Living centerpiece

The holidays have come and gone, and if you’re like most people you can’t wait until spring. For now, we’re stuck with the dreary cool weather of January and February. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some fun nature-themed activities indoors.

Create a succulent garden. All you need is a bag of rocks, a bit of peat moss, and a bowl, pot, or other container. And of course, you should plan on including a variety of succulents. Have fun with various containers and vibrant colors of rocks, and experiment with mixing and matching different shapes, colors, and types of succulents. You can create beautiful centerpieces or works of art for your mantel, while bringing botanical life into your home.

Enjoy a nature-themed LEGO set. Have fun building a lifelike sculpture that you never have to water! LEGO is now producing sets to mimic the look of a bonsai garden, succulents, cut flowers, butterflies, Bird of Paradise, and more. You can achieve the look and ambiance of lively plants indoors without any of the mess. Plus, it’s fun for the whole family!

Grow your own microgreens, herb garden, or mushrooms. Numerous online retailers offer complete kits that allow you to grow your own microgreens, herb garden, or mushrooms right on your kitchen counter. Not only are the activities fun and educational; you can produce fresh, organic food at home. The sets make interesting conversation pieces, too.

Create an air garden. Air plants need almost zero care, and they look cool displayed in hanging glass globes. A collection of them, in varying shapes and hung at different heights, makes a beautiful statement in an otherwise ordinary area such as a kitchen window or the corner of a room.

Plan your spring garden. Maybe you can’t plant anything outdoors yet, but you can start seedlings indoors and begin to nurture them. And the good news is that you don’t need a lot of space to do it. The appropriate UV light and space for a tray or two will allow you to start dozens of seedlings for use in your spring garden. They’ll be half-grown and nearly ready to begin blooming when you transition them outdoors in March.

Of course, if you want to overhaul your landscaping this year, get in touch with us first. We can help you plan your new garden and install new features you will enjoy for years to come.