Posted January 31 2013, 12:02 PM PST by Tara Sharp

Indoor gardens: cultivate while keeping the winter doldrums at bay

Posted in Living by Tara Sharp

 

In many parts of the country it is still too early to start thinking about gardening. After a chilly winter, adding some green to your home’s interior may be just what the doctor (or decorator) ordered. Consider an indoor garden to liven up your home with color and clean air. There are many ways to introduce houseplants into your home décor, from edible to ornamental. Here are some tips to get you started:

Cultivate herbs or fungi on your windowsill.

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Create or find an indoor greenhouse:

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Or maximize your space with a hydroponic tower:

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Plant a lemon tree, or a whole orchard:

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Make a statement with a hanging garden:

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Keep your houseplants in unexpected rooms:

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If you have young children or pets, you will want to consider the toxicity of some of your plant choices.

Indoor plants have their benefits, including cleaning the air you breathe. Some plants are more effective at recycling the CO2 in your home than others.

We’d love to hear your tips for adding indoor plants and gardens.

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