The Mandatory Green Space

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…” 

Henry David Thoreau

I was reading Thoreau’s Walden recently and I could see how correct he was. As a person living in an apartment, my craving for the green landscape is intense. I long for the romance of the green fields and oranges of the skyscapes. Walden did impress me a lot and this craving for the green settlement is growing ever so strong in me.

Apartment life could really constrain the gardener in you. With the limited spaces and no direct sunlight, apartments hardly offer a space for your dream garden. Despite of the limitations, a lot of us are trying to harbor as many greens as possible in our concrete abodes.

The mosaic plant is an excellent choice for your indoor water garden

The green space in my apartment is a very personal area where I have included as many plants as possible. My garden is more of green than of reds, oranges or yellows. The limited sunlight doesn’t really let me have any flowering plants except for the few wild ones I have found during my road trips.

I believe that every house needs a green space. Plants add to your happiness and calm. Everyone should give a chance for the flora space to exist. It could be a space of your rejuvenation.

The Surinam spinach I found during my last trip to Varkala


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