11 plants to decorate every room of your home, even your bathtub

A properly selected indoor flower is capable of giving peace and tranquility to the inhabitants of the house by its appearance. Plants absorb gas and produce oxygen, so the air in your apartment will always stay fresh.

Fatsia or peperomia for the hallway

The entrance hall is the first place that gives the impression of the apartment. Here you need to take into account not only the size of the room, but also its illumination. If there is little light in the hall, then shade-loving plants should be chosen, since they are more unpretentious. These colors include fatsia or peperomia, they will look great on hanging shelves or in floor pots.

Ficus and aloe for the kitchen

There is usually a lot of light and moisture in the kitchen, however, there are a few things to keep in mind that can affect the health of the selected plant. There are frequent temperature jumps from the stove in the kitchen, which not all representatives of the "green" can tolerate. An excellent solution would be to purchase a ficus or aloe - they do not require special care and will do an excellent job of purifying the kitchen air.

Abutilon maple or living room cable car

The living room is a large room, large plants are best suited for it. Abutilon maple or cable car will perfectly decorate the interior. The indisputable advantage of this plant is long flowering, fast growth rate, abundance of leaves and flowers.

Chlorophytum crested for the bedroom

For relaxation in the bedroom, it is very useful to have crested chlorophytum. This plant will fill the room with coziness, create a favorable microclimate. It does not require special care, does not have a strong aroma, and will look great on a table or nightstand by the bed.

Gloxinia bells or hibiscus for a children's bedroom

There should be no poisonous, strong-smelling or allergic plants in the children's bedroom. Gloxinia or hibiscus bells are safe and low maintenance. A variety of varieties will allow you to choose the color of flowers to taste.

Phalaenopsis orchids for the bathroom

Orchids are picky plants, but they thrive in the bathroom. These flowers need moisture and a sunny color, but do not leave them in direct light. By following all the recommendations for caring for plants, you can enjoy their beauty and delicate aroma every day.

Unusual DIY garden decorations (100+ ideas): original ideas and step-by-step implementation

The current trend is decorating garden plots with old bicycles, because they are very suitable for the role of a stand for pots, tubs and flowerpots

Original ideas for garden decorations with your own hands will help to emphasize the natural charm of the garden area and bring to life the hidden talents of the designer (and everyone has them). Before embarking on an important mission, inspect your supplies ... and off you go!

Thanks to the do-it-yourself decor, the garden can become not only beautiful, but also very original.

Glass bottle garden lamps look very impressive

Decorative well for the garden

Old things, a little imagination - and you create original crafts

Advice! Remember the sacred rule of the real owner of the dacha: nothing should be thrown away!

To create extraordinary things, you will need things that are completely unnecessary at first glance: dilapidated furniture, old dishes, tires from cars, plastic bottles, firewood and scraps of building materials, tubs, barrels, holey shoes, etc. Using stones, wood and plastic to decorate a garden and a summer cottage - the most effective ways.

Some decorative crafts are striking in their beauty.

Woodcutter from tin cans on the porch of the house

Wooden ducks for decorating the pond bank

How to choose plants for a fence

Before purchasing climbing plants, the gardener is advised to determine their preferences, as well as the needs of the plants themselves. After all, some of them prefer to grow in shady places, while others like sunny areas. If the plans are to grow in a sunny place of the site, then you should give preference: climbing rose to girlish grape highlander. For growing in shady places, it is better to take a closer look at ivy or Kirkazon.

When there are plans to grow climbing plants in order to decorate the wall of a house or a fence, it is better to give preference to plants with suction cups or aerial roots. But plants that can attach themselves with tendrils need strong vertical support. Gazebos, fences, walls of the house and other places on the site often become objects of curly decoration.

This climbing plant does not care where it grows, so it is often used in landscape design. Garden ivy survives both in hot sun and cool shade. At the same time, it grows and becomes a beautiful hedge in just a couple of months.

The plant is perennial, you will have to tinker only in the first year - the older the ivy becomes, the less attention it requires. From the second year, the main task of the gardener will be regular watering and pruning 2-3 times per season.


