Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Gardening Without The Actual Garden: A Guide to Growing Stuff In Your Apartment

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Graceful Gardens, 485 Driggs Avenue
  • Graceful Gardens, 485 Driggs Avenue


No, cultivating your very indoor garden doesn't mean you're relegated to a life of nothing but cactuses (fine, cacti), though they're great, too. The options are, unexpectedly, pretty endless, starting with local species. "One of the things I love for non-gardening gardeners is the lady slipper orchid," said Emily Thompson (founder of DUMBO's Emily Thompson Flowers). "They are really easy to care for, and they are native to our local forests."

"All city dwellers can use some cleaner air," adds Grace Martinelli, owner and horticulturist at Wililamsburg's Graceful Gardens. Some of the best flowers for this are peace lily, english ivy, and dracaena.

From Sprout we even have a list of their top ten favorite (and lowest maintenance) indoor plants, including Aglaonema, Asparagus Plumosa Fern, Jasmine Fiona Sunrise, Neon Pothos, Olive plant, Oxalis, Passion Flower Vine, Rex Begonia, String of Hearts, and ZZ plant.

If even "neon" and "ZZ plant" don't sound enticing, well, then I really don't know what to tell you.

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