Previously, I’ve admitted to a love of ficus trees. This love of greenery was inherited from my mother, the master gardener. One of my favorite things about my mother’s ample gardens is the origin of the plants. Mom takes cuttings from various sources: her sister in North Carolina, the guy from work who was neglecting his jade plant anyway, our neighbor who bought too many iris bulbs, etc.
Currently, Mom lives in a suburban area with room for a garden. Plans for the near future have her and my Dad moving into the city (wee!). What happens to the garden? Mom’s green thumb has been the inspiration for me to find vertical, deck-friendly, or indoor gardening opportunities. Like this sweet arrangement in the entryway from Design*Sponge:
An indoor herb garden from Not Just a Housewife:
Any apartment-dwellers out there with other small garden ideas? Do share!