Garden can be a refuge inside the house and its an excellent option for those who want tô have a garden inside the house or apartment and doesnt have much space available. What is a Winter Garden? It is a greenhouse attached to a residence with the aim of creating lighting, ventilation, with the use of different types of plants and flowers, leading to greater contact with nature. This name arose in Europe, in countries where winter is more severe and prevents the cultivation of plants in traditional gardens, as a way of keeping green indoors during the winter, as the plants did not survive the low temperatures outside.
The first step is choose the right place to install the Garden, as it is very versatile, it can be implemented in various places inside and outside the house.
Some suggestions for places are the living room, a place that offers the most charm when installed, under stairs, near a bathroom or in an adjacent area, just use creativity and if you want something more planned, hire a professional to evaluate everything the architectural project and the available space to analyze the best options to deliver a more harmonious space.
Keep in mind that even small spaces can turn into small winter gardens.
The first type of winter garden is one that allows direct light to pass through a translucent cover, allowing for good plant development. Another way is through an opening in the ceiling, where the plants receive light, ventilation and also rainwater. A flower bed where the plants are directly on the ground is another option, another way is to use the plants vertically forming a suspended garden.
Select plants for your garden giving preference to those that can survive in low light or in or in half shade that live well in all seasons of the year and do not offer maintenance difficulties.
In gardens with low light and use plants such as anthurium, begonia, palm tree, good constrictor, lance of a Jorge, lance of Santa Bárbara , lily of peace, lily, rafi.
In the case of shady gardens, use plants that survive well in low light, but in this case they also need to be watered more frequently, as happens with ferns, violets, orchids and bromeliads.
Gardens that receive a higher incidence of light succulent plants are an excellent choice because they are easier to care for, great examples of these examples are fortune flower , aorta, little girl’s finger, Among a multitude of options. When the Garden belongs to an outdoor area, the options will be even greater, but in this case, pay attention and select plants that are more resistant to rain.
Observe the natural lighting because even though some species are more resistant under sun exposure, they still need natural light to develop. This point must be taken into account when installing the Garden, if you have this option, prioritize placing it near windows, doors or glass walls. Walls surrounded by glass can create room dividers without preventing the entry of natural light or the visibility of the Garden. In outdoor areas, opt for tempered glass that is more resistant to weather conditions.
Bet on accessories that can change the look of the entire project, use hooks, vertical supports, different vases and even grids. Objects such as windfalls, waterfalls, lanterns can give the place a mystical air. Materials that can be used both for coating and for decoration, In this case, consider what best fits among them, we have the following options: bamboo, clay, flower pots and bench plants, water sources, gravel, bricks and wood.
The maintenance of this space is very important so that the Garden always remains beautiful and tidy. Don’t forget to do frequent maintenance, get to know each plant used, clean the excess foliage, offer adequate amounts of water, pay attention to the light, choose plants and flowers that are simpler to maintain, don’t forget to fertilize correctly and attention to the control of possible pests.
One of the great advantages of a winter garden is that its care is not so difficult AND its presence inside a house totally transforms an environment providing beauty, well-being and charm.