• From Balconies...
    From Balconies... Urban centers are not all smog and concrete. We'll show you how to add a little green to your balcony and indoor space, with minimal maintenance and little cost.
  • To Backyards
    To Backyards Whether you have a small plot of soil or acres of land, join our community and learn to make the most of your space.
  • From Aquascaping...
    From Aquascaping... Are you the hobby aquarists, the avid aquascaper? Come find and share inspiration for your next planted aquarium or pond.
  • To Landscaping
    To Landscaping Flower gardens, rocks gardens, or rolling hills of magnolia? Join our community today and share ideas for your next project.
  • From Tiny Seeds...
    From Tiny Seeds... Have a brown thumb, no idea where to start? Come share in our collective knowledge and learn to start your first garden.
  • To Mighty Trees
    To Mighty Trees Are you the landscaping guru, the master gardener? Come share your knowledge and make your neighborhood a little greener.

Welcome to Planted Space, a new and growing community of gardeners, horticulturalists, and aquascapers from around the world. Whether you're the casual home gardener, the landscaping designer, the vivarium zookeeper, or just looking to add a little green to your space, you will find plenty of information and inspiration on this site.  

At Planted Space, we hope to inspire by example. Our plants are organized by the space, e.g. an indoor living room, an outdoor flower garden, or an aquarium tank.  Each week, we feature a "Planted Space," and show you how to design, set up, and maintain your planted spaces. Be sure to subscribe to our latest articles by RSS.

To make the most out of Planted Space, please join our community and share your planted spaces with the rest us. Our featured spaces are often selected from fellow members' photo journals right here in the forums. So stop by and create a journal thread of your own to document your progress, ask questions, and get feedback!

Thursday, 27 September 2012 20:13

Aquaponics at Disney's EPCOT

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That's right, Disney EPCOT has an aquaponics ride, and has had one for some time. One bored weekend we made our way back up to Orlando, to drink around the world, and hopped back on the ride Living with the Land.

Monday, 17 September 2012 20:00

How to Make a Wabikusa

Wabikusa (侘び草) was a product coined by Aqua Design Amano, essentially a ball of straw or moss covered by aquatic plants. Wabikusas have quickly become a new "style" in the aquatic gardening community. The ball may be tossed into anywhere inside an aquarium, or grown in a shallow glass container as an island of emergent aquatic flora. Making one is very simple.

Monday, 06 August 2012 17:49

Ladybugs - Sustainable Pest Control

Most experienced gardeners will tell you that the only sustainable method of pest control is to establish a stable ecosystem. This means keeping a population of insect carnivores to keep those aphids, mealy bugs, gnats in check, it also means staying away from insecticides (organic or not). In comes the ladybug, Coccinellidae. (Images CC Wikipedia).

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:06

Vizcaya Villa and Gardens

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vizcayaThis Italian renaissance garden is the former villa and estate of James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. Located on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL, this early 20th century estate includes an extensive Italian Renaissance gardens, with much of its architecture influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italy incorporating Baroque elements.

Sunday, 17 June 2012 20:25

Little Black Bugs All Over the House?

Seeing swarms of little black bugs flying around your home? They're most likely fungus gnats or fruit flies, living either off exposed fruits or off decaying plant matter inside your house. Eliminating them is difficult due to larvae buried into houseplant soil or other decaying matter, but not impossible.

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