Spring is the time to enjoy the incredible colors of blooming flowers against green grass and blue skies; but for apartment dwelling plant lovers, cultivating your own colorful garden can be more of a challenge. Apartments in Waldorf, Maryland (like Adams Crossing) often have balcony space that allow you to grow plants in sunny, outdoor space; however, even if you don’t have a patio or balcony, you can still exercise your green thumb this season. In today’s blog, we’ll give you four apartment-friendly flowers that will cheer up your rental for Spring.
Considered one of the easiest indoor plants to care for, Peace Lilies are classic flowers that add sophistication and softness to your apartment. Because of their need for minimal sunlight, they are perfect for small apartments that don’t get lots of light. In addition to brightening up your living space, Peace Lilies will also clean the air in your home as they grow. For the best results with these flowers, place them in or near a window, where they can get low to medium amounts of light.
A perfect flower for apartments with south facing windows a balcony, Dwarf Roses are just as beautiful, delicately fragranced, and fun to grow as their full-sized cousins. These small-scale versions of traditional garden roses should be watered quite regularly so that their soil is always moist, and you should be diligent about pruning dead limbs and flowers to encourage the plant to keep growing. If well cared for, your Dwarf Roses can be absolutely beautiful, whether you grow them indoors or outdoors.
Window box Strawberries
If your apartment is limited in terms of places to grow plants, try turning one of your sunniest windows into a place to grow delicious strawberries. These lovely red berries enjoy sprawling out in their pots, making a window box a perfect place to grow them. Because window boxes don’t take up any floor space, and can be hung outside of your window, you don’t have to worry about taking up valuable floor space for your small garden. After your strawberries have bloomed, you’ll be able to pick the fruit throughout late spring and into summer- yum!
Add a splash of color to your apartment rental with Marigold flowers, which are easy to grow even for the novice green thumb. These orange and yellow flowers will grow quickly in a sunny area, and won’t require a lot of pruning or watering. As long as Marigolds get adequate water and plenty of access to the sun, these cheerful flowers can grow the entire year.
Purple has long been believed to be a royal color that brightens homes without adding excessive brightness. African violets thrive in indoor areas, and do best with moderate to bright sunlight; because they prefer indirect sunlight, placing them on an end-table or bookshelf in a sunny room will be sufficient. For the best results with your African Violets, let the soil become somewhat dry before watering again.
Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beautiful colors of spring. Instead of watching the flowers bloom outside your apartment, bring them indoors this season! Whether you have a sunny south-facing window, or a balcony with a little extra room, you can have success growing flowers of your own.
Located in Waldorf, MD, Adam’s Crossing offers affordable luxury apartments ranging from two to three bedrooms. Haven’t taken a tour of Adam’s Crossing yet? Schedule a tour with one of our property managers and check out the second phase of our development, Adam’s II.