• 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!

Friday, 13 April 2012 10:54

Make Your Own Vertical Garden

Vertical GardensVertical gardens have been all the craze of late.  Today, we show you a few methods and look at some readily available consumer products that allow you to create your own vertical garden, both indoor and outdoor.

Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:35

Starting a Planted Aquarium Tank and Garden

planted aquarium tankKeeping a planted aquarium tank or aquatic garden, compared an empty or artifical one, provides a healthier and more stable environment. Starting one is easy, and you'll be drawn back to it daily to document the rapid growth of your plants and watch the playful antics of your fish and invertebrates. To get started, all you need is a tank, dirt & sand, some plants, and a light source. This comprehensive guide outlines everything you need to know to start and maintain a healthy tank!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:22

Life under the Backyard Oak Tree

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oak living spaceFeatured Space tour this week takes us to the home of a local friend and member, murphy.  

Situated on one of South Miami's many canals, an old oak tree serves as the foundation for this outdoor living space.  Its many branches teeming with life, supporting countless orchids, staghorns, spanish moss, and other epiphytes. The dense foliage and assorted air plants not only provide cover from the Florida sun, but purifies the air. Did we mention there was a koi pond?

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:36

The Best Air Filtering Plants

Photo by Dora MeulmanEver walk into a home filled with plants, inhale deeply, and feel that bounce in the air?  Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but house plants can dramatically improve the air quality inside a home or an office.  What kind of plants are the best at cleaning the air?  It depends on what you mean by best, but according to an old NASA study and papers by Dr. Wolverton, peace lilies and pot mums are two of our universal chemical removers.  (Photo by Dora Meulman)

Monday, 09 April 2012 22:04

Vines, Growing a Living Screen

Balcony vines living screenVines can be used to create a privacy screen on an apartment balcony, a backyard deck or patio, or to accent a fence or wall.  Whether you have an existing structure that you'd like to see come to life, or you're planning a home improvement project, vines are an easy and low maintenance way to bring a little green to your space.

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