A Garden For Small Spaces Inside And Outside

Some of us would love to have some sort of greenery in our home and what better way of bringing in some freshness than to start a garden! Even if you have a small apartment or a small backyard it is possible to successfully grow any kind of garden your heart desires! Whether you want a big or small garden, a flower, herb, or veggie garden, these ideas are simple, easy, and will make your home even more beautiful.

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First things first, consider how much space you have available for your garden. If you live in a small apartment with no patio, there is no need to use floor space. Consider growing a vertical garden, you can use an empty wall or a corner even to hang your plants on. It will add that freshness to your living space without feeling cluttered.

If all you are looking for is a very small herb garden for your kitchen, say 3 – 4 different herbs. Consider using your windowsill, if you have one, if not, just a bit of counter space with enough sunlight throughout the day will do. Remember, herbs need about 4 – 6 hours of sunlight to flourish.

Outdoor

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For a small backyard, a vertical garden is still a good idea. The fence could be used for more than privacy, it can also be the base for the garden. You can spruce it up with pretty planters attached to it to have all of your pretty plants. Another creative alternative could be to create a partition, or backdrop. These can be enhanced with small plants or flowers, depending on what kind of garden you’re trying to achieve. Get inventive with the design of your plant pots to add a more aesthetic appeal to your outdoor space.

Know Your Plants

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One last thing, it is imperative to know what kind of plants you like and what the plants themselves like. For instance, take into consideration how much sunlight they need, and whether it should be in direct or indirect sunlight. How often should they be watered and pruned? These are all important details of successfully growing and maintaining your green space. Keep all of this in mind and you’ll be on your way to a great green beginning.

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Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

Let’s just admit it. We all don’t have that green thumb. Most of us don’t have time to really work towards bettering ourselves with plants. We’ve put together a list of the best plants for us busy bees that need less attention and care but still look pretty.

1. Sansevieria

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This plant has sharp, pointy leaves with more of a manly feel. Most plants/flowers work better in a feminine space, but this particular is great for men. It does need to be placed in bright indirect light, and it doesn’t need to be watered too often. Just check on it every so often.

2. Pachira Aquatica

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This plant is taller than the others and very substantial. It is thought of as a money tree and brings growth to the home. Keep it in bright light but not in direct sunlight. For the responsibilities, you have to give it a large dose of water and let it dry out, and then, repeat. It’s a very simple, easy plant to take care of, and it also brings great energy into the home.

3. Succulents

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These babies come in a variety of colors, and they’re nearly impossible to kill. This is all of our best option when it comes to keeping the plants alive. The soil needs to be dry most of the time, and make sure it has plenty of light.

4. Cacti 

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These plants give off a chill, cool California vibe. Make sure they’re placed in pots that allow plenty of drainage. This is another plant that does not need to be watered often.

5. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera cleans the air! Bring this into you’re home and you’ll be feeling even better just in a general day-to-day way. It is very much a statement plant and brings health into a room. Make sure it has tons of sunlight, and don’t over do the watering. It needs water, but just water it infrequently.

6. Fiji Palm

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These plants are a bold touch! This plant is another plant that truly makes a statement. It needs warm temperatures and shade to survive. Water it every so often, but it’s a simple plant and will be easy to take care of.

When shopping for plants, keep in mind the responsibilities, how much effort each of them requires, the space it will be going in, the light rays in that spot, and the feel of the room Like we aid, keep it simple and easy, and your plant most definitely will not die!

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