Living in an apartment does not mean that you cannot have a garden on your own. If you think creatively there are dozens of places in your apartment like balcony, window sills, hand rails, terrace, fire escape, that can be transformed into a lively garden. Here are a few of the most easy and practical garden ideas for people living in apartments.
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Hanging Basket Garden
hanging baskets are one of the most popular apartment garden ideas. However, in order to prevent plants from drying out, choose plants that are drought resistant which requires very less or almost no watering even on hot sunny day. plants like echeveria, sedum, etc belong to this category and can be used for hanging them from your patios or balconies. Among all the plants, red geranium, marigold, petunia are top picks for its beautiful colours.
Indoor Compost Garden
Indoor compost gardening is a more common garden seen in apartments where the compost is made up of all the kitchen edibles like coffee grounds, scraps of food, etc in cans made of plastic or rubber . Vegetables like carrot, beets, potatoes, onions, beans, grow well in compost gardens.
Box Herb Garden
Square boxes made of wood can be filled with sand can be used to grow different herbs and can be kept on the window sills. Coriander, mint, chervil, alpine strawberries, salad burnet can be grown in boxes. Even wine boxes can be used for the making box herb garden.
End table garden adds style and also storage space for your rooms. Small easy to grow plants like English Ivy, Pothos, etc can be grown as an indoor decor garden on end tables.
Bottled Herb Garden
Bottled herb garden is an ideal way to grow a large number of herbs inside or outside the apartment. Wine bottles or coke bottles can be used for this. Herbs like basil, oregano, mint, can be grown this way. The bottles can be converted into vertical hanging garden one above the other by connecting with a string of thick rope. Another way is to grow these herbs inside a broad mouthed bottle which can be watered from outside. Growing herbal garden adds colour and wonderful aroma to the house.
Pallet garden is one of the ways to add colours to your house. Prepare a pallet and choose plants of your choice. Choose cascading plants like nasturtiums which are very vibrant. If you choose herb garden, pallet is an excellent way to do so. vertical pellet garden saves space as well as add decor to your house.
In a container, preferably a glass container, add some rocks for drainage, some sand and the plants of your choice. Then it is left to your creative mind to make terrariums with different themes. Many different plants can be grown in terrariums. Plants like mosses, African Violet, baby’s tears, creeping fig are the popular choices. This miniature garden is sure to attract the attention of the visitors.
Clothes Pin Garden
This do it yourself compact indoor planter is quite attractive and can be kept on the windows, window panes, corner tables, kitchen etc. Some old tins, old wooden pins are required to make the planter. All types of herbs or indoor plants can be grown this way and is a sure shot attractive mini garden.
Terracotta Pot Garden
Terracotta plant potters can be painted in vibrant colours and used for growing different types of plants either in the courtyard or in the balcony. Terracotta pots add mass to the garden and gives the look of fresh outdoor garden in the apartment. If you enjoy sitting out in the evening, plants like nicotiana, moon flowers, are the apt choice for your patios. Date palms, rubber plants, weeping figs improve the quality of air both indoor and outdoor.
Stone Fruit Pine Apple Planter
Indoor plants like cactus, mosses are usually grown in these planters. The stone planter shaped as pine apple are available in multitude of colours. You can choose the colour of your choice and grow different plants of your choice.
Gardening on the vertical walls is an awesome idea for those who do not have balconies or patios for gardening. Wall garden however needs planters that are flexible and are water proof. Wall garden can also used as a green screen to divide areas inside the house. Vine plants are excellent for making wall screens as it completely covers the dividers and provides a lush of green scene to the apartment.