Apartment Therapy

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By:resham karmchandani 
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Treat your house to the nature’s touch


From high rise apartments to teeny balconies, the open outdoor space has lost its hold on most of our lives but that doesn’t mean that you can’t let the outdoor in. If your love for foliage is like sunshine, you can green out small spaces in your apartment as well. From miniature terrarium ecosystems to tall pot plants, gardening has taken a new nuclear turn for the raging nuclear families. Hold on to that paper and pen as we take you through the most creative ideas to adorn your living spaces with a bit of greenery.

1. Green railings – Green up the railings. Make some clever use of plant baskets and invest in seasonal flowers or herbs. I am thinking…a railing kitchen garden with fresh herbs and greens to light up that morning breakfast!
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2.     Succulents If you are new to gardening, start with succulents as they require very less care. Sprinkle these tiny pots around the house or make a green corner that lightens your room and makes the space homely. Put these in a spot where they can soak the sun for a few hours in a day.
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3.   Wooden box for herbs A beautiful take on railings, you can line up that window sill with wooden boxes as well. Experiment with a few herbs or just decorate these with all year ferns. Make your house colourful and easily plot-able!
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4.   Deck a wall- Invest in vertical, column gardening. It is space saving and gives the wall a surreal wilderness look. The important thing is to know what soil works for which kind of plant so talk to your plant nursery guy.
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5.  Hanging garden – Start slow. Decorate your balconies and outdoors with hanging plants. Invest in low care tomatoes or chillies and a few herbs. It keeps your space green and is the perfect bet for an organic produce. It greens up your space and is easy to take care of.

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6.   Get creative- Hold on to those old containers and drawers. Make your own repurposed garden box with old drawers, containers and bottles. Get the kids involved and paint a few smiley faces! Try to plant tomatoes, chillies and other easy to grow greens.
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7.   Fairy garden – Go for a readymade fairy garden and voila you are done! They are tinsy, pretty and easy to maintain. If you already have a whole garden theme going on, get a custom fairy garden to quirk it up!


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8.     A harvesting balcony- If you have ample space in your balcony or are blessed with a terrace, grow some greens! There is nothing better than a fresh salad from your own kitchen garden. Make use of your space and talk to an expert to make your home green.
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9.      Shrub that wall – Fast growing vines and shrubs are perfect to cover up that white wall. Go for a colour that works best with your apartment colour scheme. In a few months, the vines and shrubs will take over the wall and you will have your own colourful, eco-friendly corner.
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Happy fresh air to you!

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