A windowsill garden is ideal for bringing life to small spaces and adding a refreshing breath of brightness to any room.

Photograph by: Mdbildes

Do:   Grow herbs.   Herbs are easy to care for, particularly for novice gardeners.   Beyond serving as decor, homegrown herbs dual function as fresh kitchen staples.   Basil, rosemary, and mint are fragrant, accessible, and useful.

Photograph by: Magdanatka

Don’t:   Overcrowd.   Avoid letting your garden get out of hand, which can create a messy, overgrown look.   Play around with space by advancing to hanging pots, or using plants of different heights to fill the negative space of an empty windowsill.