Posted on Oct 14, 2009 | Comments 1
Whether you are in an office, an apartment or just don’t have time for an outdoor garden, consider an indoor green space.
Having plants inside your home livens up your space and cleans the air quality in a stuffy house or office.
You can bring the beauty of the outdoors in on a very small budget and you have a variety of plants to choose from.
Before purchasing plants to beautify your space, keep in mind your desire and ability to take care of them. Would you like to be as hands on as possible, do you dislike the idea of frequent watering and pruning or are you somewhere in between?
Do you want an indoor herb garden or flowering plants or just decorative leafy plants for a small space? You also have to consider the temperature in your home or office.
If you are gone constantly consider Lucky Bamboo, Rubber Plant or Snake Plant also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, which don’t mind infrequent watering and can tolerate low levels of light.
For flowers, try African Violets or Geraniums, these plants need bright, indirect sun. For herbs, try rosemary, oregano and thyme. These hardy plants require at least four hours of direct sunlight. They add a wonderful aroma to the kitchen or any space, and you can use them in your cooking.
If you are in a chilly space, plants such as Dusty Miller and Ivy can stand colder places. If you are in a warmer area, you may want to purchase a cactus or aloe. You may feel a little bit daring and want to try your hand at a vegetable garden.
Just keep in mind that vegetables need lots of direct sunlight, but one advantage is that you will not have to worry about outdoor pests, such as aphids, ants and caterpillars. Start with cherry tomatoes and move onto beans and peppers. Imagine how rewarding it would be to taste the fruits of your labor.
Indoor plants are simple to take care of once you know which one suits your style and the amount of light available. Your own design can dictate how elegant or how stunning your indoor green space will be.
You can enjoy the green lush space all year round without having to worry about any outside environmental factors. Having an indoor green space is fun, beautiful and rewarding, so why not give it a try?
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