Spring means the perfect time for some gardening. But if you don’t have much of a green thumb you can still enjoy fresh plants with a window garden. Luckily, it’s never been easier to pair a garden with window shades on your Durham, NC home.
Window gardens are great for many reasons. First, they allow you to start working on some fresh plants long before the great outdoors is ready. Second, window gardens are lovely for adding color and life to a home. And third, they make it easy to always have something fresh on hand for your cooking. Want to add a window garden to your windows? Go ahead and give it try.
Even though the space in your garden window is limited, you can grow a number of beautiful plants that will better your home, your mind and your palate. For example, succulents! Succulents are very trendy right now, and for good reason. These unique plants are ideal for exploring your creative side and having fun with different arrangements and varieties. You can plant different succulent varieties all in one pot or put different plants in different pots for a more varied look. You can also use succulents that have uses beyond décor, like aloe. Aloe plants are great for helping soothe minor burns and sunburns and ease dry skin.
Fresh herbs and spices really take cooking to whole new levels of deliciousness. But it can be tough to run to the grocery store or farmer’s market whenever you have a need for a pop of freshness in a dish. That’s where a garden window comes in. A great use for your garden window is as an herb garden! You can use the space to grow a range of herbs to use in tons of recipes. Some classic herbs for garden windows are rosemary, mint, thyme, chives, basil, and oregano. But, keep in mind that since each plant has different watering needs its best to grow each one in its own pot.
Winter can be grey and colorless, so why not bring some spring hues into your home to liven things up? Garden windows are ideal for growing colorful flowers that bring beauty and freshness into your home. Choose a colorful flower that will put a smile on your face every time you look at it. Take tulips for example. These hardy flowers are very easy to grow and do very well in garden windows. Put some pebbles in thin glass holders and put a single tulip flower in each one. Line the glass holders along your garden window so the flowers get plenty of sunshine and you get all the fresh flower views you could want.
Window gardens are always a good choice for any home and homeowner, whether or not they have green thumbs and already have window shades. Don’t worry, it’s easy to pair a window garden with Durham, NC window shades. Call Kiwi Designs, Fine Blinds & Shutters today to learn more about your shade options for your home.