Indoor Gardens

Indoor gardens allow us to reconnect with nature and, in a sense, “bring the outdoors in.” The foliage of houseplants comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colours, and they require less fertiliser. The majority of indoor plants are evergreens that demand moderate sunlight. The amount of light at any given location would vary according to time of year (angle of sun, day length), window curtain, wall color and location itself.

While insufficient light causes poor plant growth, too much light can injure leaves, causing them to bleach, scald, or even dry. This can also happen if plants are not moved from inside to outside or vice versa in a gradual manner. Some of the houseplants are aglonema, chamaedorea, monsteria, ferns, dracaena, philodendron and dieffenbachia.

Garden of Flowers

Flower garden is a combination of plants of different heights, colors, textures, fragrances to create interest and delight to senses. The majority of the time, it is planted for ornamental purposes. Your garden should be divided into three sections: trees, shrubs, and ground cover. Plants should be placed in raised beds, borders, and walkways.

Observe the amount of sun/shade, temperature and soil condition in your garden. As different flowers bloom at different periods of the year, consider the time, when you want your flowers to blossom, and how long you want them to bloom. You can have them all bloom at once or stagger them throughout the growing season.

You can create themed parts in your flower garden, such as a butterfly garden, bird garden, wild life garden, rose garden, perennial garden, shade garden, water garden, and cacti garden.

Garden of the Mughals

Mughal garden design is influenced by Persian garden style and dates back to the Mughal dynasty. The use of rectilinear layouts within walled enclosures, with pools, fountains, and canals, is prevalent in these gardens. Shalimar Gardens in Lahore/Srinagar, Pinjore Gardens, and the Taj Mahal are just a few examples.

In structural design, sunlight and its effect are key considerations. Architects carefully chose textures and shapes to harness light. Shade is provided mostly by trees and trellises. Pavilions and walls are also structurally important. To irrigate the garden, a type of subterranean tube known as a ‘Qanat’ is dug beneath the water table. By establishing arches between the exterior and inner areas, this gardening style seeks to combine the ‘indoor with the outdoor.’