Accessories & Decor

Small-space garden solution: Bottle planters

No garden? No problem. Use Carol Bucknell’s ideas for indoor plants

Plants, cactus, succulent, bottles

Plants from top to bottom: Philodendron, succulent, Hedera, asparagus, Adiantum (maidenhair ferns). On the right is a mini cactus.


Collect empty jars and small bottles in a variety of sizes and colours. Plant small plants in the bottles with wide openings, packing the plants firmly into the soil. Paint an old crate white and mount on the wall, then carefully stack the jars up inside the crate. Use double-sided tape to secure them. The result is a unique and ever-changing display.

Words by: Carol Bucknell
Photography by: Louis Lemarie from