The best way to bring your garden inside and have it last through the winter months is to borrow plants from your outdoor areas.
If you’re struggling to keep both an indoor and your outdoor garden alive during winter, this hack will give you the best of both worlds.
Your instant indoor garden also provides a chance to give plants some extra TLC under your watchful eye - like a resort holiday!
Here are our top tips for best results:
- On arrival inside, check each plant thoroughly for small insects and bugs - so they don't spread them to your indoor plant community
- It’s best to use pots of similar sizes and materials for visual impact, nestled close together to create the sense of a bed of green
- Prune or repot the plant during this time if needed
- Move them in gradually to avoid shock - on to your verandah or into your laundry to help them acclimatise to the new temperature
- Only bring in healthy plants - if they're already struggling, this
- Water less often in winter
- Be patient - some plants just wont survive indoors
Keep your plants moving by rotating them on the spot for even foliage growth and into sunny spots around your home to encourage photosynthesis. Some plants will require outside visits in the sun.
For a more modern display, group together simple pots that each contain a similar plant. Simple pots, such as terracotta or even glass will allow you to enjoy not just the plants but also the graphic lines of the plants.
"Contrast organic forms of the wild with the sleek shine of glass"John Mangila
You might also like: