I love all things small. And tiny. And little. As a result, mini container gardening is my FAVORITE kind of indoor greening. Using tiny dinosaurs to create little dioramas with said plantings, while not entirely necessary, takes it to a whole new (and desired by me) level of cute.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Choosing Your Containers
My boyfriend Mark and I were in Bolinas, CA and found all these beach rocks with holes in them. (Score!) They are what sparked the idea of doing itty bitty plantings - but you could use any small vessel with a drainage hole. Here's some other ideas:
- old skateboard wheels (Mark planted a few post photo shoot and they look great!)
- bottle caps
- small jars
- pieces of cedar or teak (water resistant) with a hole drilled
- craggy driftwood
- corks with a holes drilled
- bottom half of an Altoid tin with hole punched in
Really you could use any small vessel with a hole!
If you do have the good fortune to come across suitable rocks, make sure you boil them before starting to plant. They may contain salt or small organisms that would effect the health of the plants. That goes for whatever you end up using - make sure it's been sterilized either via heat or bleach (hydrogen peroxide or vodka will also work) before adding your tiny greens.