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Plants In The Bathroom

Plants In The Bathroom

A plant display in the bathroom is much more likely to be seen in a magazine than in the home, but with a little thought plants can always be used here to add a touch of interest or even luxury.

It is strange that so few bathrooms contain house plants. A warm bathroom with a large frosted-glass window is perhaps the best room in the house for the beautiful varieties which have come to us from humid habitats. In addition few other locations in the house need the softness and greenness of plants to reduce the hardness of their surfaces.

Plants In The Bedroom

Plants In The Bedroom

The bedroom is the least popular room for displaying indoor plants. While it is generally agreed that all living rooms, kitchens and halls can be improved with living plants, there is a difference of opinion over bedrooms. Some interior designers feel that bedrooms are in use for too short a time during the waking hours to make a house plant display worthwhile.

Having to look after pots and troughs in rooms so far away from the watering can, plant food, pruners etc…kept in the kitchen just prolongs the time spent on housework. The final point made by the anti-school is that there are too few visitors to bedrooms to justify the expenditure on impressive plants.

The Fishtank Garden Design

The Fishtank Garden Design

A glass-cased garden which opens at the top is known as a Fishtank Garden the many attractive glass cases which open at the side are sold simply as Terraria.

The treatment of both is the same. Begin by placing a layer of gravel and charcoal at the bottom of the container and then add a 2 in. layer of seed and cutting compost. You can landscape the ‘ground’ into hills and valleys – use stones and pebbles if you wish but do not incorporate wood.

There is an extensive range of plants which are suitable for the Fishtank Garden or shop-bought Terrarium. It is a pity to waste such a good home on commonplace plants.

Make Your Garden More Beautiful Using Benches

Make Your Garden More Beautiful Using Benches

Most homes have gardens or yards. Some of these can be as big as those in mansions while some of these can be small. Despite the beauty of the flowers, trees and grass that make up the garden, the one thing that people take for granted is not being able to enjoy watching it longer. When one frequents public places such as parks, campsites, playgrounds, the zoo, one will notice that there are benches for people to stop and view what is there. It also provides a break from walking and makes someone catch ones breath.

A lot of advice on making the garden look better would instruct to buy new plants or make something unique using ceramics. Just like everything else, a bench is an accessory that one must also consider. No one can appreciate the beauty of a garden and the surroundings if no one is able to sit there and appreciate it. That is where the importance of the bench comes in.