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I’m just going to say it…Today’s post rules!

Why is it so amazing? I’m glad you asked! One of my main goals for this blog is to make gardening accessible for everyone. I am passionate about making people passionate about gardening. Being surrounded by beautiful plants is such a blessing and I want everyone to experience that. How exactly does today’s post do that? Well, I am offering you 3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Effortless Entertaining. I like to call each of these glass gardens. (Be sure to read until the end for a very special surprise!)

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

For each of these glass gardens I am using clippings of Soft Caress Mahonia. We planted tons of it in our side yard to hide the hideous air conditioning units. I had no idea that I would fall in love with this foliage, but I did and now I can’t get enough.

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

This first glass garden could not be any easier! Simply fill a glass bowl with water and then submerge a few sprigs. Feel free to move them around until you are happy with the placement. Such an easy way to bring some green into your home when it is your time to host!

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

I really love this next glass garden because it turns your foliage into a work of art.

I purchased these glass frames from Homeart several years ago. You can use them to bring any corner of your home to life. Just place a few sprigs between the glass and then get ready to impress your guests.

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

This might be my favorite glass garden yet! Simply take the framed clippings that you have just created above and lay them flat for place settings or serving trays. They will add an element of elegance to any surface surrounded by guests.

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Side Note: I have recently kicked my coffee drinking habit and have switched over to tea. There is nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold day. My favorite is chai tea with fresh ginger and honey. Mmm…So good!

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

The thing I love most about glass gardens (and what I hope you will appreciate too) is how quick and easy they are to create.

They can also be pretty amazing to look at…

3 Ways to Bring Your Garden Inside for Entertaining: Glass Gardens  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Images via Chihuly | Dallas Arboretum

A few years ago I visited the Dallas Arboretum. If you appreciate beauty at all, this botanical garden is a must see. What did I find there? The ultimate glass gardens, of course!

Have a great weekend! Oh, and before you go…

I just had to share one of my favs with you…giving away three glass frames.

I promise you will love them!

(Must be a resident of the United States and 18 or older to enter and win.)

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