Thursday, May 13, 2010
TAA, TAA, how does your garden grow?
I have a confession to make. I've... killed before. And I'll kill again. I don't want to, really, I don't. I try and try not to, but I just can't help myself. I start out with the best of intentions, but sooner or later I've got another dead thing on my hands. I am... a plant serial killer. I've killed succulents, mother-in-law's tongue, peace lilies, herbs of all varieties. And in my apartment right now are an African violet and an orchid that are in their last throes. I can't be stopped. And it's products like the two below that only encourage me to do it again. These clever garden solutions for small spaces are so cute and look so easy that I'm tempted to try to grow something once again. Maybe this time it'll work... This time... Apartment Therapy: Boston recently posted about the Simple Garden by Fertile Earth, a kit that has everything you need to start a lil' garden in a cute container. The box the kit comes in is the container itself (the clear lid helps create a greenhouse environment while the seeds are germinating), and inside is soil, seeds, instructions, and a few tools.
Fertile Earth's video (which can be seen at the Apartment Therapy link) is admittedly pretty cheese-tastic -- it IS home shopping, after all -- but it's still a nice introduction to their product.
Over at Remodelista, they reviewed Woolly Pockets, which are hangable pouches (they remind me of hanging shoe organizers) that can be used to create a garden indoors or out. They're made of recycled plastic bottles, and are breathable and flexible. Lined versions are for indoor use (so that you don't get water on your walls or floor), while unlined versions are better for outdoor spaces where you can allow a little more drainage.
I love the look of the plants spilling over their pockets, creeping and climbing down the wall. I really want to turn part of my living room wall into a panel of green ivy and ferns... but perhaps I should stop myself before I kill again.
Via Apartment Therapy: Boston, Fertile Earth, Remodelista, and Woolly Pockets.