The longer we have to shelter at home, the more we miss the privilege of going out to smell the roses or see beautiful plants growing in the spring weather. Since we are unsure how long our current situation will last, why not bring the plants to your Chico apartment?
Plants have always added that something extra to the space they reside in, whether it's with a splash of color or giving an added ambiance to the front porch. While you might have some basic idea of the type of plant you want for your apartment, shopping for it is a whole other deal.
Going shopping for a new plant can be semi-overwhelming, especially when you don't have the ability to spend an hour looking over all the plants at your local a grocery, nursery, or hardware store. Even if we did have the ability to spend that kind of time, there are just so many different options for you to choose from.
Since you don't have the luxury of just following your instincts when looking through your options at the local store, how can you be certain you've found which plant is right for you and your apartment? Will you look for one that's colorful or the one that looks like it doesn't take much effort to keep alive?
Whether you plan to order your new house plant to be delivered or go to the hardware store for a quick purchase, the first question you have to ask yourself is, "Do I want an indoor plant or an outdoor plant?" This will help you narrow down what you're looking for and allow you to spend less time browsing the online or brick and mortar hardware store.
If you decide that an indoor plant is right up your alley, then take a look at the list below of some of the best plants for apartment dwellers.
Savvy apartment dwellers know that not just any houseplant can thrive in their home. Apartment plants must be hardy enough to survive low light and humidity, yet need a bold look for a small space where every addition matters. These eleven houseplants can brighten up your apartment, help purify the air, release moisture, and may even inspire your decor.
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The spectacular colors of the rex begonia may change the way you think about houseplants. Funky pink swirls mingle with moody purples and smoky greens on foliage that sometimes looks more like stained glass windows than leaves.
What if you decided that you are looking for a plant to grace the outside of your Chico apartment? Maybe it'll go right outside your front door so that, once we are liberated from this stay-at-home edict, everyone who comes to visit or just passes by your door will see its magnificence. Maybe you'll place it on your patio/balcony with outside furniture so when you go outside to drink your morning coffee you can enjoy its beauty. It's also a possibility that you don't have any room for an indoor plant.
While we are entering springtime here in Chico, it’s important to remember that our summers can become extremely hot. Therefore, when you go to pick an outdoor plant you need to choose one that can survive the inevitable summer heat. Listed below you can find plants that are suited best for drought-prone summers.
Posted by: SouthernLiving.com
Written by: Steve Bender and Gene B Bussell
Scorching temperatures can threaten to dry out your lush green plants and colorful blooms, but that’s only if you haven’t planted wisely. We’ve rounded up the some of our summer plants that can take the heat and look gorgeous while doing it. These drought-tolerant plants can keep every outdoor container and flower bed prospering even when rain fall is scarce and the heat is relentless. Try cheerful Black-Eyed Susans to brighten up a window box or Zinnias of all colors—red, orange, yellow, pink and purple—to add life to a back porch container garden. Use vibrant purple verbena to make a big statement along the top of a retaining wall, or employ heat-tolerant latana to attract our favorite of all garden features—butterflies.
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Sturdy and easy to grow, this early-summer-blooming flower brightens gardens.
Even though deciding on the perfect plant for your Chico apartment can be a difficult task, it can also be really fun. You get to see the different plants the world has to offer, and just maybe it will inspire you to start a little garden.
If you are thinking about moving in the near future, or are in the process of it now, we suggest waiting to purchase your plant. That way, your plant won’t have to go through the stress of moving to a new environment shortly after getting use to your old one.
If you are moving now or in the near future, check out our 16 Mind Blowing Tips to help make your move a little less stressful.