Living Green

Spring Forward

Spring is right for self-reflection and personal growth. Out with the old and in with the new. That’s why we spring clean, repot plants, and get that first pedicure after a long winter of close-toed shoes. It’s a measure of growth and a new way of looking at the life you’ve been given…a rebirth of sorts. So, what better way to celebrate growth than to plant something? Here, I put together 6 of my favorite finds to help you bring the outdoors in this Spring.

1. Transform upcycled Mason jars and reclaimed wood into an indoor herb garden. (Get the how-to at

Indoor Herb Garden

2. sells these herb garden spoons made from reclaimed unexploded bombs that were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam conflict. For each purchase made, peaceBOMB donates proceeds toward land clearing costs, village development, and income for Laotian artisans. (, $55)

Spoon Herb Garden Markers

3. Grow A Plant kits from The Jonsteen Company provide everything you need to grow your own tree or plant. And, I just love the vintage inspired packaging! Choose from 7 varieties: Bonsai Tree, Giant Sequoia, Christmas Tree, Coast Redwood, Red Maple, Venus Fly Trap, and Sunflowers. (, $15)

Plant Grow Kits

4. Vintage gardening tools are a must have for Spring planting. The black and metal vintage Bonsai tools inspire my inner Mr. Miyagi, and the vintage orange metal tools are a steal in new condition. (, from $9)

Vintage Bonsai Garden Tool Set

Vintage Gardening Tools

5. Score and Solder Rhombus and Suspended Dome planters are handmade to order from glass and lead free solder. They’re great for planting succulents indoors, and awesome to look at. In short, they rock my world. (, from $170)

Rhombus Planter

Suspended Dome Planter

6. The Mosser terrarium is the perfect green companion for your favorite surface. Housed in scientific glass, the moss ball is easy to care for, and it even comes with its own little mist bottle. (, $26)


Audrey Johnson is a freelance writer living in Destin, FL. In 2005, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and has remained interested in the various ways that groups of people interact. As the contributor for VIE’s “Living Green” column, she’ll be helping VIE readers explore the limitless options of green lifstyles.

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