Winter gardens can be considered true green refuges in the home. The small space, planned with finger-selected plants, invigorates the environment, makes the place cooler, moister and, at the same time, provides relaxation and relaxation.
The concept of the winter garden came into being in Europe, in countries where cold and snow made it impossible for plants to survive in the open air. The only way to get the warm green of the plants, even during the winter, was to keep them indoors, protected from low temperatures.
The idea was so certain that even the most tropical of countries - ours - surrendered to the charms of this kind of garden.
But how to set up a winter garden? What are the characteristics that define it? And how to cultivate? Calm! We have all these answers here in this post. Want to set up a winter garden in your home? So check out all the tips we've got to help you.
Types of winter garden
You can create your winter garden basically in two ways. The first is under a translucent cover that allows the passage of light, necessary for the development of plants. The other way is to leave a gap open in the ceiling, where plants can receive not only light, but also ventilation and even rainwater. However, in this case it is important to have side protection in the winter garden so that the environment is not affected by rain, wind and cold.
Uncovered winter gardens are also suitable for those who want to grow high growth species, such as trees.
Where to do the winter garden
There is no specific place in the house where the winter garden can be made. You are totally free to create it wherever you want, whether in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bedroom or even in the bathroom. Most importantly, the winter garden is set in an environment where it can be enjoyed and enjoyed as much as possible, and of course the ideal conditions for full development.
However, most people prefer to do the winter garden in a living room, such as the living room or dining room, but this is not an absolute rule.
How To Make the Winter Garden
The winter garden can be mounted on a flowerbed where the plants are placed directly on the ground or else you can choose to set up a winter garden with only pots.
This varies according to the type of plant that will be used in the garden and the light and ventilation conditions of the chosen location.
If you have more space available, the conservatory can still have water fountains or even a small lake. Another tip is to use wooden benches, futons, hammocks and swings to make the place even more cozy and comfortable.
And finally, finalize the winter garden with stones and gravels that help absorb moisture and make way for passage in the place. Another suggestion is to use wooden deck to line the garden floor.
However, if you do not have much space left in your home, do not worry. Yet it is possible to create an incredible winter garden. You can enjoy the span under the stairs or maybe, in the last case, set up a vertical winter garden. Place the plants leaning against the wall and complement the space with a water fountain and cushions.
How to Care for the Winter Garden
A winter garden is just like all the others. It needs minimal care, such as watering, pruning and fertilization, but depending on the type of plant these care may be higher or lower.
Most important of all is to ensure brightness. No plant survives without light, other than water. Offer water according to the needs of each species.
If you do not have a lot of time for gardening consider simpler maintenance plants like succulents, Swords of St. George and zamioculcas . But if you want to open a space in your agenda for this therapeutic activity, think of plants as orchids, for example, they give more work, but without a doubt, they will compensate you with beautiful flowers.
Plants for the winter garden
The plants for the winter garden should preferably be those who prefer to live the shade or half shade, since indoors the lighting is not so abundant when compared to the outdoors.
And in this case the options are many, from creeping plants to small trees can be included in the project.
Write down the most recommended plants for a winter garden:
- Sword of Saint George or of Santa Barbara;
- Rafis palm tree;
- Peace lily;
- Nobody can with me;
- Succulents in general;
- Pau d'água.
No matter how big the space you have in your house, what really matters is to give the green plants a chance to invade your life and turn those gray days into something colorful, joyful and full of life. Check out a selection of photos of winter gardens from the most traditional to the most creative for you to be inspired - and motivate. Come and see:
Picture 1 - The lateral opening guarantees the adequate illumination for the small tree; the stones complete the look of this small, simple winter garden.
Picture 2 - This winter garden was built under the free span of the roof structure in the outside area of the house; the grass and the path that simulates a paved street give the garden a touch of originality.
Picture 3 - To make the bath time even more pleasurable invest in a conservatory inside the bathroom.
Picture 4 - In this house the conservatory of winter was constructed in the outside and can be contemplated by the glass.
Picture 5 - A winter garden of rustic stones and plants under direct sunlight.
Picture 6 - The wooden benches allow to make the most of the winter garden, in which case it was made with only stones and a small tree.
Picture 7 - The conservatory integrates the two parts of the house; the low floor plan and the brick wall give the cozy touch of the environment.
