With increased time spent at home, it’s an ideal time to research and start making some planting decisions that will aid a healthier lifestyle.
Tuscan Path product manager Sally Laing has shared some tips on creating healthy, green, fragrant spaces, educational hotspots, and edible gardens.
Green the house
It’s a great time to bring the outdoors inside, to lift your spirit and make a style statement. Research shows that indoor plants make you happier and more relaxed and they are also nature’s air purifiers, meaning that greening a room increases and improves air quality.
Transform your living space into an urban jungle with big, bold foliage plants, like the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata), to bring a sense of drama to your space, or the Swiss Cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) with big tropical-like leaves.
Introduce greenery from ceiling to floor with gorgeous hanging plants like Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum) or Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii) which look beautiful in smaller, heavier pots like Tuscan Path’s Granada Self Watering Pot.
Grow hanging beauties where they can cascade down over bookshelves and benchtops, or display them in indoor hanging baskets.
Planting is a great way for kids to learn firsthand. The Tuscan Path Reactive Glazed Pot is ideal for growing varieties that excite little green thumbs, like Silverbeet ‘Rainbow’, with its brightly coloured stems or heirloom radishes that come in shades of yellow, red, pink, white and black.
Make your home a haven
More than ever, we are coming to understand the value of our home as a place to escape. Take this time to transform your indoor space. Include cheery splashes of cool season colour like pansies, violas, polyanthus and cinerarias in pots and containers.
Fragrant plants are another highlight for the spring season. The Winter Daphne (Daphne odora) is the perfect choice for dappled shade. Enjoy its beautifully scented pinky-white flowers indoors and perfume an entire room. You’ll also love the Brown Boronia (Boronia megastigma), an evergreen Australian plant, with pretty spring flowers in shades of yellow and brown, that is famous for its sweet citrusy scent.