Have a Garden, Even in Your Apartment

Posted on: 27 September 2017

Just because you live in an apartment, it doesn't mean that you should give up on your dream garden.  If you have a large area, like a terrace, that you want to landscape, calling a professional landscaper for help is never a bad idea.  In the meantime, try out some of these fun landscaping tips to bring the beauty of nature into your apartment.  

Vintage Garden

This is the perfect look for the lover of all things vintage, antique, or DIY.  Depending on if you want vintage eclectic or feminine elegance visit local charity stores and vintage & antique shops to find potential planters for your garden.  A rugged chair with a beautiful shape can be stripped down and covered in ivy.  For a statement piece, fill a glass china cupboard with indoor plants. Teapots, antique books, dolls, jewelry boxes, and china can all be made into planters with a little creativity.   

Succulent Garden

Succulents are a great option for an apartment because they can be kept inside or outside and require little care.  Because they are so hardy, you can turn almost anything into a planter for them, so get creative.  Make terrariums out of different sized containers and hang them from the ceiling, or make one huge terrarium as a centerpiece for your coffee table.  Succulents look great with vintage, modern, and Southwestern decor.  

Year Round Kitchen Garden

Once you've started growing your own herbs and food, your small kitchen garden will expand across your balcony and apartment.  Soon, you'll be growing in every room of the house!    In areas with lots of sun, try growing basil, parsley, or sage, while garlic, spinach, and strawberries can all easily be grown in a 6 inch pot.  For a rustic look plant your seedlings in mason jars on the kitchen window.  Instead of buying a piece of art for above your couch, install a vertical wall planter to grow salad greens as a great way to add color to the room.  

Balcony Garden

You can apply many of the same principles to a balcony garden, but with an even wider variety of plants. And better yet, you can opt to look for garden decor birdhouses for sale to attract a few new friends to your little garden.

Air Purification

Especially if you live in a big city, you'll want to keep the air on your balcony and in your apartment clean.  Some of the best air purifying plants also thrive indoors.  For a dramatic look, try English ivy growing from hanging baskets or down your bookcase.  If you want indoor flowers, try peace lilies.  Indoor plants look great with vintage aesthetics, so don't be afraid to paint your pots in funky colors.  


Planning for a Spring Flower Garden

Whenever the warm weather of spring arrives, I love spend time outdoors. I absolutely adore taking care of my backyard flower garden. I water my beautiful flowers multiple times each week. I also fertilize them every other week. Do you desperately desire to plant your first flower garden this spring? Consider stocking up on necessary supplies sooner rather than later. For instance, you might want to invest in a garden hose, a pair of work gloves, a shovel, a pack of fertilizer, and a pair of garden shears. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you plant the spring flower garden of your dreams. Enjoy!