As the weather gradually warms and the landscape begins to bloom with new life, you may find yourself inspired to plant a beautiful spring garden of your very own. However, not every senior has the space or mobility required to maintain an extravagant outdoor garden. At Ebenezer Senior Living, we recognize the numerous mental health benefits of keeping a garden, as well as the challenges and limitations of outdoor gardening. Here are three creative solutions for bringing the outdoors in, just in time for the spring season.
Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden
Is your love for gardening rivaled only by your love for home cooked meals? Combine two hobbies into one by bringing an herb garden into your kitchen. With fresh, homegrown herbs always on hand, you'll love how much your indoor plants inspire your meal ideas. Of course, herb gardens aren't just purely functional; they can also add a vibrant splash of greenery to your kitchen, and they smell great too.
Save Space With a Utility Cart
Utility carts are the perfect solution for a smaller and mobile option for indoor gardens. Create a beautiful plant stand from a rolling utility cart and save space while beautifying your home. When it comes time to plant your garden, try upcycling empty jars and containers as a green, money-saving alternative to buying new pots and planters to decorate your utility cart with.
Breathe New Life Into Your Bathroom
It seems like an unlikely spot for a garden, but a well-lit, humid bathroom is the perfect environment for a wide variety of beautiful plants. Surround your vanity countertop with green foliage and breathe some colorful life into your home.
We hope our suggestions will spark some ideas for crafting an indoor garden of your very own and help you or your loved one add some variety into their home’s environment. For more tips and advice geared towards seniors and caretakers, visit Ebenezer Senior Living's blog or contact us today.