Winter Indoor Projects

Winter Indoor Projects
Sometimes you need to be creative to gardening indoors, so we’ve come up with some fun projects to try in your own home.


# Bonsai

Whilst most bonsai plants are strictly outdoors, you can train some indoor plants into bonsais too.  Start with small weeping figs, ponytail palms and even parlour palms – all grow easily in very small pots and give you the look without the headache.


# Bounty

Whilst it’s true that fruit and vegies need full sun to thrive, and most of us don’t have an glass conservatory to accommodate that, what we nearly all have is a sunny window sill.  You can grow broad leaf parsley, mint and basil reasonably well in this situation, as long as you rotate your plants to give them equal light on all sides.  You can also raise sprouts in glass jars or sprouting kits, which don’t need sun to germinate, and grow mushrooms from kits…they just need a well ventilated (not windy), dark place to grow.


# Terrariums

Ever wanted to be in your own little world? Create your own terrarium and visualize a plant paradise!  We have all the tiny plants, mosses, charcoal, pebbles, sands and potting mixes you need, as well as a range of glass vessels, to make your own biosphere bubble.  We also stock atomisers so you can refresh your terrarium when necessary.  (link to video clip)


# Kokedama

These Japanese moss balls are on trend.  We have a great range for sale, but why not that hard to make yourself.  We have a range of suitable indoor plants, like syngoniums, devil’s ivy, peperomias, and orchids, as well as sphagnum moss, peat moss and string.  (link to video clip and SXS web page)


# Cactus and Succulent Bowl

These really are ‘set and forget’ plants that thrive as long as they’re getting plenty of light.  Try creating your own cactus and succulent landscape, using a variety of types that highlight their textured leaves, various rosettes forms and cascading habits.  We have special cactus and succulent potting mix, as well as decorative gravels, and lovely bowls so you can DIY.  For fun, place a few feature rocks in your garden, or even a favourite kids toy like a 4WD car. (link to video clip)