It’s been a beautiful fall in Winnipeg. Lots of warm days with cool nights that make the perfect weather for a few end of season camping trips or the chance to bundle up in your favorite cozy sweater and go for a long walk to enjoy the changing landscape. The air has a certain crispness and freshness that inspires creativity and seems to bring new strength for the winter ahead. Now I’d like to think that’s all that’s needed to keep spirits high throughout a Manitoba winter but let’s be honest, it’s going to take a bit more than a gentle breeze to get us through.
Aside from taking a mid-winter vacation to somewhere tropical, the best remedy I know is to gather all things green and bring them indoors. This is the time of year when I clear out my mud room of everything practical and turn it into an urban jungle, a plant therapy room of sorts. Complete with a breakfast nook that doubles as a home office so that I can spend as much time as possible breathing in nature. I know not everyone has a bright sunny room to dedicate to plants but even bringing a few select pieces of greenery into your house can make a huge difference. Even if your home doesn’t have much natural light, you can sill bring a bit of summer into your living space.
Below is a list of my favorite plants that will get you started on the path of indoor greening. The best part is that these plants are all low light tolerant and don’t require frequent watering.