Of all seasons, spring is when I feel the most envy for not owning a house. I would love to plant a plethora flowers and vegetables outside, but we simply do not have the space in our small Minneapolis apartment. Fortunately, many of our friends are in similar living situations, so we bounce ideas off of one another on how to bring the outdoors inside. Logan has the best green thumb out there, especially when it comes to apartment plants. We wandered around Lowe’s dreaming up possibilities of how to use Monvrovia’s bright colored blooms.
I decided to give my window planters a refresh for the season. Logan and Josh plan to add some pizzazz with purple flowers on their small apartment porch area. No matter what space you incorporate spring plants, we have a few suggestions of how to choose the best ones from a nursery, like Lowe’s.
Know the Environment
When choosing out plants, it is important to consider what sort of environment they will be growing in. How much sunlight will they receive? Can they be potted, or do they need to be replanted in the ground? Are they within reach of animals – like bunnies, dogs, or cats? How often will they need to be watered? Each type of plant requires a unique environment. To ensure their growth, pick plants that will thrive in the type of environment you have to offer.
Your plants will be significantly more successful if you choose healthy ones from the beginning. I always choose trusted brands at nurseries, like Monrovia, to ensure they are coming from a good place and treated well. The replanting process can be somewhat traumatic for plants. Choosing healthy plants from a trusted brand will get you started with a healthy root system and watering cycle. When choosing out flowers, I always look for plants that have a few blooms and a few buds. This proves the plant can flourish and has capacity to keep blooming once you take it home.
This is my favorite part! With so many different color varieties, it can be overwhelming to choose plant colors straight from the nursery. Think of your color palette and what would look best in the given environment. I grew up with marigolds surrounding our mailbox and you better believe our house will have the same someday. In the meantime, I decided to experiment with a variety of purples this year. Monrovia has so many to choose from and I love the pop of color they give my window planters. Think about how each color and flower type will compliment one another and paint a beautiful collage of blooms.
For more plant tips and ideas, check out the Grow Beautifully Blog and let me know where your gardening inspiration comes from!