Colour is a language we all speak. It is powerful, it is universal. It can alter a living space. It can enhance a certain mood and excite the senses. In fact, even purchasing choices are made within seconds, driven by colour alone.
Owing to the global health crisis of COVID-19, many governments have issued lockdown in most countries at present. People are locked up in their homes, itching to go out. There are so many people talking about cherishing the spring season outside –the lush green trees and the chirping birds. Don’t fret, if you are one of them! Don’t let the coronavirus lockdown dampen your spirits.
Our solution is to get your fingers green. Out of all the colours out there, the colour green is believed to bring forth new ideas and prosperity. You can bring the outside indoors by using lush, green plants and create a small home garden for yourself. It is sure to bring new life to your indoors and add the much-needed positivity to your living space during these challenging and gloomy times. Your home garden and balconies are a place of refuge, now more than ever. If you have one, use this time to spruce it up.
If you are not lucky enough to have a patch of greenery outside, then you can create plenty of it right inside your home, on your window sills and balconies. If you have limited space, there are many compact plant varieties that are perfect for small spaces. Look for words like mini, dwarf or patio on seed packets and plant them in tiny containers or a small raised bed. All you need to do is make sure that the space gets at least six to eight hours of sunlight a day.
You can try your hands at growing tender tomatoes, dwarf chillies and strawberries as well if you have always wanted to grow your own salad-friendly veggies. You can also opt for english ivy, spider plants, azalea, aloe vera, areca palm or dracaena if salad-friendly veggies are not what you fancy.
Houseplants can transform your surroundings and help bring a little of the garden into a home while also improving the air quality. Now, isn’t that a win-win situation?
To conclude, developing a green thumb is a fabulous way to pass time during this quarantine and might be just what you need during the coronavirus crisis.
As Pedro Calderon de la Barca rightly said, “Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”