1.12.2016

Adding New House Plants




Adding New House Plants

If you read my 2016 Goals or Clearance Junkie post you might remember me pointing out that one of my home goals is adding new house plants to every room in the house.  I love plants and I have a few of them around the house but I haven't always been the best plant caretaker.  I went through a phase when every last one of my plants died on me.  I had completely given up, I was sure that I was doomed with a permanent black thumb.

Adding New House Plants

A few years ago I finally got up the courage to bring a ZZ plant home from a trip to Ikea.  It was supposed to be a low maintenance plant so I thought I would give it a try.  Years later I am happy to announce my ZZ is still alive and it's big!  This plant is the least picky plant ever.  It made me comfortable to slowly start adding new house plants into my home again and now I can't get enough of them.  I try my best to stick to medium to low maintenance plants and it has been working for me.

Adding New House Plants

Plants are great for the homes interior.  They help improve your homes air quality by freshening it up and removing harmful pollutants.  They add beauty, and color which makes them great to decorate with.  There are so many choices to dress them up in pretty planters, they come in different materials, sizes, colors and textures.  It's a great way to bring some nature into your home as well.

This year I already added a few new guys, so without further ado...

Adding New House Plants

The first one is this beautiful spiky Aloe plant.  I bought this one at Ikea.  I think Ikea is a great source for plants.  I have bought quite a few plants from them and none of them have died, knock on wood!

Adding New House Plants

Adding New House Plants

On a trip to Lowes last week, me and my six year old daughter got side tracked by the plants isles and she asked if I could buy her a plant, #proudmommymoment how could I resist?   We took home two Snake plants one for their bedroom and another one for ours.  We got home and quickly re-potted them into some black planters I bought a couple months ago.

Adding New House Plants

Another trip to Lowes for a return brought home this beauty.  I had never seen one of these before but I read the tag and learned it is called Philodendron Silver.  I could not resist it's beauty so into the shopping cart she went and now she is here enchanting our home with its presence.  I can't wait to re-pot it!

Adding New House Plants

Then I was at the grocery store and over by the register there was a shelf full of plants with a $1.99 sign on it and you know I was there!  I quickly spotted two that were on my wish list and into my grocery cart they went too.

I'm so excited to have already added 6 new plants to our home this year and we aren't even half way through January.  If I continue at this pace the house might look like a jungle by the end of the year but that isn't the look I'm going for, so I might have to slow down a bit.  Now all that is left is to re-pot them into their new pots for and sprinkle them around the house.

Hanging planters out of metal bowls—love this! (click through for tutorial)
A Beautiful Mess

I have always wanted to have a few hanging planters so I looked for inspiration online and I pinned some pretty DIY macrame.  I am going try my hand at making my own and see what happens.  

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17 comments:

  1. Love them all they all look amazingi am literally addicted to my house plants and keep adding and adding. Laci

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    1. I feel the same way my husband and daughters aren't even surprised anymore when i arrive home with a new plant or if they loose me at a store they always know where to find me, ha!

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  2. love them - I really think plants make houses look like homes!
    Jess www.beautifulbreakable.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more, they definitely make the home feel homey!

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  3. Oh you give me hope! I swear I have a black thumb but I want greenery so bad!!

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    1. I know the feeling but thankfully there are so many low maintenance plants choices out there for people like us!

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  4. These are some great choices! Thanks!

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  5. Omg these are great. I need some green inside my house, but for some reason every plant dies on me. I am ashamed. I have a Poinsettia I got during the holidays that is still alive so I am keeping it around as long as I could!

    www.writingmotherfashionista.com

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    1. In the past I've had Poinsettia but that was in my "killing plant days" so they never survived for me, I don't think they would even make it to see the New Year. I hope yours thrives! Google how to care for it, that's what I do!

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  6. I need to get some little ones for my house. But I'll also be in need of low-maintenance plants.

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    1. Definitely try to start with low maintenance, that's what I do, I don't want to be a killer anymore, ha!

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  7. What an awesome find at the store! nothing like discounts on what you've been wanting! I think its awesome you checked this goal off your list and I can't wait to do the same!

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    1. Yes I can't wait to cross more stuff off my list this year!

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  8. Love indoor plants, but I have the same problem. I can't keep them alive! I've never thought of getting them at Ikea. I'll have to look next time I'm there!

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    1. Yes Ikea has a nice selection for really good prices, good luck!

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  9. I’m so happy. I just bought a sweet creeping fig plant that came in a glazed off-white pot with a rope hanger. It looks so pretty hanging over my kitchen sink. I love the way a houseplant can add life to any room. This beautiful but delicate creeping fig plant is hard to find, so I hope this one stays healthy for me.

    Margaret @ Boston North Shore Real Estate

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