Spread across 32 scenic and peaceful acres, Collingwood Apartment Homes in Alpharetta, Georgia, with its lake, walking paths, and proximity to popular hiking trailheads affords its residents easy opportunity to step outside and enjoy some of the benefits and beauty that nature brings.
And Collingwood’s balconies, sunrooms and bright and open interiors are just the right spaces for the pleasant and practical placement of even more plants. There’s a healing power to them, both for body and soul: lavender to help you relax and get to sleep, a lush pot of variegated arrowhead vine to round out a corner and serve as an organic air purifier, and that reliable stalwart, aloe vera—it’s not just for sunburns anymore.
Ready to step into the spirit of spring by bringing some greenery into your home? Collingwood’s Idea Specialists ™ say it’s hard to go wrong with the popular and hardy indoor specimens:
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plants
- Spider Plants
Note: When deciding which types of plants to have in your home, do your research. Know which plants are best if you share your abode with pets: Plants and Pets.
They also can’t say enough good about two Georgia-based sources for almost all things green: Pikes Nurseries located just 15 minutes from Collingwood Apartment Homes, perfect for a Saturday morning outing, (with its own “Play in the Dirt Club”. How cathartic would that be?) And of course, The Home Depot is right around the corner, with everything from decorative containers to dirt and fertilizer and, yes, the plants themselves. You can do your one-stop shopping at any one of those stores’ numerous and convenient locations in the area.
No time for that sort of field trip? Another easy way to get started is to buy the fresh herb plants when you’re making your regular run to Publix. If you’re looking for a fun project, you can make yourself a hanging herb garden with their guidance.
You also can find all manner of indoor garden starter kits on Amazon, including this cute and low-maintenance mason jar set of hydroponic rosemary, lavender, and oregano. (Remember, lavender has been shown to help with anxiety and insomnia. And, speaking of science, check out this study conducted with Texas A&M that showed that being around plants helps with memory retention and concentration!)
Whether you’re new to the greatness of greenery or just feel like you need a little refresher course on care and feeding, a reliable source for guidance is MarthaStewart.com. Martha always offers up great tips and techniques to help navigate plants, both the indoor and outdoor types.
And some aloe vera. Because in addition to being a safe and effective treatment for minor burns? Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a great vitamin-rich and decidedly wallet- and eco-friendly skin serum.
So, with spring right around the corner, March 20, to be exact, plan now to bring the outdoors at Collingwood Apartment Homes, and enjoy all the benefits plants have to offer!