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!
Moss gardens are an easy way to add a little green to any space. Moss adds a sense of serenity and stillness, giving the scene a feeling of age and depth. Though considered a weed to many, moss growth is encouraged in Japanese gardening, typically carpetting a forest scene, or growing across a temple courtyard.
This beautiful 120 gallon aquatic display was created by Tom Barr over at the Barr Report, you may have heard of him. Large manzanita branches form the hardscape and function as dividers for a colorful and high contrast array of plants in this Dutch-inspired tank.
Aquaponics farming has been growing steadily over the past years, it has especially gained traction in arid regions where water preservation is crucial. Aquaponics uses a symbiotic closed-loop system that cycles the same water between fish and plants, the fish produces nutrients and CO2 for the plants, and the plants in turn purifies the water and returns Oxygen to the fish. Today, many are setting up aquaponics systems at home, and growing their own produce and farming their own fish.
Grafting is combining the tissues of one plant with another so the two join together. Typically, one plant is selected for its roots (called a rootstock) due to soil-pathogen resistance, temperature tolerance, and high fruit-yield, while the other plant is selected for its stems, flowers, or fruits (called a scion), selected for its desired genes, i.e. pretty flowers, or a particular fruit.
Many of us are always looking for ways to make our spaces a little greener, but mostly in the form of a potted plant. Few have thought about integrating plants into our furniture, sure it's possible, but is it feasible? You may remember our recent article on the Live Screen, a planted hydroponic setup covering the span of a wall. Today we'll go further and take a look at planted seats, tables, and a bath mat.
Modeled after a french château, construction on this beautiful home estate began in 1889 and finished in 1895. Richard Morris Hunt, who designed the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty was the architect of the house. The landscape was done by Frederick Ohmstead, the same man who created New York's Central Park. Both men considered their work on the Biltmore as the crowning achievement of their lifetimes.