I love nature and there’s nothing like being able to spend time soaking in all that nature has to offer. Something though, it can be difficult to go out and find just the right spot, especially if you live in a large city. That’s why I think that it’s important that we bring nature to us, to our own homes so that we can enjoy what the natural beauty of life around us has to offer. It’s really an easy thing to do some of you might say, if you have enough space like a yard. But, what do you do if you live where you are confined to say a small patio or a balcony? What can you do then? Well, believe it or not, you can do more than you think.
I once lived in a small two bedroom townhouse that only hand a window box in the front window and an enclosed patio that was only about 6ft x 8ft, pretty depressing if you love nature and its beauty as much as I do. But, I was not going to let the small space I was confined to stop me from bringing nature to me. So, I decided that I was going to do all that I could to create my own little piece of heaven.
Of course the first thing I did was to make sure that my window box was filled with as many colorful flowering plants it could handle and I made sure that these plants were going to attract butterflies, so if you like butterflies, make sure you have the kinds of plants they love and you’ll be entertained right in front of your window.
The next thing I set out to do was to make the small patio come to life. I decided that I wanted some hanging plants like fuschia plants. These are wonderful plants that not only produce beautiful pink hanging flowers but they add a sort of exotic feel to your space. After I did that I added a couple of small sized planter boxes that I filled with low growing flowering plants that I placed in strategic areas of the patio. I also included a couple of mini rose bushes that always do well in pots. In this small area I was also able to include a few exotic looking house plants to add a tropical feel.
To top off my plant collection I was able to include a couple of different tomato plants that do well in containers along with a planter box of fresh strawberries. Nothing like going out and grabbing a fresh tomato or strawberry right in the middle of town. On top of all the plants I was able to place in this tiny patio, I made sure that I saved a little corner for myself.
Once you put together a nice little nature spot you need a space to enjoy it. All you need is a small comfortable chair and a little table set up next to it where you can even put one of those tabletop water features that will help add to the natural beauty that you have created. I also added a couple of wind chimes to add a little more charm to it all. In the end, when it was all finished, it ended up being one of my favorite places to go and sit. It brought harmony and peace to a once very empty and boring space.
So, don’t worry, if you have a small space, you can still bring nature to you with just a little bit of imagination and creativity.