Window Gardens: Herbs Vs Flowers

What kind of a person are you? Do you like a kitchen filled with warm sunshine and a splash of color? Or is the kitchen where you make culinary delights and gourmet bliss? It can be hard to choose which plants to put in your new garden window. Do you plant your favorite herbs where they are in arms reach as you throw together the perfect dish? Or will your garden window have red, purple and yellow flowers that catch the light of the morning sun? Choices, choices. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination.

You don't need a large piece of property and a rototiller to enjoy a pretty garden. You can have one right on your window sill. All you need is sunlight coming in and some moisture. But there are some things to take into consideration when trying to get plants to thrive in your garden.

  1. What time does the sun hit your plants? If your window gets sun in the early morning, your plants will love you for it. But if the sun floods in your window in the middle of the day, the heat will be too much for most plants. So pick a location that works.

  2. When putting plants on your sill, be sure to keep the containers on something. If you put your pots directly on the wood of your sills you could damage them. Put a plate or some other barrier to stop the moisture from seeping into the wood.

  3. Putting plates under your plants can have another benefit. If you put a little water in the plate it won't get up into the soil, but it will add moisture to the air when it evaporates. Plants love moisture, and this little extra mist will make them thrive.

  4. Some plants need a little pruning to grow better. If you're having trouble with a perennial, don't be shy about cutting it back so the nutrients can feed the root system.

  5. Don't be afraid to add some flair. Put down some ornaments, trinkets, collectibles, glass sculptures, shells or whatever catches your eye. Those affectations really make a difference visually.

  6. Consider keeping an interior light on for your plants in the evening. Though a full spectrum light works best, even a regular old incandescent light can give your plants the extra light they need to be vibrant.

Having a window garden can liven up any room. If you don't have any windows that work for a window garden, give the folks at Window Nation a call. Our window experts can get you on track to having a centerpiece for your home. Whether you want herbs, flowers or a mixture of both, a window garden is one of the most inexpensive and beautiful additions you can make to your home. Start planning yours today. Click here to find a Window Nation showroom near you!

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