The worst thing about winter for gardeners is the fact you can’t go into the garden! We could tell you to turn the inside of your house in to a garden, but then you’ve got to move it all outside when spring arrives! However, you can use your inside space to plant flowers ready for spring. This will make the inside of your home look and smell stunning.
February is one of the coldest months of the year and perhaps one of the most frustrating. Unlike other months when you can partake in preparation for the summer months, there isn’t much you can do in the garden for February. All there is to do is wait until the dry leaves have turned green and spend less time in the garden. For inspired gardeners, this won’t do at all!
Do you have flowers growing inside already? If not, you should consider it. Flowers inside can add colour to your home making it vivid and lively in all seasons. They can also give you something to do in the winter season!
Plants in front of windows always capture attention. Even if your outside garden is looking pretty drab, you can look through the window to the outside and you’ll see the flowers first creating an illusion of a lovely summer garden. These don’t have to be flowers of course, you could instead grow herbs or vegetables on your window sill. Depending on the weather, you may get a lot of sunshine to your window so you need to take this into consideration when deciding what to grow.
So, let’s consider your options. You could grow tomatoes on your window sill, moving them outside as the weather becomes warmer. You could also easily grow cucumbers or peppers in a pot! Herbs are a great item to grow in your kitchen as you can pick them as you need them. They aren’t generally seasonal either and quite cheap to grow so a great item to consider planting.
If you are convinced you need flowers to brighten up your home, then consider your current internal decoration. You don’t want to choose a plant which won’t match your existing decoration. You also need to consider how large the flower is going to grow – again you don’t want it to take over your house!
There are lots of ways you can bring your garden design into your home over the winter period. These are just some of our ideas, how would you bring your design into your home?