1. Mix & match in a lowpot
If you’re looking for a plant that can double as a centerpiece, consider combining a mix of small flowering plants with small green plants in a low pot.
For this design, try to choose plants that are all the same height to ensure evenness in any space. This will create the perfect centerpiece for your dining table, coffee table or kitchen island.
Plants to use: African violets, small ferns, sheet moss or Spanish moss to cover empty spaces
For a more dramatic, structured indoor plant, use a smaller specimen plant in a stately vessel. CONTRIBUTED
2. Create some drama in a statement vessel
For a more dramatic, structured indoor plant, use a smaller specimen plant in a stately vessel. You can choose which type of plant makes most sense for you, as light and space requirements will dictate what plant you choose.
This option would look great on a low side table in a living room, an entry table in a hallway or a master bathroom.
Plants to use: choose something soft and flowing like a Dallas fern or grape ivy, something bold and modern like a bird's nest fern, or something unique like a myrtle topiary
Terrariums allow you to control the humidity of a plant’s environment and making your own is easier than it seems. CONTRIBUTED
3. Make a DIY terrarium
Terrariums allow you to control the humidity of a plant’s environment, and making your own is easier than it seems. Start by buying an apothecary jar, which you can find at many craft stores or online. Once you fill it with dirt and a layer of pea gravel to aid in drainage, plant a variety of small plants. You can use different sizes to create a complex landscape. Place it on your kitchen counter, mantle piece, or bookshelf for a touch of whimsy.
Plants to use: 2-inch plants work best. Choose a variety of ferns plus a pink or white splash (hypoestes) to add color.
Contributing writer Barbara Schneider is one of the owners of Far Hills Florist in Centerville.