An excellent choice for those who do not like to take care of plants, but want to decorate the garden with climbing plants for a fence. Large juicy leaves, fast growth, beautiful encirclement of the fence - this is guaranteed with hops. In July-August, the plant blooms profusely, fragrant light cones form after the peduncle.


The flowers of this vine differ in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Clematis will delight with abundant flowering until autumn, provided suitable conditions are provided.

The plant should be planted in a sunny area without drafts. The root system of clematis is sensitive to drought, so the roots must be protected by covering them with a layer of mulch or by planting annual flowers in the immediate vicinity. Vine scourges need to be guided and tied to the fence, because they themselves cannot be attached to the support.

Wild grapes

It is also called Amur grapes, maiden grapes, ornamental. Unlike fertile varieties, this one is unpretentious in care, to the planting site, does not require regular feeding. They are planted immediately in open ground, the soil is suitable both nutritious and sandy. In the first year after planting, the shoots are directed, tied.

The length of the vines of the maiden grapes reaches 20 meters, so if you do not want the hedge to subsequently creep over the entire site, cut the young shoots in time and form the crown. Although it does not bloom, the leaves themselves will change during the season, giving a decorative look to the entire structure: a juicy lime shade in early spring, green in summer, crimson, purple, dark green in late summer and autumn.

Sweet pea

It will help to refine the fence and decorate decorative partitions, but it should be borne in mind that it reaches only 2-3 meters in height. It grows in all conditions, except for wetlands. After planting, the plant requires regular rationed watering, high-quality feeding and special supports - otherwise it will simply crawl along the ground, occupying the area horizontally. There are many varieties of sweet peas - they differ mainly in the color and aroma of the buds.

Morning glory

Beautiful and dangerous because it is poisonous. Therefore, on a site with children or animals, it is better to refuse it altogether. If you nevertheless included it in the landscape design project and planted it along the fence - handle it carefully, carry out the garter and trimming with gloves.

Morning glory loves the sun, moderately moist soil. Flowers come in any color, about 6-8 cm in size. To make the plant feel good, exclude waterlogging and overdrying - make sure that the soil always remains slightly moist.


Ornamental species such as honeysuckle curl beautifully and bloom profusely throughout the season. But they have a drawback: the berries of these varieties (unlike shrubs) cannot be eaten, they are poisonous - therefore, you should not plant in an area where children can reach the fruits. Adult plants tolerate frosts without any problems, they are not even removed from their supports. Young ones (up to 2-3 years old) are best removed and covered at the end of the season.

Honeysuckle loves moist soil, so after planting, it is better to mulch the surface to retain moisture. It grows best in the sun, the darker, the slower it will develop and less bloom.


As the name implies, this vine has more than enough strength and desire to live: without control, it will quickly survive other plants from the site and occupy the territory. But with timely pruning, a hedge, even on the basis of a picket fence or a chain-link mesh, looks very decorative.

The tree-nose is going through the winter without any special losses, you should not worry even if some of the processes freeze. Thanks to its powerful root system, it will quickly recover with the arrival of heat.


Large bright flowers and pointed, dense leaves make this species ideal for creating lively compositions. Refers to both sun- and shade-loving plants: in fact, it makes no difference for Kampsis where to grow. The roots are powerful, keep this in mind for monolithic fences - overgrown kampsis can damage even brickwork. It begins to bloom from 2-3 years old, it does it abundantly and for a long time - from about July to October.


In fact, the plant itself is perennial and successfully blooms in the southern regions for more than one year after planting. But it cannot be classified as winter-hardy, therefore in most of Russia it is grown as an annual - it grows quickly, blooms in the first year, and is suitable for decoration.

The leaves are large enough, beautiful, but they love the kobei not for them, but for the charming bell-shaped flowers. Tying is not needed, the vine releases the antennae and grabs the support with them, independently rising up. Loves sunlight, can develop in partial shade, but not in dark areas.


