Some聽of you are probably already plotting out your dream (or IRL)聽edible garden聽and starting to Pin all the latest garden DIYs 鈥 spring *is* right around the corner.聽But for any apartment-dwelling聽gardeners who are itching to expand their greenery, indoor gardening can be a real challenge. Luckily, the super聽talented Erica Chan Coffman of聽Honestly WTF聽has聽joined forces with聽Etsy聽for聽an exclusive indoor spring gardening makeover that is #gardenergoals. With a little help聽from her favorite Etsy sellers, Erica came聽up with some 眉ber creative ways to bring an indoor garden into every room of the house, focusing specifically on the bathroom and living room. Scroll down to learn more about the collab, see some of Erica鈥檚 favorite (and affordable!) Etsy sellers and read a few tips and tricks for getting a gorgeous聽indoor garden of your own.


Erica was聽motivated to create her blog Honestly WTF because she wanted a destination where people could come and be inspired by all things pretty, unique and creative. Through her blog, she has learned that challenging yourself creatively is the best way to make something truly beautiful. When it came to her indoor garden, she was more than up for the challenge 鈥 even though she鈥檚 a self-proclaimed聽鈥渂lack thumb.鈥 Etsy supplied her with the handmade ceramic planters and vintage pots, and she did the rest of the designing and potting on her own.

Erica鈥檚 favorite part of her indoor garden makeover was seeing how much 鈥渓ife and vibrance鈥 plants bring to a room, and how 鈥測ou鈥檒l never really realize the effect they have on a space until you take them away.鈥 While planning the two mini gardens, she wanted to incorporate more cacti, but with a toddler and a baby at home, she wanted to make sure no spiky plants were within the reach of little fingers. Thinking outside the cactus trend led Erica to discover certain species of succulents聽like 鈥渟tring of pearls,鈥 which are 鈥渧ery easy to grow indoors and聽also make a powerful statement.鈥


Erica鈥檚 bathroom garden is all about those minimalist and modern vibes 鈥 using聽concrete planters in neutral colors with a mix of black and metallic accents. Some of Erica鈥檚 favorite Etsy shops for this space were聽Popbyts, where you can pick up this linocut planter ($19), and UC Designs,聽which makes these cool gold-dipped concrete planters ($20). To add聽a little more height to the space, Erica headed to Etta and Odie聽to pick up this copper and cement planter聽($85).


The bar cart garden had more of a vintage vibe, with metallics and a classic color combo of green and gold.聽Erica鈥檚 favorite go-to Etsy store for this space was聽Seventy Three Vintage,聽where you can get brass bowls, and Claylicious,聽which specializes in unique, handmade ceramic pieces like this stone-shaped planter ($39).


In the end, Erica learned *a lot* from her collab with Etsy.聽Her favorite plants are definitely cacti and succulents, since they are the most low maintenance when it comes to care. She also got over her black thumb once she realized the benefits of having an indoor garden far outweigh the possibility of killing one or two little plants. Most importantly, she learned that plants also clean the air, boost your mood and make you more productive.

Erica鈥檚 biggest聽piece of advice for聽someone trying to build an indoor garden in a tiny space would be to do your research: 鈥淔ind out what kind of light, climate and watering frequency your favorite plants need. You might realize your space or lifestyle is better suited for a particular kind of plant.鈥 And if you have pets or kids, make sure nothing is poisonous to the touch or if they nibble on the leaves.

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(photos via Honestly WTF + Etsy)

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