. Fill with cactus potting mix and then add barrel cactus and hawthoria. White aquarium pebbles complete the look. "Purple agate, amethyst and porcupine quills add the sparkle and height," says Sara Fried. And don't forget to water: every two weeks about one tablespoon and keep your arrangement in a bright indoor spot.
Combination planters let you add color to even the smallest space, and succulents grow slowly enough that they won’t overtake the tight quarters. An eye-catching mix of succulents grows well together, needing the same care regime: little water, high light and a coarse, cactus-type soil mix. When you create an indoor container garden, make sure plants have similar light and water needs.
One look at this plant and it’s easy to see where it gets its name: ‘Red Congo’ or ‘Rojo Congo.’ New leaves are flushed with red-purple hues, while stems on new growth glow bright red. This is an upright philodendron that makes an ideal tabletop plant. Give it a spot in bright or low light, although brighter light yields the strongest leaf colors. ‘Red Congo’ is an air purifier, removing toxic chemicals from indoor settings. Use it in your bedroom to ensure fresh air for a good night’s sleep.
Also called sword ferns, Kimberly queen ferns (Nephrolepis obliterate) make elegant specimen plants, thanks to their straight, upright fronds. These nearly-carefree Australian natives are happy indoors if they’re kept in medium light and given sufficient humidity (if your air is too dry, try running a small humidifier nearby). Outside, they’re hardy in zones 9-11. Indoor gardeners love them because they help purify the air, but you can also enjoy them outdoors in warm weather months.