The most beautiful design option for fences, arches, arbors. Large clusters of flowers in a fresh purple hue, combined with green foliage, give a charming look to even the simplest buildings. Wild varieties prefer the hot climate of the subtropics, but breeders have bred species that can survive a cold snap to -37C. Are you going to grow wisteria on the site? Look for the varieties that best suit your climate.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses with their delightful fragrant flowers are ideal not only for masking the fence, but also for decorating the landscape. The shoots of climbing roses can be up to five meters long. Roses love sunlight and do not tolerate harsh gusts of wind. Young plants should be watered once or twice a week, while mature roses should be watered once a week.

However, in this matter, you need to be guided by the weather: the more often it rains, the less often you will have to water the roses. The soil around the bushes must be periodically loosened to a depth of five centimeters and enriched with leaf humus, sawdust and compost. In order for the plant to bloom for a long time and abundantly, it must be periodically cut off and every twenty days in turn fed with mineral and organic fertilizers.

TOP-20 indoor plants for northern windows

  1. Pelargonium or indoor geranium
  2. Ferns: maidenhair, asplenium, blehnum, davallia, dixonia, polypodium, nephrolepis, platiterium, pteris
  3. Palm trees: areca, washingtonia, cariota, livistona, rapis, date palm, hamedorea
  4. Aspidistra
  5. Dracaena, yucca
  6. Wicker saxifrage
  7. Arrowroot
  8. Monstera and Philodendron
  9. Ophiopogon
  10. Pilea
  11. Ivy, or hedera
  12. Sansevieria
  13. Selaginella, resurrection plant
  14. Saintpaulia, uzambara violet
  15. Soleroilia
  16. Scindapsus, epipremnum
  17. Tradescantia, Zebrina
  18. Ficus
  19. Fittonia
  20. Chlorophytum

Nephrolepis and fittonia on a stool, pilea, monstera and ficus on the floor

1. Pelargonium or indoor geranium

Pelargonium is a universal flower: it can be used as a houseplant, when landscaping flower beds, balconies and terraces. It requires minimal care, and long-term flowering will provide decorative effect for a long time.

The most common species in indoor floriculture is garden pelargonium or zonal pelargonium (Pelargonium x hortorum), a cultivated species obtained as a result of a series of crosses. It blooms well on northern windows. Stretches and blooms worse when thickened. With a free arrangement on the windowsill, there are no problems with color.

Can also be grown on east and west facing windows.

2. Ferns: maidenhair, asplenium, blehnum, davallia, dixonia, polypodium, nephrolepis, platycerium, pteris

Ferns, as if, by nature itself, were created to decorate northern windows and interior rooms with dim lighting.

The most popular and stable in a room environment is nephrolepis. Leaves in adult specimens reach a length of 1–1.5 m and hang beautifully on the sides of the pots. It grows well, both on windows and in the back of rooms.

3. Palms: Areca, Washingtonia, Cariota, Livistona, Rapis, Date Palm, Hamedorea

The most popular for growing in offices and living rooms are the date palm, liviston and chamedorea. All of them grow well in indoor and greenhouse conditions, do not require complex care (watering, feeding, spraying) and "dancing with tambourines".

4. Aspidistra

Shade-tolerant, easy to care for, used in floristry. In general, and all about the aspidistra.

This unpretentious plant is used for landscaping offices and apartments: it grows well, occupying the entire area of ​​the container. Hence the popular name "friendly family" got its name.

5. Dracaena, yucca

Both yucca and dracaena grow well and reach large sizes in indoor conditions - up to 1.5-2 m in height. These original plants look great in compositions with shorter crops: ferns, saloilia, piperomia and chlorophytum.

Both dracaena and yucca grow better in good lighting, but they also tolerate partial shade. With a lack of lighting, variegated forms often turn green, losing the characteristic color of the leaves.

Peperomia, Dracaena and Sansevieria

6. Wicker saxifrage

A perennial unpretentious herb with a root rosette of leaves 10-15 cm high. Shade-tolerant enough, but grows better in light or shaded places.

Saxifrage is usually grown in hanging pots or tall pots. Very beautiful variety Tricolor: it has leaves with irregular bordering pink and white.

