Having a garden allows you to grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables plus enjoy a natural environment at any time. But what happens when you live in a building, have a paved yard or rent your home and can’t have a garden? Temporary gardens are the perfect way for you to enjoy some greenery without having to move. Whether you want to grow your own herbs on your windowsill, create a flourishing vertical garden or create your own terrarium, we have all the information you need to create your own, no-yard garden!
Vertical gardens come in a variety of sizes to suit all price ranges. You can purchase a wall hanging garden or one that rests on a stand. These are perfect to dress up balconies and verandas.
- All you need is a wall or small space, vertical garden, soil & some plants
- Vertical gardens are generally low maintenance
- Create a tropical display, fragrant floral wall or your own personal herb garden
Plants: A variety of plants, flowers and herbs such as ferns, begonias and orchids are perfect to place in a vertical garden for a beautiful display.
DIY: If you love DIY projects, you can try and make a homemade vertical garden from a shoe organiser. See how to make one here.
Terrariums are not just a science project you did in school. You can create your own beautiful eco-system using any decorative vases, fish tanks or glass containers that catch your eye.
DIY & Plants: Pre-made kits are available, however building one yourself is so much fun!
- In the bottom of your chosen display case, lay an inch of pebbles followed by an inch of activated charcoal.
- Cover the pebbles and charcoal with a layer of sphagnum moss to prevent the soil from seeping into the rocks.
- Moisten a bag of potting mix and fill your container half way. Finish by planting some slow growing small plants, such as cactus and croton or even a variety of fresh herbs.
Window Sill Garden
Using a window box or individual small pots, you can plant flowers, herbs or even tomatoes in your very own kitchen!
DIY: to create a window garden, fill a window box half way with moistened soil. Transfer your plants from their pots to the soil. Cover the soil with a layer of sphagnum moss.
Plants: geranium, peperomia, bergonia, tomatoes, spinach, peas, scallions and many more.