Plants can really spruce up your home. They can add colour and life to any room. Some of you may be thinking that plants aren’t really your thing or maybe you don’t have a green thumb so why bother?! I think the fear of killing plants is one of the main reasons most people don’t have any in their home. If you do want to add some plants to your home there are some fun ways to do this that require little to no maintenance and are easy to do yourself.
The first and easiest way to do this is to go pick up a beautiful bouquet at the grocery store. They usually have flowers on sale. Especially whatever is in season. Right now you can find great deals on tulips and daffodils. They are blooming like crazy and can be found at every floral or grocery store. Just plunk them into a vase or glass jar with a little water and you have a perfect arrangement for any room.
Another easy, cheap, and trendy way to make a planter is to put together an arrangement of succulents. These plants need very little water and sunlight and can be easily maintained. It is very quick to throw together a planter of your own or if you don’t want to do it yourself you can find them at any garden store as they are very trendy right now. I put one together the other day.
Here is what you need to DIY:
- A glass jar or container of your choice
- Soil (at any garden store)
- Rocks (I used rocks for a fish tank but you can use any kind and any size)
- Charcoal (I used charcoal for filtering a fish tank, cheap and works great)
(A little tip: I bought the glass container and the succulents at IKEA. They were a great price and just what I wanted)
In the glass Jar, layer rocks, soil, rocks, charcoal, soil, and then plants. Depending on how high you want your plants to come out of the container determines how thick you want the layers of soil and rocks. The charcoal is important because it helps to filter the water and helps cut down on molding. Keep in mind that these plants don’t need a lot of water so you don’t have to worry too much if you miss a few days of watering.
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