When the weather warms up as it is about to do in the coming months, many people turn their focus to the outdoors and to gardening. However, while outdoor gardening can be a very rewarding hobby, you can also turn your gardening interests inside to add a bit of flavour to your home interior. Indoor gardening naturally occurs in smaller spaces, but with careful and strategic planning you can turn a bland corner of your kitchen, or a shelving space in your living room, into a miniature indoor garden. Here are a few specific tips and ideas to help get your indoor garden on track.
Add water features
Water features are available in wide variety. From tiny, decorative ponds to refreshing, atmospheric fountains, water features can certainly bring a natural feel to your home’s interior.
Decorative planters and pots are often absolute necessities for indoor gardening, but it’s worth mentioning the benefits of individual planters for individual plants. Keeping things portable in an indoor environment is always worthwhile, and keeping gardening as simple as one plant per planter allows you the flexibility you’ll need to maximise small spaces.
Consider plants with pleasant scents
Rose gardens and outdoor scented plants are certainly pleasing to the senses, but these enjoyable smells are even more noticeable in an indoor environment. Too many roses can be overwhelming, but consider using a few herbs, such as cilantro or even mint, that can bring a fresh and pleasant scent into your home.
One of the most effective ways to maximise garden space indoors is to go vertical with your indoor garden. Some people get creative with hanging baskets, or even pieces of guttering, one on top of the other with plants growing inside them. It takes effort, but a vertical garden inside can offer great potential.
Similar to the concept of going vertical is the idea of using hanging plants inside. This can also be done in a variety of ways, from plants on top of cabinets spilling over the sides, or simply hanging pots of small plants under cabinets or even from the ceiling!
Don’t exclude trees
Finally, as you think about how to organise an indoor garden in limited space, don’t completely rule out a small tree or two to liven up your home interior. While the concept of a tree indoors sounds like it would take up a great deal of space, the reality is that most indoor trees are tall and thin, and can easily be placed in a corner where they’ll add some green to your home without taking up inconvenient space. Indoor fruit trees in particular can be lovely addition to your home.