Have you ever thought of a little suspended garden at home? It is not a difficult thing and has great anti-waste value. It allows you to optimize the interior spaces of the house, even during the winter months, when any outdoor cultivation is more complicated. A small hanging garden is also decoration, it brings color and cheerfulness. And you can fill it, in part, with garden products, so you can have your mini-production of vegetables even at home and even in the middle of winter.
How to have an indoor garden?
It is original, alternative and beautiful, not to mention that it allows everyone to show off a garden at home. It does not require large spaces and, on the contrary, optimizes them by taking advantage of verticality. Easy to do in any room, just hang plants and flowers from the ceiling, but why not, also vegetables.
How to create a garden with hanging pots?
Also known as » floating garden “, the hanging garden is fashionable in our latitudes and in other parts of the world. In Japan , for example, there is an ancient technique for growing plants in spheres of soil and moss, which can be hung from the ceiling without the need for a vase. His name is kokedama . In this way, it is possible to create decidedly picturesque green corners.
In Holland we find the String Gardens , born thanks to the artist Fedor Van der Valk, who was inspired by the Japanese to create them. But in reality, there are many types of hanging gardens and the use of vases is also allowed, as long as they are suspended and not placed on a surface.
Plants for the hanging garden.
Which plants to use for the hanging garden? If you intend to place them in hanging pots, you can use any plant suitable for indoor growing, as long as it is of an appropriate size. But if you don’t have a green thumb, it’s best to opt for hardy succulents like cacti and evergreens.
If, on the other hand, you want to try creating kokedama literally “moss balls”, you will then need suitable plants such as:
You can create original combinations by hanging different or similar plants from the roof, the important thing is rock the heights and use uniformly styled vases.
To hang them, you can use a thin, neutral or colored nylon rope, depending on the desired effect. Or opt for hanging handles in various materials. And remember that hanging houseplants create absolutely fabulous green waterfalls. For example, Tradescantia fluminensis, Monstera adansonii, Platycerium biforcatum.
It’s not just flowers and succulents to place in your hanging garden at home. But also vegetables . Like a small indoor garden: in this case, the most pleasant space is undoubtedly the kitchen, where the support points are different. The vegetable patch can be made in the same way as the garden, using pots of the appropriate size, suspended from the ceiling with thin ropes.
Which vegetables do you prefer? Those that do not require excessive care and are the most consumed. Mainly various types of aromatic plants, but also salad, onion, garlic.
How to maintain a hanging garden.
If you choose plants that do not require excessive care, such as succulents for example, you will only have to wet them when the ground is dry but taking into account the specific needs of each plant.
look at the lighting Before choosing the position of the hanging garden, the plants have different needs and it is good to know them to prevent them from deteriorating in a short time. Finally, when selecting, do not underestimate Temperature .
Which pots to use for my hanging garden?
You can find containers for your home hanging garden at many home and garden supply stores. If not, do an Internet search with the keyword “hanging terrariums” and you will find what you are looking for. In any case, keep in mind that the best containers because the garden of your house must have a very wide mouth , easy to use for watering airborne plants. Inside the bottom should be filled with at least a tablespoon of gravel and covered with a layer of compost 2-3 centimeters high. You can use flowerpot pendants to make them more beautiful.
The soil can also be covered with a handful of decorative stones and should only be watered when dry. And don’t forget, speaking of vases and containers, that the most beautiful and the ones that give the most satisfaction are the DIY models.