No matter what time of year it is, there are times when we want to bring the beauty and gifts from the garden indoors. Whether it’s to keep your “green thumb” warm during the winter months, because you live in a space with no outdoor gardening spot, or just because you love to have plants indoors as well as out, here are some easy indoor garden ideas and projects to keep you busy when you aren’t outdoors!


Clever & Cool Indoor Garden Ideas & Projects


Indoor Garden Ideas & Projects

Indoor Gardening Projects


Indoor Water Gardens

This indoor water garden from ‘The Wicker House‘ is about as easy to make as gardens come. A glass container, some stones and a plant cutting is all it takes! This is also a pretty way to propagate house plants. As soon as your plant cutting sprouts roots, you can plant it into a pot with soil, then add a new cutting to the water garden.


The Mkono plant terrarium is a great way to add natural decor to a room without having to take up table or floor space with a planter. Plus, this is an awesomely cool garden idea! These glass wall hanging planters can be used to create an indoor water garden, to display air plants, or to show off your best cut flowers. Less than $10 for two of them! This is going on our list! Get them at Amazon! If sold out, try this one.


One of our favorite DIY’s that we have ever done was our Marimo Moss Ball Aquarium over at our sister site, OhMeOhMy. These little indoor gardening projects were easy, fun, inexpensive to make, and super simple to take care of. Moss balls are the perfect plant pets! Be sure to jump on over and check out our step by step tutorial.


Indoor Vegetable Garden Ideas & Projects

Holiday Sparkle‘ shows us how to grow green onions indoors. This is a great indoor garden idea and green onions are the perfect vegetable because the more you cut them, the more they grow!


We love creative indoor vegetable gardening projects like this one. Here’s a project for more onions for a bigger household… make this vertical onion planter from a pop bottle! From ‘Auntie Dogmas Garden Spot‘.



The indoor garden idea from ‘Remove and Replace‘, shows us how to regrow romaine lettuce from that salad stump… Grow it once, never again!‘ shows us how to plant an indoor vegetable garden with odds and ends, like with leftover celery. Kids love this kind of thing, fun family project.


More Indoor Garden Ideas

We think air plants make the perfect indoor garden. If you are hooked on them as well, you might be looking for cool ways to show them off, right? No problem, ‘Modern Air Plants‘ has tons of great ideas for air plant containers. And if you need more ideas, jump on over to our post on Creative Ways to Decorate with Air Plants!


From ‘The Kitchn‘, learn how to plant succulents in eggshells! This indoor garden idea is a really organic project great for a kitchen, and especially for someone who loves to cook. Could you do the same thing with sprouts?


Last, learn to grow a lemon tree indoors! From ‘The Kitchn‘, this is a good tutorial on how to grow lemons indoors, and also some information on where, and what type, to buy! Find even more information on growing lemons from ‘Jim Hofman‘.


So no matter what your reason for keeping it indoors, we hope you can enjoy one of these indoor garden ideas or projects to bring the garden to the window sill!

If you enjoyed this post, you may want to check out our post on Easy Care Houseplants and  Indoor Cool Cactus & Succulent Projects!



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  1. Georgina August 3, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I just found your web site and live in Arizona. I really like your articles on socculents and growing v egetables.

  2. Maggie Angulo August 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Great info. Very happy that my niece telled me about it.

  3. Irene Vera November 1, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Yes I too have planted seeds of lemon and oranges but no fruit have flowered or produced fruit I do have it sitting on my front porch where there is plenty of sunlight. I do bring them in doors during the winter months. where am i going wrong on this ? I have had egg shell dried and made into a powder and have also added coffee grinds to it . I still have these citrus trees in pots. Please help .

    1. Irene Vera November 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Also i live in the state of Texas.

    2. Cora February 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

      You possibly need another plant so it can cross pollinate. Also at Lowes, or your local plant nursery will have fruit tree fertilizers and follow the guidelines of that. After 2 years of having a passion fruit, I’m finally getting fruit!! Hope this helps!

  4. Danielle March 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I started some Lemon trees from seed a few years ago. The trees themselves have grown pretty tall, but have yet to produce any flowers or lemons. I live in upstate NY and keep my plants inside during the fall, winter and beginning of spring. What can I do to help my plants produce friut?

    1. Kathy Woodard April 10, 2015 at 8:28 am

      The number one thing they need is to get more sun… Are they in a very bright area, like a sun room, especially in early spring?


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