If it’s too hot to enjoy the great outdoors, add a little nature to your great indoors
Pros: Inexpensive, low-maintenance, pretty flowers. Cons: Do not tolerate overwatering well, so go easy.
Pros: Easy to grow; can look impressively treelike. Cons: Many have a milky sap that may cause skin issues.
Pros: Flowers come in a variety of textures and colors. Cons: Needs trimming to produce fresh growth.
Pros: Endless variety; very minimal water requirements. Cons: Prickly spines are bad for pets and handsy guests.
Pros: Fresh herbs for cooking. Cons: Require a lot of light or they get “leggy,” as the stems grow long and thin.