Let’s talk Houseplants
Houseplants are becoming more popular all the time. I used to have a few small and maybe one good size plant. Once you become slightly obsessed with plants, it’s like you start collecting them. There are all sorts of articles about the benefits of having plants in your home. But for me, it’s about the pure enjoyment of having them fill my spaces in my home and also taking care of them. I like the puttering around on the day that I care for my plants. Sometimes it takes only 15 minutes. But usually, I have a plant that may need re-potting (spring and summer is better for re-planting), or I need to trim it, maybe add a stake and twine to a plant. I love it all! One of my favorite authors and plant experts is Hilton Carter. You can follow on Instagram @Hiltoncarter and his books: Wild at Home and his new release Wild Interiors. (Keep reading about the giveaway) He also does Instagram live segments on Apartment Therapy where he answers your plant questions. I am not an expert on plants, but I do know that I love them and I have sort of figured out which plants do well in my light-filled home and those plants that are great in low-light areas of my home.
Plants Make People Happy.
The Sill in New York City is temporarily closed, but they do have an online shop where you can order plants, get a Monthly Subscription Box, and they even offer virtual workshops for as little as $10! I can’t think of a better Mother’s Day Gift. A new plant with a “ceramic message pop” and maybe a gift certificate for an online workshop for mom! Note: Their website indicated that orders must be received by May 3rd for Mother’s Day delivery!
Our dining room with plants
Our dining room without plants
Our Coffee Bar with Plants
Our coffee bar without plants
A corner of our living room
and what it looks like without plants…and a diffuser
I thought the best way was to show you the difference plants make in each space was to show the same space with and without plants! To me, it’s dramatic. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and sign up for the giveaway!
A few of my houseplants favorites & must-haves + A Giveaway
a. brass mister // b. plant fertilizer // c. moisture meter // d. indoor greenhouse // e. grow lightbulb // f. trellis // g. bamboo stakes // h. a ceramic message pops // i. watering can // j. Wild at Home + Wild Interiors
Leave a comment here and make sure I have a way of reaching you. Follow me at @most_lovely_things and @annielivingwell and for each follow and comment you will receive one entry for a chance to win a copy of Hilton Carter’s new book, Wild at Home. It’s #1 New Release in Home Decorating and would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift or keep for yourself! Giveaway ends Tuesday at 5 pm EST.
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