Fight the Winter Blahs – Garden Indoors!

100023537.jpg.rendition.largestDoes your heart sink a little when fall comes rolling in? As delightful as the crisp weather and changing colors are, you know winter is inevitably not far behind. The holidays offer a little distraction, but once they’re over, January slumps in and there’s no denying winter has arrived. With winter comes the end of gardening outside. Better Homes and Gardens Magazine shares this dread and offers some secrets to successful indoor gardening as well as some really pretty ideas.

Try growing herbs indoors this winter. Herbs offer healthy additions to your winter feast as well as adding delightful fragrances to your home. Start a windowsill herb garden — you can even do your cultivating in daring evening wear or comfy pajamas if you like.

Succulents are another great choice for winter enjoyment. They thrive in harsh, dry climates, making them the perfect plants for your home. Succulents are always in style. With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions.

The color variation of succulents seems almost endless: blue-green, chartreuse, pink, red, yellow, white, burgundy, almost black, variegated, and more. The leaves may be rounded, needlelike, berrylike, ruffled, or spiky. Many have an enticing “touch-me” quality — even cacti. Check out these recommendations on the top 10 succulent plants for the home.

Another easy option for bringing the outdoors in this winter are ferns. Ferns offer a wide range of colors and textures. Try these versatile houseplants in your home. Checkout these recommendations of the top 9 ferns to grow as houseplants.

A few succulents or ferns scattered around your home just not enough for you? Try adding an indoor garden. With color, texture, drama and a touch of whimsy, indoor plants instantly liven up any room with their individual personalities and will help you beat the winter blues this year. Whether it’s a terrarium full of succulents or the bold colors of an amaryllis, there is an indoor garden that will fit your style, mood and taste. Besides what they give back in aesthetics, one of the greatest things indoor plants do is provide much needed humidity in the winter months and freshen the air year round. Check out these four, easy indoor garden styles to brighten your home this winter.

Maybe you just weren’t blessed with a green thumb? Love houseplants but often forget to water them? If so, here’s a collection of great indoor plants that can take neglect. Or, if you just have a complete fear of houseplants, an air plant may be just right for you. Try these suggestions of easy to care for air plants.




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