By Andrea Pavee
The other day, I got to chatting with my very good friend, Stephanie. By and by, our conversation meandered onto the topic of gardening. Stephanie is an avid gardener and has cultivated many lush beauties at home which she willingly shared with me.
The best part?
Stephanie lives in a condominium and with a keen eye to detail, planning and ingenuity, she has transformed the walls of her home into a living, breathing oasis.
You can do it too!
Depending on the space you have available, you can create a little living oasis at home, peppering pots in the little nooks and crannies, laundry areas and bathrooms included!
If you would like to walk in Stephanie’s footsteps, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:
The Right Stuff
To get the best bang for your buck, you need to be selective of the plants you want to invest in for your indoor garden.
A general rule of thumb would be to choose plants common to the region where you live. Plants thrive best in their home climate.
The good thing about those living in the tropics is that we are spoilt for choice as to the selections out there, with many fuss free, low light selections to choose from.
For those up to a challenge, you can attempt growing and nurturing exotic plants, or those from different climates.
The Time Factor
If you have a lot on your plate, choosing fuss free plants may be the best way forward.
Again, if you are up to the challenge, study the lay of your house to see which areas capture the most sun, then decorate those areas with outdoor flowers or plants, thus bringing a little bit of the outdoors, in.
Tiny Tots About
Another rule of thumb, all tropical plants are poisonous, and you will do well to keep little ones and pets from eating them.
Where ground space is limited, look upwards and hang plants from beams or place them on shelves to brighten up rooms, instead. Pots make good bookends, too!
If you would like to dress common plastic pots up, encase them in decorative pots or swaddle them with macramé pot holders – yet another hobby to develop!
Unleash Your Imagination
Pinterest is a quick way to search for indoor garden ideas.
Whether you copy what you see, or come up with a creation of your own making, you can be sure it will be a masterpiece.
Consider Soil Alternatives
Stephanie uses leca balls or hydroponic solutions for her plants instead of soil. There are a lot of options out there to choose from, including moss, especially if you would prefer not to have soil indoors.
A big thank you goes to Stephanie for sharing her thoughts, time, and home with us. In turn, we hope you will be able to create an oasis of your own for all to enjoy.
Posted by Chayo, HomSkil Editor 1, 23 July 2021