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Jumpstart Your Day: 7 Mini Gardens

These cute creations will inspire you to come up with your own gardening solutions


To be able to start a garden, space is one of the most important factors that need to be considered. If you live in a small home or condo unit, you may choose to start a mini garden on the balcony. You may also opt for creative solutions by transforming mini essentials into tiny "green pockets."

Source: Architecture and Design | Main photos from: Small World Land and Inheriting Our Planet

Light Bulb

You can easily turn a light bulb into a mini terrarium. You'll need a couple of tools and a weekend to work on this charming project. Get the step-by-step guide here.

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Water Glass

If you have old glasses at home, you can repurpose them into glass gardens as seen in the photo. This idea will be perfect for aquatic plants.

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Mini Candy Cans

Don't throw those mini candy containers just yet! You can use them as planters which you can line up by the window sill.

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Pocket Watch

How about a garden that you can always bring with you? We're sure you won't forget to tend to your plants!

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You can still find purpose for old teacups and saucers! You may place your finished mini gardens by the foyer or living area, too. 

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Aside from using them for sewing, thimbles can also come in as perfect planters for tiny succulent plants. Old bottle caps and lids may also be repurposed into tiny planters. Learn more here.

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Wine Corks

Creating a cork garden may be a bit tricky but you will surely love the result! You can line them up one wall to serve as wall accents, too. Get the step-by-step guide here.

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Watch out for the April Issue of Real Living Magazine! We'll have a special feature on how you can create your own container garden!


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