A Terrace Garden
Consider it a boon if you have a small rooftop because here is where you can create a garden where you can sit and enjoy your time off from the world! A small roof can look big if kept open, so opt for transparent glass instead of parapet walls. Ensure you have plants of all sizes and types to make it picturesque. Mix and match with a few larger plants, shrubs and small trees. Bamboos or any type of tall grass/ palms are great options as they are low maintenance too.
A Balcony Garden
How do you start gardening if you live in an apartment? If you have a balcony in your home consider yourself blessed! Here is where you can grow a wide variety of vegetables, plants, flowers and herbs in containers. With some bold and creative ideas, you can have a small outdoor oasis that’s full of life. Colourful pots with flowers, a swing chair, decorative pillows, good wooden floors can make your balcony lively and bright. In the evening, you can light candles and lanterns to make your small balcony romantic and mysterious.
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A Hanging Garden Inside Your Bedroom
Do you love and admire the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Well, replicating, one of the seven wonders of the world, can be a mammoth task but you could make your small room a pretty garden. So even if you don’t have a large lawn or a backyard, you can still grow herbs, flowers and vegetables inside your home with hanging pots. Install a room divider, as we see in this image, and hang small pots for your herbs and other greens. Quite a pretty backdrop isn’t it?
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Think Vertically For Planting
So you have your pots, soil and the seeds, but what good are those if you don’t have space to hold them? Luckily, it is possible to start your home garden even if you do not own a big backyard. Thanks to vertical garden trending, even those living in tiny apartments can have space to grow their favourite greens. A vertical garden allows you to grow plants upwards instead of outwards. Now you will be provided with enough space to plant fresh herbs, flowers and vegetables.
Indoor Gardening Is As Beautiful
No patio? No balcony? No terrace? No problem. Even if you are deprived of all the aforementioned areas, you can still own a lush summer green garden inside your four walls. Create a magical illusion of space by diving your living room layout into green zones. To design an attractive indoor garden, ensure there is plenty of natural light and steer clear of any area of the house that has limited access, as you will need to tend to your plants quite frequently.
Place a rug to define a seating area as it will act as an anchor point; you can arrange furniture around it.
A Herb Garden When You Cook
Nothing completes a great dish with freshly grown herbs to finish off your culinary masterpiece. Well, of course, you can go to the market and buy what you need, but wouldn’t it be exciting to have some of your favourites all year round? Fresh smelly herbs for that summer salad? Why not grow your own herb garden indoors? You can plant the herbs in a metal planter as shown in the picture.
How much fun were those choices? I hope you found your favourite idea to turn your home into a small garden. Please let us know in the comments section below. And if you want us to do another DIY garden hack, leave us your ideas below.
Ashish Rai is a content writer at Design Cafe and believes that words have the power to change the world! He comes with five years of experience and has experimented with various roles including sales, a tourist guide, and ran a tattoo parlour too!