Today in Gardening Saturdays: inspiration from New York terraces, indoor and outdoor containers, fresh cut flowers around the house, and mandrakes bloom again.
If you live in an apartment with only a small balcony or live in a house with a very small outdoor space you might find it difficult to create an outdoor space you can enjoy. It can be hard to work with such a small space. So thinking about your pain we bring you inspiration for your small space from the city that never sleeps: New York.
It’s a small article with photos that show you the way people in New York decorate their balconies and terraces. Some of them might be a bit big and not within reach because of the size but you are certainly going to find inspiration and ideas for your small space as well as seen how is done in other places.
And if you have a balcony and want some greenery, you are going to use containers for it. Container gardening can be used by both garden/yard owners and balcony/terrace owners, it allows you to keep all that under control and they can be portable. But your space doesn’t have to be boring just because you are using containers.
The article we bring you goes through different ways of creating a great layout in your outdoor area using container gardening: using paint and multiples, recycling “junk” to create great alternative containers, colour, etc.
If containers are your weapon of choice for your outside space, this article should be a great reading for you.
Fresh-cut flowers are a great alternative to having plants indoors. They brighten any room very fast. A beautiful arrangement can look wonderful in your living room and it’s a very cheap, fast and easy way to cheer any space no matter the time of the year.
This article is all about that: how to get the best results when using fresh-cut flowers in your house. It suggests many tips and flowers you might find interesting for these purposes. From a big bucket of red and pink tulips plunked onto the dining table to a small glass with small posies in your bathroom window. Lots of different combinations and arrangements to give you ideas and get you started using fresh-cut flowers in your house.
Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos with all the arrangements.
And finally a bit of reading about Mandrakes from The Medieval Garden website.
Mandrake (mandragora) is a well known plant through human history. One of the first mentions of them appears in the Bible and because of the context they appear on they have been traditionally considered a remedy to women’s infertility problems.
In Roman times it was used by its narcotic and sedative properties. And in Medieval times they thought that digging them out would kill you and gave tips in order to avoid a certain death. It was used at the time for magic and spell purposes and they thought it had aphrodisiac properties.
Whatever its uses has been it has accumulated a significant amount of lore and legend around it.
If you want to know more about this very interesting and full of history plant, jump to the article to read more.
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