Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Indoor Gardening

Indoor GardeningRight now I'm somewhere up in the sky. We left for Bangalore Tuesday morning (Alaska time) and won't get to India until midnight on Thursday morning (India time). That includes the 13 hours of time difference but you know what? Travel is completely a different story when you do it without children. I'm actually looking forward to 23 uninterrupted hours with my husband. We'll have the row all to ourselves, I won't have to drive anyone anywhere and people will be bringing me food instead of the other way round. I have books to read, a little knitting to do, my crosswords puzzles in my bag and a short story I'm working on. I might sleep a bit, I might watch a movie and I'm headed to a place where I'm guaranteed to thaw out.

Life is good.

And to continue with the good mood, spring is coming on strong which has got me thinking about gardening.

Pothole gardens. As in gardens, grown in a pothole. Hmmm. . . .

Followed by postcard gardens. As in gardens, grown in a postcard. Double hmmm. . . .

The tiniest gardens in the world might be these two grown in Altoid tins.

In fact, there are so many great ideas for terrariums that it's hard to post them all.

Here are a few: One Two Three

I saw tips for growing ginger root indoors. Now that's appealing.

And for growing a vertical garden using recycled rain gutters. How clever is that?

Almost as clever as using this shoe storage unit for a vertical garden.

And this Etsy store has beautiful wood planters for tiny arrangements.

Now get up and grow something!

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Shannon said...

Enjoy! Traveling is very different without kids, even coach doesn't looks so bad when you aren't breaking up sibling fights. I am looking forward to your posts about India. Such a fascinating country.

MarytheKay said...

Oh, the thought of that much quiet time on a plane...with only my husband...and books...and notebook...and movies...Divine!!! I look forward to reading about your experiences in India!

Thank you for the info on the tiny gardens. They are just delightful!! My favorites are the Altoids tin and the vertical shoe organizer. I might just try both!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I have been wanting do one of those glass pot plants that you have. I have the plant and pot and just need to combined the 2. :)

Hope the trip is going well and I know what you mean about flying without kids. I loooooved flying until I had a kid. Some how it is oooo different with a baby screaming at you :)

Patty said...

Hope your trip is going great! Pothole gardens sound cute, postcard gardens? Not so much.

cndymkr / jean said...

Enjoy yourselves and have fun.

The Diaper Diaries said...

Love reading about your trip. Maybe these are actually doable for a black thumb like me :) said...

thanks for the helpful links!


Kathy G said...

Thanks for the link about growing ginger. I'm giving it a try (and crediting you as my inspirations!)