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10 Fun Things To Do With Plants That Will Amaze You!

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10 Fun Things To Do With Plants KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Plants are incredible living organisms that not only provide us with clean air and a beautiful environment, but they can also be a source of endless amusement and inspiration. Whether you are an avid horticulturist or simply enjoy having greenery around, there are plenty of fun things you can do with plants that will make you appreciate their wonders even more.

1. Create a Succulent Terrarium

Create A Succulent Terrarium KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

KEW: Grow, Forage and Make: Fun things to do with plants
by Alys Fowler (Kindle Edition)

4.7 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 154190 KB
Print length : 272 pages

Succulent terrariums are miniature ecosystems that you can create using various types of succulent plants, rocks, and sand. Not only are they visually stunning, but they are also low-maintenance and can be a great conversation starter. Create your own little desert oasis and enjoy the tranquility it brings.

2. Build a Vertical Garden

Build A Vertical Garden KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

If you have limited space or want to add a touch of green to your walls, vertical gardens are the way to go. By utilizing vertical space, you can create a stunning display of cascading plants that will turn any wall into a living masterpiece. Get creative with different plant varieties and enjoy the beautiful sight every day.

3. Start a Kitchen Herb Garden

Start A Kitchen Herb Garden KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Who doesn't love fresh herbs in their cooking? Starting a kitchen herb garden is not only practical but also a fun activity for any food lover. Plant your favorite herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary in small pots or hanging containers, and enjoy the convenience of having fresh herbs right at your fingertips.

4. Host a Plant Swapping Party

Host A Plant Swapping Party KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

If you have fellow plant enthusiasts among your friends or neighbors, why not host a plant swapping party? It's a fantastic way to expand your plant collection without spending a dime. Everyone can bring their extra plants or cuttings, and you can all exchange them, allowing each participant to bring home a new addition to their indoor or outdoor garden.

5. Experiment with Hydroponics

Experiment With Hydroponics KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Hydroponics is an innovative gardening technique that involves growing plants without soil. It can be a fascinating and rewarding experience to set up your own hydroponic system and observe how the plants thrive. From lettuce and tomatoes to herbs and flowers, the possibilities are endless in the world of hydroponics.

6. Create Plant Art

Create Plant Art KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Plants can be a great medium for artistic expression. Use leaves, flowers, and stems to create unique art pieces like leaf prints, floral arrangements, or even pressed plant collages. Get your creative juices flowing and let nature inspire your artistic side.

7. Design a Fairy Garden

Design A Fairy Garden KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Let your imagination run wild by designing a magical fairy garden. Choose tiny plants, miniature furniture, and whimsical decorations to create a small enchanted world in your backyard or even inside a terrarium. It's a fantastic way to add a touch of fantasy to your living space and brings out the childlike wonder in everyone.

8. Start a Bonsai Collection

Start A Bonsai Collection KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Bonsai is an ancient Japanese art form that involves growing miniature trees in small containers. It requires patience, skill, and dedication, but the outcome is truly stunning. Start your own bonsai collection and master the art of shaping and pruning these fascinating living sculptures.

9. Go on a Plant Identification Adventure

Go On A Plant Identification Adventure KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Explore the outdoors and challenge yourself by going on a plant identification adventure. Take a hiking trip or visit local parks, and try to identify as many plant species as possible. It's a great way to connect with nature, learn about different plants, and sharpen your observation skills.

10. Create a Botanical Journal

Create A Botanical Journal KEW: Grow Forage And Make: Fun Things To Do With Plants

Keep a record of your plant adventures by creating a botanical journal. Draw or take pictures of the plants you encounter, write down interesting facts, observations, and care tips. Not only will it serve as a beautiful memory book, but it will also help you track your plant collection's progress and become an invaluable resource for future gardening endeavors.

Plants offer so much more than just aesthetic value. By engaging with them in creative and interactive ways, we unlock a world of fun, beauty, and personal growth. From creating miniature landscapes to nurturing a bonsai or documenting our plant journeys, there are endless possibilities to enjoy the wonders of plants.

KEW: Grow, Forage and Make: Fun things to do with plants
by Alys Fowler (Kindle Edition)

4.7 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 154190 KB
Print length : 272 pages

With over 30 fun, easy to follow and rewarding growing projects, foraging activities, experiments and arts and crafts activities, you'll never be bored again!

From growing your own air plants to foraging for edible flowers, gardener, TV presenter and forager Alys Fowler will take you through a range of indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to ignite a lifelong passion for plants! You don't need a garden or any fancy equipment - a homemade pot and watering can, seeds from the kitchen cupboard and a sunny windowsill will do.

With Alys's expert guidance you can grow your own avocado tree, make wildflower seed paper, forage for tasty roots to add to your favourite recipes and even grow neon pink beetroot in the dark! Welcome to the wonderful world of plants - what will you discover?

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