If you are looking for a fun, ongoing project that will help welcome nature into your home, office or dorm room, why not start your very own indoor garden? It does not have to be big and, the best part of all is that you can work on it and expand its size over time if desired.
Why create an indoor garden
There are many plants that are not just great to look at, but they also help purify the air. By keeping these plants in your home or working environment, you will enjoy cleaner air. Plants also release extra oxygen and help create a calm atmosphere which is always beneficial. Last, but not least, your indoor garden helps give your space that personal touch.
Choosing your plants
The first step to creating an indoor garden is plant selection. Obviously, you want to keep them as compact as possible which is why many people prefer succulents and cacti. Not only do they take up very little space, but they also tend to grow slowly compared to other plants. For some contrast, you can also add a peace lily to the mix. They are excellent if you are decorating your dorm or bedroom since they help encourage restful sleep. Aromatherapy plants like lavender, basil and sage can also help with concentration and relaxation. Choose the plants you feel that you will most benefit from. You may like to grow plants that you can use in your cooking so that they have even more purpose in your daily life.
The size of your garden
Size is extremely important since you want to create a tranquil space without overcrowding it. The last thing you want is for your home to feel cluttered. Dish gardens, orchids, bonsai trees and, as mentioned earlier, cacti and succulents are the most popular space savers.
Easy to maintain
The last thing most of us need is another chore to add to our already long list. So, look for low maintenance plants that will not require too much attention or special care. You should also make sure that the plants you choose will enjoy the environment that you have to offer. Since you will probably choose several types of plants, you should make sure that they all enjoy the same conditions.
Picking their new home
With the needs of your plants in mind, you can now choose the right spot just for them. It should be somewhere they will not be disturbed and they will not get in your way. Some larger pots can be placed on the floor while smaller ones are best set on tables or desks.
The best part of all is that you can grow your indoor garden according to your preferences. So, if you decide that you no longer want to keep one of your plants, you can give it away and possibly replace it with a different plant. Your little garden will also make your visitors feel that much more welcome and you will make any space even more inviting.