Ever since I saw a gorgeous Pinterest project about making an indoor water garden, I knew I had to make my own. So, I decided to look for information regarding its care and some basic start up guidelines.
– Commercial potting mixes are not recommended for these plants. Try heavy clay loam soils.
– Don’t use tap water directly. Prepare it with some kind of water conditioner available at aquarium stores.
For more great tips on water plants visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website.
When this part of the garden was all set, all I needed to do is to place the cylindrical white section inside the vase containing the prepared water. I did so slowly to prevent water from overflowing. Though I’m in love with my new indoor water garden I should note that a smaller plant or a bigger water container would have been a better choice. Also, a closed vase for the plant instead of the white one used here, since on this one some soil came out from the little apertures making the water cloudy at the beginning. Besides these small issues, a water garden is a good choice to bring some green indoors with a different approach on gardening.
How do you bring nature inside your home? Do you prefer regular plants or do you have a unique approach to indoor gardens? Let me know about it.