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!
Keeping 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!
Featured 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?
Ever 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)
Vines 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.
How big should your aquarium tank be? The following table provides a list of commonly available tank sizes, their dimensions, and filled water weight. When choosing a tank, be mindful of your space, lighting, and how much weight your structure can support.
Many terrestrial gardeners have never delved into aquatic plants, the main concern given was unfamiliary and high maintenance. On the contrary, most aquatic plant species are hardier, grow faster, and require less maintenance than their terrestrial counter parts. The key to keeping low maintenance aquatic plant vessel is balance. In this article we teach you how to start your own "Walstad" bowl.
Plantation homes in South Carolina have a rich history. Many estates in the Charleston area have been turned into private and public preserves, featuring historical structures and beautiful landscapes. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was but one of the gems in the county when we visited in spring. Come take a stroll with us and find some inspiration as we take a journey through this 50 acre plantation garden.
Avocado plants make great indoor plants, and outdoor trees! Germinating an avocado plant is incredibly easy. Just stick a pit in water and add a little light, we give you the step by step below.