Picture 8 - Already here, the option was for a wooden deck to accommodate those who need a moment of rest.
Figure 9 - The apparent concrete house bet on a winter garden full of stones.
Image 10 - The inevitable space that remains under the stairs can be very well taken advantage of with a winter garden.
Picture 11 - The moment of the meals becomes much more pleasant with a conservatory like these inside the kitchen.
Picture 12 - The sofa leaning in the window makes the winter garden an even more cozy experience
Picture 13 - Inside the pots, the banana trees of garden go out in direct sunlight; glass prevents weather conditions from affecting the interior of the house.
Image 14 - A good way to entertain visitors is to build a conservatory in the hall.
Picture 15 - A warm winter garden that seems to embrace who enters.
Picture 16 - Choose the plants of the winter garden according to the degree of luminosity and ventilation that the place receives.
Picture 17 - The wooden deck leaves any winter garden more valued.
Picture 18 - The already grown tree guarantees shade and freshness for entrance of the house; highlight to the small lake of stones next door.
Image 19 - The sliding glass door guarantees complete freedom for the residents to access the winter garden whenever they wish.
Image 20 - Bamboo is the highlight of this winter garden that was created between the environments of the house.
Picture 21 - These huge wooden doors guard and protect the delicate winter garden.
Picture 22 - These huge wooden doors guard and protect the delicate winter garden.
Picture 23 - Even the most modern and cool houses do not give up a refreshing winter garden
Picture 24 - Special lighting ensures that the winter garden is appreciated at different times throughout the day.
Picture 25 - Winter garden on the wall; the important thing is that it is present.
Picture 26 - Glasses on all sides so that the winter garden can be appreciated from the most different angles of the house.
Image 27 - The presence of figures that translate peace, like that of the Buddha statue, is perfect for a winter garden.
Image 28 - The neon sign carries the message that plants want to hear.
Picture 29 - The koi pond gives a zen touch to this winter garden.
Picture 30 - In the hallway of the house, the conservatory guarantees a mental break for the often troubled routine.
Image 31 - Green bathroom design.
Image 32 - Have you tired of work? Just turn the chair and relax a bit while you contemplate the garden.
Image 33 - The owner of the house had no doubts, soon put the tub inside the conservatory.
Image 34 - The concrete slabs on the stones make it easy to walk through the winter garden.
Picture 35 - Winter garden framed by water.
Picture 36 - Use the winter garden to divide and demarcate environments.
Picture 37 - Simple winter garden: here, the plants were placed in tall pots and the ground covered by pebbles.
Picture 38 - For a cleaner look bet on white stones for the winter garden.
Picture 39 - Water conservatory.
Picture 40 - Enjoy your winter garden as you see fit.
Image 41 - The warm color on the wall is an invitation to come and stay.
Picture 42 - Mount the winter garden in proportion to the space you have available; the bigger the more interesting area is to plant a tree.
Picture 43 - The stroller at the entrance of the winter garden signals that it is also much appreciated by children.
Picture 44 - Everyone needs a special place to cool their heads and relax when they get home.
Picture 45 - Always keep your winter garden pruned, watered and well lit.
Picture 46 - And if there are no more plants on the floor, use the wall.
Picture 47 - Well equipped, this conservatory has everything the little plants need: a translucent ceiling, fan and appropriate lighting.
Image 48 - The lull of white contrasted with the fresh balance of green.
Image 49 - The row of bamboos fills the space of peace and tranquility.
Picture 50 - Already in this project, only one vase was enough to create that special little corner.
Picture 51 - The modern window brings elegance to the simple winter garden.
Picture 52 - Under the stairs, the pacovás grow of wind in saves.
Picture 53 - To close with a golden key the design of the winter garden, a fireplace!
Picture 54 - To close with a golden key the design of the winter garden, a fireplace!
Image 55 - Plants can also come from above in a winter garden.
Picture 56 - A winter garden in the bathroom capable of making anyone forget about life.
Image 57 - No matter the time, the conservatory will always be there waiting for you.
Image 58 - Lots of natural light to ensure the development of the tree planted in the pot.
Image 59 - Winter garden in layers: first the stones, then the water and, finally, the plant bed.
Image 60 - Wood and plants: always a great combination for warm and comfortable winter gardens.