1. Vertical Indoor Gardening
No room under your roof for indoor gardening? A wall-mounted planter brings a garden to the smallest, shadiest spaces. “Plants with large leaves can turn minimal light into more energy,” says Carson Arthur, gardening and outdoor design expert on TV’s Cityline. When watering, check the soil at the highest point first-it dries out quicker than lower sections.
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2. Windowsill Edibles
“A windowsill planter is like a living salad bowl,” says Arthur. Plant leaf lettuce and veggies in potting mix; herbs prefer sandy soil. Place on a windowsill with eastern or southern exposure for the most natural light in winter.
3. Living Centrepieces
Dress a tabletop with a tray of succulents or a vessel potted with flowering houseplants. They’ll last longer than cut stems and require little maintenance beyond the occasional watering, says Arthur.