If you have a desire to garden and tend plants this year, this is the time to start. Nothing screams accomplishment than a variety of herbs for cooking or that sprig fresh mint in your sweet tea (or crushed at the bottom of your mint julep.)
Uh, oh! Maybe you don’t have the outdoor area?
Here are some helpful tips to get you started planning your indoor garden.
1. What is your purpose for the garden? A project with the little ones? Growing herbs for cooking? Meditation and/or a calming activity?
2. How much space do you have? Your garden can be in a closet, the basement, corner of your bedroom – any space is a space for plants. A windowsill garden does very well for herbs and smaller veggies.
3. What kind of garden do you want? Snake plants, herbs, ferns, orchids, ivies? Depending on the light and the space, there are many possibilities.
4. What features do you want? You can add small fountains, rock gardens, sand gardens, color therapy…let your imagination take you.
5. What about location and light? Is the location conducive to gardening indoors? Will you need artificial lights?
Indoor gardens are usually the most flexible because you can control what you want to do, regardless of outside changes in weather.
You can have a tabletop garden, an herb garden, a small container garden, water garden – whatever you can dream up, you can probably do.
Know that gardening brings you closer to the earth and is thus a healing, calming activity after the hustle and bustle of your day. In addition, plants bring fresh oxygen to your environment and greedily suck in your carbon dioxide – a symbiotic relationship that you can both appreciate!
Get away from the computer, the television, the awful, staged, altercations of reality shows and find your inner peace. Tend your own garden and refresh your heart and soul.
Grosses bises! (Big hugs and kisses)