Hello!! This is my first post in a series where I will be writing about gardening in small spaces starting with introducing plants indoors where there is absolutely no outdoor space (a reality for a lot of us who live in cities and high rise apartments). It is easy just a bit of your time and loads of enthusiasm is required…….:)
In an increasingly urban world where space is a constraint, one has to think of really unique ways to garden. Having plants in our environment is beneficial to us in many ways. Space need not be a constraint either if you want to enjoy a little green, a small windowsill with a little bit of sunshine, some time and enthusiasm is all that you need. I want to share a few innovative ways to garden in small spaces.
Start with a single planter. A succulent is the easiest plant to look after and keep indoors. They are fuss free and beautiful. They need minimum sunlight and watering. These lovely plants are always on trend in the interior world, so you will definitely not be compromising on style either.
Recycle a few old bottles. Fill them with water and put a few branches of Hedera Helix or English Ivy. It will not only look nice, they will actually grow, all you need to do is occasionally refill the bottles with water…….:)
A few good plants apart from Hedera Helix which thrive well in water may include a few of the following:
- Wandering Jew Plants
The best part about most of these plants are that you only need enough space to put a bottle, just as simple as using a flower vase.
Utilise a sunny window sill and keep a few plants there. To make the arrangement eye-catching you could collect some quirky , handmade or vintage planters.
Apart from the fact that you are utilising your window sill to start your first garden project, it also liven up a dead and dull space.
Would you start a garden in an unused window sill?
An interesting assortment of succulents as seen in sfgirlbybay.com
The easiest way to test your abilities with plants is to grow your own herbs. There are a lot of High Street shops where you can buy self-starter packs. This is simply the best way to introduce greens into your space. Take a look at a few inspiring images…..:)
Use your empty tea tins to start a herb garden. melissacamarawilkins.com
Another way to bring in a bit of green into your space is by starting small. A lot of garden centres offer succulents or easy to look after plants in small, tiny pots. The advantage of these are that it will hardly occupy any space, are totally cost-effective and easy to look after for first time gardeners. I have put my small planters in a photo frame……:) Take a look.
My collection of tiny succulents……
These planters are tiny enough not to hassle you and good enough for you to test your green fingers….:)
How will you start your own garden indoors?