Gardening is an excellent activity for seniors to engage in. Not only is it a great way to relax and relieve stress, it can also bring one closer to nature and serve to create a green space to enjoy. This can pose a problem for some seniors, however, who may not have an outdoor space in which to plant a garden. Fortunately, there are several ideas for simple indoor gardens that can add a little life and color to your home while not taking up a lot of space. Here are a few ideas:
Space-Saving Herb Gardens
For homes or apartments where space is at a premium, a vertical herb garden could be just the answer. Herbs don’t require a lot of soil, so they can be grown in small containers like cans or jars which can then be attached to a support system such as a wire rack, trellis or even a wood pallet and hung on the wall. This will help save valuable floor and counter space while also providing a unique wall decoration. Or, if you really want to make things simple, line up some potted herbs on the windowsill.
A Welcoming Entrance
One idea for creating a green space in your home that you can share with others is to enliven your entryway or foyer with plants. The sight of a narrow entry table on which an assortment of perennials are arranged will provide the perfect welcome upon entering your home, for you as well as your guests.
If you tend to have trouble keeping plants alive, succulents are an excellent option for you. While these plants are native to deserts and tropics, they’re easy to care for once you know what they need. They also add a lot of visual interest to your home or outdoor space. Some varieties grow well indoors, while others do much better outside, so do your research to ensure you choose the ones that will best suit your purpose.
Learn More About Griswold Home Care
At Griswold Home Care of Wheat Ridge, we care about the seniors we work with. Not only do we provide the best senior companion care and non-medical home care in the business, we encourage activities such as gardening. To find out more about the various services we provide, give us a call today at (303) 622-5585.