MARTHA STEWART – These Indoor Garden Ideas Mean You Can Enjoy Live Plants Even If You Don’t Have a Backyard
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Experts share their best tips for creating a vibrant houseplant display inside your home.
Urban green thumbs rejoice: You don’t need access to an outdoor space to cultivate your own little slice of nature. With a little effort and the right lighting, you can grow an indoor garden filled with all kinds of interesting plants. “Not all of us have great light in our apartments, but luckily there are a lot of grow light options on the market nowadays that allow us to grow more plants inside,” says Summer Rayne Oaks of Homestead Brooklyn.
Along with supplying appropriate lighting for your houseplants, you’ll need to be considerate of anything else living in your home, too. “Those with kids and pets will want to look for nontoxic plants—or display plants on high shelves, from hanging baskets, or in other areas where the pets and kids can’t reach,” notes Melinda Myers, gardening expert and host of the Great Courses’ How to Grow Anything series. “The ASPCA has a list of toxic and nontoxic plants, and of course, consulting with your veterinarian [and pediatrician] is always a good idea.” Ahead, a few ideas for setting up a lush, but apartment-friendly indoor garden, according to these experts.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
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