I think by now you all know that I have a little love affair with houseplants. Somewhere along the line, I got my mom’s love of growing flowers and plants inside the house. She has long been a green thumb in that arena, with my dad’s enduring love for vegetable gardening taking over for first place in his life’s passion.
So, whenever I get a chance, I add a new houseplant. Now that I have more windows in the den, you can bet there will be more plants down there too. I love the life they bring to a room and it really does work. Plants add oxygen into the air, did you know that? Add a living thing to your room and watch it make a difference. On a side table. On a pedestal. On the floor.
Add a plant!
I do have to replace them sometimes along the way. The smaller pots don’t always make it for me, but it’s worth the extra few bucks to add a new one. This little planter in my bedroom got a new plant recently and with the light coming in the window, I hope it makes it. And I have to remember to water these often. So far, so good!
The fiddle leaf fig that I bought a couple of years ago is still doing well in here too. I had to trim off one side of the shoots that are growing to even it up a bit, but it’s liking this spot.
I don’t remember the name of this one, but it’s doing well too and has been in this pot for at least 2 years. It seems to like this spot too and is growing vigorously. It would look so empty in my living room without my live and growing plants.
Ivy plants are the ones that usually die on me. They do require a lot of water and I sometimes leave them too long. But, this one is newly replanted and I’m hoping for the best. Planted in a vintage white planter, it adds a nice touch to my side table.
Another fiddle leaf fig is doing well in this pot by the window. I love the shape of these figs.
A brand new Limelight Dracaena came home with me from Lowes. I cannot resist lime foliage, it gets me every time! With the new windows in the den, this one will get plenty of filtered light. That’s a 50 cent yardsale planter I found last summer.
The hens and chicks succulents survived our cold winter outside on the porch and are doing fine. I haven’t ventured out there yet to clean up the pollen. You can see how bad the glass table looks right now, but this planter will be ready for me when I finally get that porch cleaned up and ready for summer.
So, that’s my undying love for living plants inside the house and out on the porch. I do love plants and flowers and gardening. Those things just add so much to life and make the summers enjoyable. So, think about adding some plants inside if you haven’t already.
What are your favorite indoor plants?
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