My love for plants overflows this time of year. Plants are great at all times of the year, but I seriously fall in love with them all over again when the trees are blooming and seeds are sprouting. I am amazed at how good our God is for providing every single intricacy of nature for us to marvel and enjoy.
Our apartment complex is environmentally friendly and practices a number of sustainable initiatives. Even though we live in a small apartment, we have found innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint and love the earth better. We are up to seven indoor plants at the moment — I promise it does not look as crazy as it sounds. Our apartment has a large sliding glass door, but no balcony. We were brainstorming ways to make better use of this space and decided on an apartment window garden.
After joining the entirety of Minnesota’s population at Home Depot on a spring Saturday afternoon, we went to work on planting fresh herbs and flowers in two window troughs. They fit perfectly fixed on the railings over our glass door. Along with the curb appeal, we are most excited for the opportunity to grow fresh herbs in our windowsill and use them in our cooking. We chose two herbs we use all the time, cilantro and mint, and another that we are excited to try, lemon thyme. If you have any recipe ideas that make use of lemon thyme, leave them in the comments below for us to try!
What You Need:
- A variety of fresh herb plants
- A variety of flowers
- Potting soil
- Planting troughs
- Put the mounting brackets on the back of the planting troughs.
- After picking out your plants, take them out of the containers and arrange them in the troughs. I rearranged them several times before finding the right spacing and look.
- Add potting soil around each of the plants.
- Continue to add soil to the entire trough until plants are fully supported and the trough is filled.
- Water your plants right away and hang up.
What landscaping or planting projects are you working on this spring? How do you incorporate flowers or herbs into your small living space?