7. Arrowroot

Classics of the Soviet window sill. Arrowroot is kept in warm rooms, in light partial shade. Suitable for hydroponic crops.

8. Monstera and Philodendron

Large! evergreens with large leathery leaves (especially large in monstera, it can reach the height of any ceiling and occupy the entire area allotted to it).

Both monstera and philodendrons are undemanding to lighting: they can be kept in the light, in partial shade and even in a dark place, but not in direct sunlight.

9. Agloaonema

A perennial rhizome plant with leathery decorative leaves that can be grown both in the back of the room and in the north window. On sale you can find a large selection of varieties in various foliage colors and bush sizes.

Aglaonema leaf color options

10 Pilea

Perennial plants with thin shoots, leaves of various shapes and colors, and small flowers of little decoration. Pylaea is used most often in indoor culture and as a ground cover plant for winter gardens. For placement, choose a moderately light, to semi-dark, but warm place.

Pylaea are suitable for hydroponic cultivation.

11. Ivy, or heder

Ivy is one of the most popular plants among indoor florists. It is so rich in various forms and varieties that everyone can choose a variety to their liking. It is used as an ampelous plant for interior decoration.

12. Sansevieria

Sansevieria is a plant traditionally used in indoor and office phytodesign. Tall forms look great as large salt meters; undersized ones can be used to decorate the soil of indoor standard plants.

13. Selaginella, the resurrection plant

A plant that looks like moss. It grows well in the back of well-lit rooms or in a group of potted plants, in the shade of larger plants. suitable for growing in florariums.

14. Saintpaulia, uzambara violet

One of the most popular indoor plants, and unlike most on the list, it is flowering. From spring to autumn, Saintpaulias require bright, diffused lighting, in winter, direct sunlight. North, east and west windows are suitable for flowering.

15. Soleroilia

A low-growing herb with thin filamentous stems and small rounded leaves, green or yellowish. It is the best plant for decorating potted soil in large plants. Soleroilia is shade-tolerant, it generally does not tolerate direct sunlight.

Nephrolepis, peperomia, and saline

16. Scindapsus, epipremnum

Liana with leathery decorative leaves, one of the best plants for vertical decoration of apartments. Looks very impressive on a vertical support.

17. Tradescantia, Zebrina

Herbaceous perennial with creeping stems, popular in Soviet times. An unpretentious plant that grows equally well in light and dark rooms (in the shade it loses its decorative effect), easily tolerates dry air. Cannot stand only direct sunlight.

Tradescantia Albiflora (Fluminensis)

18. Ficus

There are a lot of ficuses! These are evergreen trees, shrubs and even vines with small flowers, but very decorative leaves containing milky sap.

All ficuses are unpretentious and shade-tolerant, except for Ficus caricum, figs.

Some of them (Ficus lyre and dwarf) need high air humidity.

19. Fittonia

Creeping herbaceous plants with decorative leaves. Suitable for decoration of shaded rooms with high air humidity. Very popular for decorating the lower tier in greenhouses.

Fittonia, Nephrolepis and Monstera

20. Chlorophytum

Chlorophytum is shade-tolerant and unpretentious, grows well in rooms on windowsills or near windows, in bright light or in partial shade. It is better to shade from direct sunlight.

Home care for ifaeon

In natural conditions, flowering in Ifeion is observed at the end of the spring period. After that, the plant begins a dormant period. At the beginning of the autumn period, young shoots appear at the plant. In this regard, it is better to postpone the purchase of bulbs intended for planting until the end of summer. If the bulbs are stored longer, then they may dry out.

Earth mixture

Suitable soil is light and should contain a lot of leaf humus. Do not forget to make a good drainage layer at the bottom of the container. Plant the onion, burying it 5 centimeters into the soil. Drizzle with lukewarm water. It is recommended to plant several bulbs at once in one container. The first flowering is not as abundant as the subsequent ones, because the bulbs gradually grow.

