12 Feb 2018

Bring the Outdoors In For a Change

For people who love to garden, winter can be such a tedious time of year, due to the shorter days and the lack of color and variety in plant life outdoors. But if you have a little space in your home, you can always bring the outdoors inside and have a little garden that grows all year long.

Since it’s too early for spring cleaning and spring planting, consider putting a little greenery in your life with these indoor garden suggestions.

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Simple succulents

Succulents do well here in the dry Colorado air, as they store water in their leaves, stems and roots. Their colors and shapes bring a unique beauty to any windowsill or flowerpot. They also don’t require a lot of attention, but they do need a few hours of direct sunlight every day, so keep them near windows.

Vegetables

Have you seen the prices of tomatoes at the grocery store? Luckily, you have a few options to choose from when growing vegetables indoors. Here are ways to grow tomatoes, squash, spinach, carrots, beets and other edible foods inside your house this winter. No greenhouse required.

Herbs

It’s always so handy to have herbs growing at home, since they provide flavor to so many fantastic dishes. Depending on how much room you have, you can grow herbs indoors a few different ways. If you don’t want to deal with soil, try growing herbs in water. Peppermint, basil, oregano, and rosemary are a few of the herbs that grow well like this. Or if you get a lot of sunlight in your kitchen, consider constructing this simple hanging herb garden over your kitchen sink.

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Terrariums

If you have pets who are prone to nibbling on plants, consider getting a terrarium to house your succulents and assorted greenery. This will keep them safe from curious chompers and it also acts like a mini-greenhouse inside your home.

Decorative Plants

If having indoor greenery and flowers is just part of your house décor, here are plenty of gorgeous ways to spruce up your house with luscious plant life. Peruse these websites for ideas including decorative planters, living walls, and upside-down plants.

Are you inspired? We hope so. Nothing beats the chill of these winter months like adding a little plant life into your home. Wehave even more indoor gardening suggestions on our Reunion Pinterest. And remember – indoor plants are good for your health! They provide cleaner air and can lower stress levels.


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