With everyone spending so much time indoors lately, and with summer at its glorious peak, the time is right to start your own indoor garden!
To freshen up your home’s atmosphere, here are some easy ways to begin curating your very own plant collection:
1. Succulents are your best friends
Succulents are well-known for their general low maintenance care profile. Aside from ease of care, they are ideal for sprucing up any windowsill or other small space. A few options include the jade plant, aloe vera, zebra plant, panda plant, and echeveria. Depending on the container they come in, succulents may need to be repotted. But once they are in a spacious home, they will be able to thrive for years to come.
2. Bring the outdoors in with a hanging garden
If your apartment or landlord allows for it, you can mount planters to the ceiling and create a beautiful hanging garden. The options are endless here; try an air plant in a glass terrarium (they don’t need soil!), a Boston fern, Burro’s tail, Golden Pothos, pitcher plant, spider plant, string of nickels, string of pearls, or English Ivy. Macrame, ceramic, stoneware, and terracotta hanging planters are all ideal materials for incorporating an earthy element to your decor.
3. Shelves do double duty
Make some space on your floating shelves for a budding plant collection. Shelving is an easy way to keep all your plant babies organized and within eyeline. Plants can be stacked floor to ceiling, depending on preference. Antique vases or flea market pots inject an authentic and bohemian character to the decor.
4. For the salad lovers
Lastly, indoor spaces can be a great opportunity to grow your very own herb garden. If you’ve always wanted to have a plethora of flavors at hand for that summer salad, now is your chance! We recommend cilantro, the perfect touch for a homemade salsa. Plant each herb separately to manage the individual watering needs. Rosemary, thyme, chives, oregano, basil, mint, or parsley do well indoors. You’ll have a full assortment of fragrant herbs available in no time.
Whether you are interested in growing plants of the edible variety, or simply pretty ones that you can admire from day to day while working from home, there’s a wide range of possibilities when it comes to curating your very own indoor summer garden. It’s a fun and easy way to bring some much needed greenery into your home. We also believe that plants, like pets, help keep us sane and grounded during these chaotic times.
The LIKHA Team