Plant enthusiasts are increasingly turning to hang gardens to conserve important floor space by getting their plants up and off the ground. Hanging gardens are not only functional, but they also add a unique touch to your home’s design. Sure, you could simply hang your plants from ceiling hooks – but there are unlimited alternatives for making a hanging garden, so why not have some fun with it? Here are 9 creative ways to build a hanging garden in your house, ranging from Kokedama to hanging terrariums, wall planters, and more.
What could be better than living wall art? Most home design stores and nurseries sell wall-mounted planters, or you may create your own with old containers and mounts. While most of these planters are watertight, it’s a good idea to remove them from the wall when it’s time to water the plants to prevent water from leaking through and damaging the wall behind them.
Hang Plants from Old Clothing Rods
Repurposing clothing rods and racks as plant holders is a simple and inexpensive DIY project. Furthermore, free-standing garment racks are ideal for dorms and flats where drilling holes in the wall or ceiling is prohibited. To display your houseplants in elegance, try S-hooks, macrame holders, or hanging planters.
Create a Hanging Propagation Station
A hanging propagation station is a creative way to show off your latest plant production. Using glass or clear containers helps you to monitor root development, while this is not required. The propagation vessels can be hung from the ceiling, a light fixture, curtain rods, or even attached to the wall.
Kokedama: Japanese Moss Balls
The process of growing plants in moss-covered balls of soil is known as kokedama. It comes from Japan and is related to the bonsai art form. Kokedama balls provide an eye-catching show when hanging from the ceiling using clear fishing twine or string. To water the Kokedama, just remove them and immerse the moss balls in a bowl of water for 10 to 25 minutes.
This technique is most typically used for staghorn ferns, although it can be applied to any trailing or hanging plant. Hoyas, philodendrons, ferns, and pothos are all excellent choices. To keep everything contained, wire mesh is utilized to hold the plant’s roots in place on the board, along with some dirt and moss. Remove the board from the wall and moisten the root ball with a spray bottle to water the plant.
Create ‘Living Curtains
Do you have a bright, sunny window that appears to be empty? Use plants instead of curtains and window treatments to save money! Just make sure the curtain rod is strong enough to support the weight of multiple plants hanging from it. It’s also critical to make sure the window you choose isn’t too drafty or cold, especially in the winter, as this could kill the plants.
Succulent Wall Trays
Succulent wall trays are a simple and enjoyable DIY project that takes very little continuing upkeep once completed. They are an excellent complement to any home’s interior or can be mounted on an outdoor wall. Select a shallow box (shadow boxes work well) and wrap wire meshing around the top. The succulents will then be held in place using dirt and moss. Succulent wall trays should be put on a wall that gets plenty of direct sunlight.
Hanging terrariums are a quirky and enjoyable way to display your favorite plants. Succulents, cactus, and humidity-loving plants like ferns, ivy, and peperomia are ideal for terrariums. Cacti and succulents will require very little watering if you make a terrarium with them. Regular watering and misting will help to keep humidity high in the terrarium habitat for humidity-loving plants.
Repurpose a Canvas Shoe Organizer
Canvas shoe organizers over the door make excellent DIY hanging planters. Before planting, line the inside of the canvas compartments with plastic to prevent water from seeping through the canvas and into the wall behind it.
That’s it! Awesome isn’t it? Hanging gardens can be a very good addition to your home and by having them, you are actually promoting a greener home.
What do you think? Do you want to have your own? Start now and share your hanging garden journey.