Monday, July 1, 2013

New Perspectives: How to Make an Indoor Garden

It is hard to beat the calm that comes with being surrounded by plant life and natural beauty, but in cities like Boston, having a large garden in your condo is not always feasible. Luckily, indoor gardens have quickly grown in popularity over the recent years as more and more people crave the fresh look of greenery in their small space. Now, there are easier ways to get the green you love inside your condo or apartment without taking up your entire living room.

Plant a pot of herbs – Herbs are perfect for condos because they do not require a lot of space to thrive. Assorted herb pots make great centerpieces or accents on windowsills. Better yet, the plants you grow are useful in your kitchen! With a pot of assorted herbs, you can bring some life into your home while saving money at the grocery store on ingredients used to spice up your foods every day.

Try a hydroponic system – If you do not want to muddy up your condo with soil, try a hydroponic system. This system uses only water to allow plants to grow. The systems have been shown to cost less, use less water and space, and produce more than soil plants. Depending on the type of system you have, you are able to grow vegetables and flowers in a hydroponic system. Ask at your local gardening store for more details about what is available in your area.

Get some vines – Plants that grow upwards instead of outwards make for perfect window coverings. By using a trellis and small planter, you can create a unique look in any room with vines. If your space is sunny, try your hand at growing cucumbers or grapes. If your space is small or not well lit, try flowers that grow on vines. 

Turn your walls into a garden – In recent years, artists have created magnetic planters that hang on your wall or refrigerator by the strength of a magnet. These small planters can grow plants that do well inside of these small sized pots. Some examples of what people grow in magnetic planters or planters that hang on your wall are herbs or small shrubbery. This is a unique way to instantly add some life into your home and spruce up your bare walls. 

Living in the city can feel cramped and crowded, making it difficult to grow a thriving garden. With these indoor gardening tips for condos, you can transform your living space into one that has a vibrant, fresh new look.

About the Author:
Joyce Del Rosario works as a Community Outreach Specialist at Open College of Art and Design, one of the leading providers of accredited online interior design courses. She is also an interior design blogger.

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