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An old table gets a green uplift with a succulent planter in the middle.

Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters

Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don’t have enough space for a car, try a bike with a basket instead.

Bright Handmade Pots Really Pop

Wanna make your greenery pop? Then plant them in handmade pops in really bright colors – cherry red, blueberry, lime green, or lemon yellow. Source your pots locally or ask your favorite potter to hand make your pots with super bright glazes.

Aeriums Make Adorable Tiny Living Worlds

We love terrariums and now we also adore aeriums, which are little living worlds made with air plants. Fill hanging globes and glass bowls full of tillandsias and marvel at how they only need moisture and air to survive.

Hanging Plants Are Great In Small Spaces

Don’t have a lot of space? Then string plants from your ceiling and fill your rooms with greenery. Groupings of tillandsias, ferns, upside down planters all help clear the air.

Mounted Ferns Are The New Wall Trophies

Staghorn ferns are the new wall trophies and mounting them in your living room is exactly how to show your allegiance to the plant world. Mount them on a board, cover it with moss, mist lightly and watch your lush stag thrive.

Living Walls Are A Breath of Fresh Air

You don’t need to be Patrick Blanc to have a living wall in your house. Flora Grubb sells a variety of options for every type of wall to grow a vertical garden in your house.

If you live near the Bay Area, be sure to hit up this beautiful garden and shop and be inspired. Otherwise, check out our Flickr set to see more of what got our green thumb itching.

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  1. tdalley October 4, 2012 at 3:59 am

    If you are practicing organic gardening then try using baking soda to prevent powdery mildew from forming on your plants. Simply mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a half teaspoon of mild liquid soap and add to a gallon of water. During humid or damp weather spray your plants which are susceptible to powdery mildew with this mixture each week. The unused mixture cannot be stored and used later.

  2. lisanorth September 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

    This is my first visit and so happy coming here and learning new things of interest in gardening. Keep them coming!

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