If you are anything like me, you love having plants around the house. The little ones I pick up at Ikea towards the checkout, or maybe some cute succulents I pick up at Lowe’s when I really just went there to get light bulbs. It’s actually kind of fun to care for these little leafy creatures, and somehow makes me smile when I see them growing. I live in an apartment and I don’t have a backyard, so it takes some creative thinking when figuring out what to do with my gardening dreams.
Just because you live in an apartment or small space doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. For City dwellers it can get tricky when you’re dreaming of having a Martha Stewart inspired farm but you barely have space to store your winter boots! But don’t be discouraged!
This new series I’m starting called city gardening will feature some inspiring ideas and recommendations on the best indoor plants and gardens you can keep while apartment living including tips on how to care for them!
I got this idea from one of my previous posts about small space living. That week’s post was all about city gardening ideas. Check out that weeks post here.
Thanks to Pinterest I’ve found some great ideas for indoor plants or ways to creatively make a garden in a really small space!
1.Utilize a little space on your balcony! I know everyone loves those Pinterest pallet ideas, and this is another creative one. It’s a great way to display a ton of plants without needing a lot of space!
2. Don’t forget about cactus! They are super easy to care for, they basically just need sunlight and barely any water. They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors, so get creative and add a little cactus or succulent to your window sill!
3. You can get really creative with wall hanging plants, like hanging baskets, or even just drilling a pot to the wall (make sure it’s really in there!). Using ledges, and wall space are simple and easy ways to display your plants.
4. Mini Greenhouse! I LOVE this cabinet! How cute! You could use it indoors or out, but it displays the plants in such a beautiful way, and it would protect them away from major weather issues like too much rain. I really love this one!
5. Just because you don’t have a huge backyard, doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables. Look at all the tomatoes in this pot! Just make sure to do your research and see what requirements each plant has (some plants require deeper soil). You can start growing your own vegetables in no time!
I hope you enjoyed this first post about City Gardening! I hope it inspired you to get creative and to not let your small city space keep you from having some beautiful plants!
Be sure to keep checking back with us for future posts, we will keep bringing you more New York City inspiration!
*All photos were found on Pinterest.