And what could be simpler than the ordinary window sill in your house? It is on it that many diligent owners grow not only flower gardens that evoke delight, but whole gardens in miniature. And in fact it is valid, why interior gardening should bring only aesthetic benefit? It's decided, we plant everything that can grow on the windowsill. But first we take a compass and determine which sides of the world the windows come out, unless of course it is possible to navigate through the daily sunrises and sunsets. And in the event that looking out of the window, you will look strictly at the North Pole, try not to put sun-loving plants on this window-sill.
On the west and east side of the house, windows are flooded with light, and anything grows there, the windows from the south provide less, but enough, but the north side is guaranteed by the shadow .However, in such conditions, some plants can feel quite comfortable, and in such cases, indoor lands
For windows oriented to other parts of the world, these plants are also suitable, but they will need to be specially shielded from direct sunlight by curtains, except, perhaps, violets. Very sunny baths are perceived by the following plants, able to decorate your room: orchid, agave, healing aloe, cacti, cyclamen. From the winter cold plants can be protected by warming the frame, and in the hottest period, the moisture of the soil will be helped by the moss laid on its surface. The freshness of the leaves can be maintained by regular spraying.
Among the modern apartment buildings in Europe, there are such architectural achievements as buildings with many tiers, each of which is divided into a real garden. At us similar while only in projects, therefore we shall not wait for the weather at the sea, and we will create carefully thought over gardening of an apartment. Several long narrow container boxes can easily fit on any windowsill, and by using savvy, they can be hung on walls. What should they plant? Well, for example, onions, dill( very hardy and unpretentious plant), tomatoes, or even strawberries.
In an apartment where the climate does not change, perennial fruit-bearing plants will give you fresh vegetables or berries all year round. Racks with good lighting of each shelf, hanging pots, containers on the windowsills - all this can turn your efforts into a full-fledged garden.
The main conditions under which interior landscaping will be successful - carefully prepared and fertilized with quality humus soil, constant lighting and regular watering.
In addition, in the premises you can grow spicy herbs, then you will never lack a seasoning. Thyme, rosemary and sage will perfectly feel on the windowsill, because they feel special tenderness towards the sunlight. Mint and parsley can be grown in any corner, the shadow will not be a hindrance to their growth. Basil is very thermophilic, so it is undesirable to put it near the poorly insulated window frames that let in winter cold from the street. To be able at any time to break fresh leaves from your spicy grass, the plants must be cut off from time to time, especially if they have lignified shoots.
Many consider flowers in pots as a very mediocre way of landscaping premises, and therefore start looking for other options, non-standard, starting with the capacities for planting and ending with the plants themselves. If to talk about where to plant, today for this purpose are used not only ceramic and plastic pots, but also wooden tubs, as well as braided baskets .When using the latter, it is recommended to water the plants quite often, since in the baskets the evaporation process is much more active than in waterproof pots. The bottom of the wicker container before filling the soil should be laid out with polyethylene, otherwise wait for the flow after the first watering.
Even more effective is the departure from standards when selecting plants, for example, vertical landscaping in an apartment, formed as a miniature rainforest. In this case, it is not necessary to limit oneself only to walls, it is possible to install lattice partitions( a kind of trellis) in the room, which, when braided with lianas, will divide the room into several zones. Perfectly combines the vertical gardening of the room with small ponds( do not confuse them with aquariums).A sealed water tank mounted on the floor or on a special podium, covered with stones and decorated behind a sort of alpine hill with flower pots disguised in it with orchids and bamboo shoots - this will be a magnificent composition. And if you add a small fountain or waterfall-veil, on both sides of which you can install supports for vertical gardening, and also, if you mask the containers with plants along the border - in general you will get a fantastic view. In addition to vines can be hung on the walls of pots with ampelnymi plants, in other words, with those that are in the habit of hanging from flowerpots down. These include fuchsia, some species of ferns, begonias, plums, chlorophytums.
Interior landscaping can also be diversified with such exotic plants as bonsai. Tiny trees, grown in flower pots, can cause delight even among those who are rather indifferent to the greenery. There are many options for growing bonsai, each of which carries a name that is not devoid of charm. For example, a shakan is a very common form of an obliquely growing tree when the trunk bottom looks in the opposite direction from the growth of roots and top, or Khan-Kengai is a form where the trunk and crown are in a horizontal position relative to the edge of the container. Of the tiny trees that can reach a height of 20 centimeters to 2 meters, beautiful compositions are made, sometimes in a single container you can see a whole grove of trees of different breeds. The only condition when caring for these plants is the maximum of illumination, when the absence or lack of natural light is compensated by artificial light. However, the same is true in other cases, whatever elements of interior gardening you have not used.