Is your green thumb feeling itchy now that we are OFFICIALLY out of outdoor growth season? Well, mine definitely is! For those of you looking to scratch that “green thumb itch” here are a few of my favorite indoor gardening projects that will conquer the winter blues; once and for all!
Brighten up your home in the middle of winter with a DIY terrarium. Pick up clear orbs (found at Michaels) and low maintenance succulents (I’ve found that these varieties do best indoors) to satisfy your green thumb. Learn more about DIY terrariums at How to Build It.
The windowsill is the perfect place for an indoor herb garden! Growing the herbs will be fun, but tasting their freshness in winter soups and pasta dishes will be even better! Attach ‘S’ hooks to the handle of your containers to secure them to the edge of a kitchen ledge or windowsill.
One of my favorite ways to beat the winter blues is by making my porch a haven for holiday greenery. Evergreen branches and a few other infusions of “Christmas” plants make this just the thing for your Christmas porch. Idea from Perennial Gardens.
Every Elf knows that you can’t forget about your window boxes when it comes to holiday decor. It’s a little gardening project that makes all the difference in terms of curb appeal. Grow with plants like winter jasmine, helleborne, and daphne. And in true Christmas fashion, add plenty of holly berries!
Make your own greenery garland! This garland project from You & Your Wedding is made from real branches of evergreen, eucalyptus and you could even add some other cold hardy plants.
Last year, one of my dearest friends invited me over one snowy evening to make our own (real!) Christmas wreaths. I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious this smelled! I couldn’t even bring myself to display it on my front porch, I wanted it inside where we could all smell it! Make one for yourself at Martha Stewart.
Keeping with the theme of fresh holiday decor, forget heading to the craft store for a light up garland, when you can make one for yourself! This will smell WAY better, and instantly infuse your home in a delicious evergreen scent. The Fresh Exchange has the full tutorial, and you can add Christmas lights should you desire.
Citrus fruits always make me think of Summer, but because they aren’t in season in our neck of the woods come December, I miss my fruits! However, not this year! See how I grew a Meyer lemon tree here!