Indoor herb gardens are becoming more and more popular! Who doesn't love the smell of fresh herbs and using them in their cooking? Also, the convenience of having them so easily accessible in the kitchen is a dream! I have loved this idea of an indoor herb garden, but if something going to be taking up valuable space in my kitchen, it better look pretty! I found two different ways to accomplish this.
I found this wooden frame with the chicken wire in it already. (Which can be easily replicated). It was meant to be used for photos, but once I saw it I couldn't get this idea of an herb garden wall out of my mind. What I liked the most about this frame was the flexibility of moving my herb garden from my wall inside during the Winter time and hanging it on a wall outside during the Summer time.
To transform this frame into an herb garden I started by buying my favorite herbs and these terracotta pots to fit in with the rustic feeling of the frames. By looking at the first picture you'll notice that I did not add the trays at the bottom of the pots simply because I didn't like how it looked. To avoid having excess water drain out the bottom only water with 1/4 cup of water in each or place an ice cube in each pot. Plastic pots could also be a nice alternative They weigh less and they usually have a place to catch excess water.
To attach the pots to the frame you can you use clips found on amazon that are meant to attach terracotta pots to exterior walls or posts. They actually worked great. Instead of using a screw to attach the pots I simply used pliers to clamp pots onto the metal strips.
Tip: Get all of the metal clamps in place and clamp them down half way so that it it easier when you're attached your planted pot.
Next step find a good wall to hang each of the planters on. Screw directly into studs if possible. It's pretty heavy by the time you have everything planted and attached to the frame.
Note: If you want your herb garden to be more of a focal wall and actually have enough herbs to use, make more than one frame.
If the first herb garden seems to overwhelming this next idea is for you! This metal frame is used for office organization, but it can also be transformed into an indoor herb garden. It doesn't require clips or building a frame at all. Simply, plant your favorite herbs in pots that will fit into the space.
The nice thing about this frame specifically is that the lower section sticks out further than the upper section which will give your plants room to grow.
Tip: I would plant your tall herbs on the top and your shorter ones on the bottom so it doesn't feel too crowded!
Next step: Enjoy your fresh herbs in your next meal!
This arrangement is over three feet long and is filled with over 60 plus stems and flowers! It is one my favorites for sure!
Flower Arrangement Tip for the Month
To get a really full looking arrangement at an affordable price, buy your artificial flowers in bunches. You will save on cost and have more flowers to give you this beautiful look! If you were to buy individual stems for an arrangement like this it would cost a fortune.
Also, having an entire arrangement of the same kind of flower can be boring. To add interest and embellishment buy a few more expensive flowers stems to give your arrangement a more polished look.
Succulent arrangements can be a
welcoming surprise in the middle of Winter. Real succulents are great because they take very little water. Even better are the artificial ones, because you don’t have to remember to water them at all! I have been doing faux floral arrangements for several years and have a couple of tips when doing succulent arrangements.
5 Tips for Creating Beautiful Succulent Arrangements
1. First, when choosing succulents make sure you choose a variety of sizes and shapes. Succulents are tricky, if you get the same sizes not only will it be boring, but you will also find that you have a lot of holes in your arrangement. They aren’t like typical flowers with lot of leaves that fill in the spaces; so be sure you get some taller succulents to add interest, smaller buds to add variety and something a little spiky to add texture.
2. Find succulents with different colors. When we think of succulents we typically think of only green stems. But you’d be surprised by the different colors that you can find like purple, pinks, reds, browns or simply buy different varieties of greens.
3. It’s ok to incorporate other flowers into your arrangement. Most succulent arrangements only have succulents and rocks in them which make them feel really stiff and sad in my opinion. If you add other flowers like the roses, in these examples, you will bring softness to the arrangement and also help to fill in the holes from the rigid stems.
4. Group succulents together to add bulk and give balance to your arrangement.
5. Find complimentary foliage like lambs ear or boxwood. This filler seems unimportant but it really is the finishing touch that will bring your arrangement together and make your arrangement feel custom.