Flowering features

Flowers similar to stars consist of 6 petals. They have a very delicate and spectacular color, and with abundant flowering, an extremely picturesque picture is created. For the entire flowering period, 1 bulb is capable of throwing out several peduncles. If several bulbs were planted in a container at once, then flowering can last about a month or even longer. When the plant fades, all the leaves dry out.


It is recommended to place it in a sunny place, and therefore it is better to choose a south-facing window. In autumn and winter, the ifeion should also be placed in a well-lit place, otherwise the foliage may lie down.

How to water

Watering should be done regularly, but not very abundantly. The top layer of the substrate should dry out between waterings. Irrigation water can be used with any hardness.


The first time the plant is fed at the end of winter. Before flowering begins, you need to have time to fertilize the soil 2 or 3 times. For this, any fertilizer for indoor plants is suitable. After flowering begins, fertilizing the soil should be stopped, and the flower should also be watered abundantly.

Dormant period

After the end of flowering, the foliage begins to turn yellow and dry. From this time on, the plant is not watered, it begins a dormant period that lasts until the end of the summer period. Dried leaves must be carefully cut off. During the dormant period, the soil must be occasionally moistened in order to avoid drying out of the bulbs. In this case, the flower pot itself is recommended to be rearranged in a fairly dark and cool place. The appearance of new leaves occurs at the beginning of the autumn period. The pot is moved to a well-lit place and the plant is again watered.

Reproduction methods

It can be propagated by dividing the bulbous nest, as well as by seeds. The division of the bulbs and their transplantation is carried out 1 time in 3 years. Daughter bulbs bloom in the 2nd year. Full maturation of seeds occurs 6 weeks after the beginning of the flowering period. A flower grown from seeds begins to bloom only at 3 years of age.


Flowering plants are generally more demanding on lighting, as the lack of sunlight negatively affects the appearance of buds. But even among such specimens there are shade-loving and hardy ones.


A bright houseplant with dark green heart-shaped leaves and multi-colored buds in the shape of a bedspread and a yellow cob inside. Flowering is year-round; with proper care, it does not stop throughout the year. Anthurium is moisture-loving, its homeland is the rainforests of the tropics. In rooms that are too dry, you need to install a humidifier or carry out constant spraying.

With enough daylight, it will bloom all year round. But in general he prefers diffused lighting. Direct sunlight leaves burns on the leaves.


Blooming house plant. Leaves are fleshy, powerful, starting from the base and forming a "pigtail" around a strong stem. Small buds can be orange, red, yellow, white, and grow in the shape of a bell. One peduncle can have from 10-15 to 40-60 flowers, depending on the variety. Without sufficient lighting, the plant will not bloom, and with constant diffused light, this phase lasts from spring to late autumn.

You can place a pot with clivia on the eastern or northern windows, where the burning rays of the sun will not burn the leaves. The flower tolerates low temperatures well, watering should also be fractional and infrequent.


A beautifully flowering herb, belongs to the Gesneriev family. In appearance it resembles a violet; in its natural environment it grows in the mountains of East Africa. It is a short evergreen bush with short stems. The leaves are collected in a root rosette. The leaf blade is leathery, with villi, rounded. Pink, lilac, lilac or purple flowers of five petals are collected in strong clusters.

At home, it can grow without constant bright lighting and in partial shade, at low temperatures... Does not tolerate high humidity.

The optimism of the orange garden

Orange is associated with sunshine, warmth and a sense of celebration.

A garden in such rich colors will add light and color to every corner of the infield. It is believed that this color stimulates mental activity, heals depression and even stimulates the digestive system. However, excessive exposure to the orange flower garden can lead to insomnia and headaches. We recommend reading the article on the prairie garden.

