Apartment Garden Blues (Blog): Using Pinterest for Garden Inspiration

Pinterest LogoI love Pinterest. And apparently I’m not the only one. It’s the fastest-growing social media site EVER. According to TechCrunch.com, it currently has 11.7 million unique monthly U.S. visitors, and it crossed the 10-million-mark faster than any other website in history. And with all those unique visitors comes a lot of pinned photos, a great deal of them being beautiful gardens.

On my personal Pinterest, I pin images of DIY crafts I’d like to make, food I’d like to cook, crochet projects I want to try and, most important of all, gardening pictures. The images remind me of things I want to try and also usually link to some great how-to instructions.  

Some of my inspirational pins include:

  • A photo of German Chamomile to remind me to finally plant and grow this plant so I can finally have my own homegrown Chamomile tea.
  • A shoe organizer planter. I heard of this planting technique idea years ago and loved the idea. And with a small garden space, a hanging planter like this would work wonders! I repinned the photo from GreenUpgrader.com.
  • A hypertufa table planter. A beautiful planter originally posted on LowesCreativeIdeas.com is made from a DIY material called hypertufa that you can make into pretty much any shape. This one has a table on top of the container with a hole in it where you can grow plants. Love it!
  • A wine bottle aqua globe from LettuceShare.com. With just a wine bottle and couple of other items, you can make an aqua globe to water your plants while you’re on vacation.

Do you have a Pinterest board for gardening?



Alexandra Martin is a professional writer from Southern California who grows vegetables, herbs, lots of aloe vera and one giant Boston fern in her balcony garden. She also grows dracaena, pothos and English ivy indoors. She loves traveling and birdwatching in addition to gardening.

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