ADD SOME GREENERY AND FRESH COLOUR TO YOUR INDOOR GARDEN TO BEAT THE WINTER GLOOM. THIS TIME OF YEAR, THINGS CAN LOOK PRETTY CHEERLESS – NO LEAVES ON THE TREES, THE GROUND FAR FROM GREEN AND YOUR HOME HASN’T HAD AN UPDATE IN A LOOOONG THE TIME. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS YOU CAN LIVEN UP YOUR HOME WITH THE FRESH LOOK OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS.
CHOOSE HARDY PLANTS THAT WILL SURVIVE WINTER CONDITIONS
Few plants really thrive on the low light and dry air conditions in our homes so put together tougher plants like lilies, chinese evergreen, dracaena, philodendron, Pothos and cast-iron plant.
FORCE FLOWERS TO BLOOM BEFORE SPRING
Cut a few branches from a dormant tree, such as a forsythia or cherry tree, four to six weeks before it would normally bloom and bring them indoors to entice a few buds to open. Choose branches with immature buds and place them in a container half filled with water and floral preservative.
CHOOSE DOUBLE-DUTY PLANTS
Plants can also serve as air purifiers. Several studies concluded that houseplants can remove chemical pollutants in your home and purify the air. The list of clean-air plants includes heartleaf and elephant ear philodendrons, English ivy, spider plant, weeping fig, bamboo, reed and snake palm.
PFLANZEN ALS LUFTREINIGER NUTZEN
Pflanzen können auch als Luftreiniger dienen. Mehrere Studien kamen zum Schluss, dass Zimmerpflanzen chemische Schadstoffe in Ihrem Haus verwerten und damit die Luft reinigen. Die Liste der Reinluftanlagen umfassen Philodendron cordatum und Elefantenohr, Efeu, Grünlilie, Birkenfeige, Bambus und Schilf.
SKIP THE SPICE RACK
Choose a windowsill that gets more than six hours of sun a day and plant some of your favourite herbs, such as basil, chives and thyme. You’ll add some colour to your room and be able to reap the benefits by incorporating them into your favourite dishes while cooking.
GROW A GARDEN UNDER GLASS
Add interest to a room with a terrarium. Any glass container with a lid will do. Create a drainage layer of charcoal and potting soil, add a layer of pebbles and choose small or slow-growing plants that will thrive in a moist environment in a variety of textures and heights. Try dwarf ferns, such as maidenhair, flame violets, fittonia and pilea. Finish the look with natural elements, such as mosses, lichens and rocks, close the lid and voila: your own mini garden.