Sunday, January 5, 2014

Liven Up Your Space



As the days become shorter and grayer I relish the green life I have inside our little home. My little green people bring me so much joy. I'm not totally one of those weird women that talks to their house plants and treats them like children or anything. Wait, who am I kidding? Of course I talk to my house plants. I also like to dress them up with fancy pots. They love their new pots.

Anyway, I wanted to share a few examples of homes that benefit from green life. Not only do house plants better the air quality inside your space but there is a lot to be said for having organic matter in your home. Sure, sometimes its hard to remember to water your plants (get one of those self-watering bulb things) and there may be a learning curve in knowing how to care for your plant if you have never loved one before. I don't know everything so don't be afraid. I have been known to kill a plant or two...Usually with a good watering and and some sunlight they will perk back up.



The tree in this last picture is called a fiddle-leaf ficus fig. I want one of these in my house so bad I can't stand it. I gotta save my pennies and maybe I will get one this summer when the local green houses open back up. Man do I want one. They are so beautiful.

The tall spikey plants in the window of the bedroom above are called a snake plant or a mother in law's tongue. You cannot kill these things and they are great for the air in your home. They were every where in the Cayman Islands and I'm sure are much happier there than in my house but it does well here too. It is one of the first plants we got and that was a little over two years ago.

Succulents are great too. They won't die very easily either. Well, Laurie might have killed some once but I think she has turned a corner and would do better now if she tried again. :-)

Go out and find a little happy bit of green for your home! And check out our Pinterest for some other houseplant ideas.

Happy Winter!

-Alison

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