HOW TO BRING A LITTLE SPRING INTO YOUR HOME WHEN THE WEATHERS STILL CHILLY OUTSIDE BY ADDING PLANTS UNDER A DIY GLASS CLOCHE!
I’m in the mood to do a little gardening but the weathers not quite cooperating yet so I made do with purchasing a small silver fern and putting it under my DIY cloche. There are no signs of green here at this time but the little fern makes indoors feel a little more like spring. Did you notice how dainty the fronds of this plant are? I think it would look perfect in a fairy garden.
Our local inside farmers market has the cutest little succulents, grasses, and ferns this time of year and I couldn’t resist buying one. I’m not good with houseplants so I didn’t load up on these beauties. You’ve all heard me say my green thumb is black when it comes to keeping indoor plants alive. If you read my post about my lime tree I asked for suggestions on how to keep it alive and everyone said water from the bottom so I’ll give that a try with the fern too. I purchase Boston Ferns every spring to decorate my planters outside and I manage to keep them alive with no problem, so maybe ferns are the perfect plant for me.
If you’d like to make some inexpensive cloches for yourself I have tutorial here, and everything can be found at the dollar store for the project. Cloches are so expensive to buy but this one only cost a few dollars to whip up and works perfectly for starting small seedlings, or heck lets face it anything looks good under a cloche. I made myself six and normally use them for when I restart plants from cuttings. I successfully started lime trees for all my friends from cuttings under these cloches. So until spring shows its face and the soil warms up I’ll have to enjoy my tiny bit of green in this silver leaf fern.