Garden crush: a lesson on how to choose the right plants, decor and colors for your garden

terrace garden bangalore

I spend on hour tending to my garden every day – watering, weeding, harvesting, sowing, fertilizing, nurturing, changing their positions, planting companion flowers or garlic, and just saying hello to them ensuring the sun is not too harsh during the day. That’s my therapy for the day – my way of forgetting life’s thorns for the moment. My heart sinks when they are affected by pests, the leaves turn yellow, those white mealy bugs take over the stem, or when I find a lot of ants around the plant I know danger is lurking around the corner.  At the same time, my joy knows no bounds when I hold 3 okras, or four cherry tomatoes in my palm every morning carting them carefully down to the kitchen.

There is a tremendous amount of effort that goes into growing a healthy garden. So when I see another healthy garden, it makes my day. I have had a huge crush on this garden ever since  I saw it a few days back. Looks effortlessly clean and healthy, doesn’t it? It feels like the right mix of fuchsia, electric blue, and greens. Everything belongs

Looks effortlessly clean and healthy, doesn’t it? It feels like the right mix of fuchsia, electric blue, and greens. Everything appears to be where they truly belong, nothing out of place. From one gardener to another, Anaheeta – I truly appreciate the thought and care that has gone behind in creating this haven. This is an inspiration for me to create a space where one can unwind and not just grow vegetables.

terrace garden with bells

Anaheeta's beautiful terrace garden

Terrace garden

terrace garden

terrace garden

Three takeaways from this garden:

  1. Bring in the color through accessories, paint color, and plants.
  2. Group similar plants together to create a visual effect. Create gradation according to the height of the plants with tall, ornate ones in the corners. If you are just starting off, choose your plants wisely that require minimal care such as crotons.
  3.  Place comfortable seating in the center.

Image courtesy: Anaheeta Pinto via Houzify

 

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