Sold our big house in the country and moving to the city.

how do i bring a garden in to a smaller indoor space? Ps. We’re remodeling and painting.
q sold our big house in the country and moving to the city
q sold our big house in the country and moving to the city
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  • Beautiful place! Do you have any outdoor space? Patio, balcony or terrace? How about houseplants? Once you are through with the remodeling phase, you can purchase or build yourself various plant stands for indoor plants. You can have an indoor pot farm! Purchase or paint pots to coordinate with your decor.
  • Cat Cat on Feb 26, 2018
    Lovely home! You are lucky that u have a lot of natural light. I would have a little corner for houseplants of all sizes
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    • 19698379 19698379 on Feb 26, 2018
      If you have a balcony, you could put window boxes and potted plants out there. If you have a room that is not being used, you could use grow lights for growing food. It depends on what you want to do.
  • Karen Durante Karen Durante on Feb 26, 2018
    No answer for your plant question but just want to comment that your style is very much inline with city living. Enjoy!
  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 26, 2018
    Since you are on the 13th floor... you should not have a big problem with people wandering around outside your windows.....Create a "green wall" instead of drapes or curtains. Put up a rail made of galvanized water pipe (hung from the ceiling) or use the brackets for closet rods (use pipe for the rods, won't bend from weight) and hang plants from it. We used the wrought iron plant baskets, and clear plastic punch or serving bowls from the dollar store instead of lighter weight saucers so you can see thru them and make watering easier... no leaks. Lowe's carries some large "S" hooks in the closet organization dept. that you can hang the baskets from.... add more chain to hang from different heights. Privacy and plants too.
    Note: Pothos, Spider plants, some well in lower light conditions and in pots.
  • DB DB on Feb 26, 2018
    Well the room you picture at least has great light! A place for hanging plants as well as pots. Some plants need very little light -- nice for bathrooms and darker corners. There are also wall gardens with built in watering systems-- Having just given up my 1/2 acre of native plants for a condo, I am in the same process. Is there a way for us to keep up this conversation offline??
  • DB DB on Feb 26, 2018
    The room you have pictured has great light! Consider hanging plants ( I like them on pulleys ) as well as pots . There are also Wall gardens with watering systems. Many plants require little light -nice for bathrooms and dark corners, Havingjust given up a 1/2 acre of native plants for a condo , I am beginning this process - is there a way to do private messages on this system? Would love to keep in touch.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 26, 2018
    The space between the chair and the fireplace would be great for a lower light potted palm or tree, or even the artificial ones or have an artificial tall palm and a couple of shorter surrounding it at different heights.
  • Vic301971 Vic301971 on Feb 26, 2018
    we were in the military and moved many times but we always had a large in door lush green area in the front room. We made a simple large pan like container to fit the area. Just simple wood and you could water proof it if you wanted. We filled it with decorative rocks and then put many plants both small and large. One was a large fern and another a small tree. We added grow lights and at the time there were poles to put pots on. I would add a small water feature too! So pretty at night! I love african violets so I put those on the poles. With the grow lights they were huge and colorful!Have fun!
  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 27, 2018
    You could also put glass shelves at different levels across the windows, as many in each window as you would like, and put your plants in colorful pots. The glass shelves would disappear and the plants would appear to be floating. If you don't mash the shelves together you will preserve your view, but you could also create a living privacy screen with your plants if you wanted to.
  • Funincarmel Funincarmel on Feb 27, 2018
    With the modern style you have created, think of your plant wall as a piece of living art. Installing a grid that fits your decor style is one idea and there are amazing pots designed to hang on hooks that could meet your design style. Group them together rather than spreading apart for a wonderful impact.   It all depends on how big and far you want to go. Succulents make a wonderful clean look as well. Have fun!
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  • Ann48742136 Ann48742136 on Aug 14, 2020

    Nice place! Though in my opinion it's a big mistake to sell a house in the country for the sake of moving to a big, dirty and noisy city. While the flat you showed above looks good and very aesthetically pleasant, I guarantee you'll want a break from it very soon. Just in case you decide to move back to the country you can call They'll provide a great moving experience. If you still have time to change your mind you should consider it. It's nice to have a place to stay in the city but not to live there every day.