Spring is in the air and now is the time to get your gardening on! Don't worry though, you don't need to have a backyard garden, raised beds or a green thumb to partake. We've rounded up some of our favorite gardening projects that are super simple and will take you just a few hours. Implement one of these sweet projects in your home, apartment, on your wall, fire escape or even in your community to add a hint of green in your life. Check out our ideas and pick one to do this weekend!
If you’ve been admiring the beautiful floral work and installations by Flora Grubb but can’t get out to San Fran, fear not, because she has plenty of DIY kits for you. This amazing vertical garden succulent panel has everything you need (except the plants, which you should buy locally) to get you going. Miss Grubb also has a ton of good info to help you along. If succulents aren’t your thing, be sure to check out her kits for indoor air plant gardens.
If you don’t have much space like most apartment dwellers, you can still grow your own veggies over the summer. If you have a nice sunny place, you can create a mini garden with pots just like Mike Lieberman did on his NYC apartment fire escape. Lieberman’s tips on small space gardening will give you the info you need to start your very own garden on your fire escape, balcony, deck, small yard or even on a window sill.
If you want something a bit more decorative than practical, try this hanging bonsai garden. Created by Wilder Quarterly, a new Brooklyn-based magazine geared toward contemporary gardeners and growers, the string garden stays up and out of the way, is super low maintenance and is perfect for small space quarters.
Want to grow and watch an contained ecosystem thrive? Well, build your own green terrarium that you can set on a table or a counter. Our easy, step by step instructions will tell you all the materials you need and how to construct a sustainable living world to keep inside your home.
Woolly Pockets create gorgeous and lush living wall installations. The Wally, especially makes it super simple to create something beautiful and now Woolly Pockets is selling drip kits and timers specifically for their products. You’ve been wanting one for ages now, so this spring is the time to get one!
In case you don’t have any space whatsoever to start a garden, take part in the guerrilla gardening movement. Whether you go plant flowers in little cracks and crevices or you throw seed bombs, either way you’re encourage more vegetation. Check out GreenAid for tips, tricks and maps for how to seed bomb.