December 13, 2019

Soothe your senses for the rest of the holiday period with these useful plants!

Smell

Peace Lilies are subtly fragrant and happily bloom throughout the year. They are low maintenance and widely known for their air purifying quality—perfect for opening up the home and adding a breath of fresh air to any space. Peace Lilies do need both sun and shade to survive, so if you introduce them to your home, make sure to place them in just the right spot to achieve both.

See

These pointy succulents are aptly named Mother-In-Law’s Tongue. Representing the sharpness of a certain in-law’s speech, these gorgeous plants take very little effort to care for and will provide a fresh look to your home. They also help remove pollutants from the air. These plants are toxic for cats and dogs, so they won’t be ideal for those with pets.

Taste

Keeping a small herb garden perched on your kitchen windowsill is a great way to add instant flavour to your Christmas dishes. The best herbs to grow in the summer period are ones such as basil, sage and thyme. To care for your herb garden, make sure that you take it outside from time to time to ensure it is getting enough sunlight and fresh air. You can also use a liquid fertiliser to make sure it has enough nutrients.

Feel

Aloe Vera is known for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities.
It’s perfect for soothing sunburns during summer and also makes for a super soft moisturiser. Aloe Vera thrives in bright, indirect sunlight, and indoor temperatures just so happen to be the most ideal for this plant.

For more stories on living, creating and exploring the local neighbourhood, read the summer edition of the Watagan Park Wanderer Magazine here.

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