To create an orange mood garden, the following tips for choosing and placing plants in the area allocated for them may come in handy:

  1. To decorate flower beds, flower beds, a rock garden, a gazebo and a mixborder, you should choose plants not only with orange color, but also with shades of yellow. With the correct placement of plants, you can achieve a golden overflow effect.
  2. Interspersed with purple and deep blue colors will emphasize the luxury of yellow-orange shades. In doing so, care must be taken that the orange color is not overpowered by its floral companion.
  3. To create an orange garden, lilies, decorative varieties of calendula, marigold, sandersonia, escholzia, iris, as well as daylily and luxuriantly blooming rose varieties of fiery shades are perfect.
  4. To decorate the gazebo, you can use nasturtium planted in an elegant flower pot.
  5. The rock garden will be decorated with unpretentious rock alyssum and lush vinidium, and fragrant marigolds are often used to decorate the borders in orange gardens.
  6. In autumn, such garden compositions will be decorated with a variety of shrubs and trees, crowned with a crown of glowing foliage.

I'll start sharing my thoughts.
I do not have any academic or practical knowledge of landscape design, horticulture or floriculture. I have only an art education and two years of searching and reviewing material on the topic of monochrome gardens. Therefore, I apologize in advance for possible mistakes, everything written below is just my opinion, not a dissertation

The second summer in my garden is coming to an end and I already have something to say. I want to talk about color. About white in the garden.

First of all, we must remember that by saying “white”, a person can mean very different colors. Each of us has a different perception of color, and you will not specify it every time, painting all the shades and tones. Even such a seemingly "indisputable" color as white can be anything: milky, porcelain, grayish, cold and warm, transparent and dense, with yellowness and glare. Especially when it comes to living plants, there is no such color as white.

White flowers have bright orange anthers, the petals may have purple veins, the pistil may be green, for example, and so on. And if a single flower is identified by us as white, then a large curtain, a bush, can clearly lead to one or another shade. For example, a clearing of white crocuses with a yellow eye will clearly lead the general color perception to yellow and, most likely, will not make friends, for example, with a bluish juniper.

I would conventionally divide flowers and plants traditionally used to create a white flower garden into three groups: warm, cold and green

Warm - these are flowers with yellow, orange "details". Lemon yellow - cold - is quite rare. This also includes plants with milky, beige inflorescences.

Cold - with pink and blue hues. This group also includes plants with gray, bluish and silvery foliage or needles.

Green is green. There are now many varieties with green flowers. They usually have more or less white. For example, phlox "GreenExpectations", rose "GreenIce" and so on. In the same group I will include plants with variegated foliage. All of them can be both cold and warm. For example, hosts are perfect: examples with bluish or bright white spots will help create a composition in a cold scale, with yellow ones - they will be partners for "warm" ones.

On the one hand, there is a rule that warm and cold do not interfere. On the other hand, it is known that the rules can and should be broken for an outstanding result. But in order to break the rules, you need to know them. I'm still learning the rules so that I would be happy to break them later.

A few examples:

Image source:
In the first photo, tulips with a warm herbal hue clearly stand out from the general range. But because of their shape, elevation above the flower garden, they solo and work in contrast with the overall cold scale.

In the second photo, the overall gamut is again cold, but we see two large yellow warm spots on either side of the path. My eye personally identifies this as a "bug" in the system.

It is imperative to mention the inanimate elements of the garden. Their color also takes part in the game. Garden furniture, gazebos, fencing, the color of gravel or tiles can play an important role.

See how a gray stone teamed with yew and “cold” gravel balances out the grassy “warm” greens of hydrangea and fern. If there were brick-colored tiles and a wooden fence, the yew would be sad and lonely.

Thus, the gray-violet gazebo will play with lavender or seaside cineraria and blue spruce, and the light tree of the shop will support the bright suns of the daisies.

The "White Garden" of Andre Citroën's Park in Paris is surrounded by high blank white walls, and paths and white sand areas are laid in the garden itself. I think this creates the perfect clean backdrop for plants.

By the way, in the "Black Garden" of the same park, black marble is used in abundance and the garden is really black, although everyone knows that black flowers do not exist.

We think that by excluding color from the task, that is, by deciding to create a monochrome flower garden, we have simplified our task. But no. But this is even more interesting!

I hope you found it interesting and useful!
For information: the text is all mine. links to sources of images under the photographs.


Previous Article

Cambria - Orchids - Cultivation techniques and main species of the Cambria Orchid

Next Article

Vitamin A Veggies: Learn About Vegetables High In Vitamin A