Silhouettes of tree limbs twisted graceful against gray skies. Snuggling by the the fire at night under cozy blankets. Just one more mug of hot coffee before we get on with our day.
And while winter most certainly has her charm, I do so miss warmer days when playing in the dirt and caring for my outdoor plants is almost a daily ritual.
I told you guys that I love to have green plants inside during the winter months, but I neglected to tell you that if you start with just one plant, you may not be able to stop there! You may find yourself adding to your little plant family every week or two!
But that’s absolutely okay because plants are perfect for decorating!
If you don’t have a green thumb don’t worry. There’s no need to spend a lot, just pick up a plant next time you’re at the grocery. Tuck your grocery store plant in a weathered terra cotta pot and for under $10.00 (sometimes for under $5 !) you’ve got a pretty pick-me-up for a dreary spot…
(if it turns out you fall in love with your plant and want to keep her long past winter, you’ll need to repot her of course…she needs room to grow~)
A grocery store hanging basket of ivy is perfect for making an easy topiary. Simply repot the ivy in a slightly larger pot and gently push a small topiary form into the center. Then wind the trailing ivy all around the form… Since it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day —>
These are cute
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Terrariums are pretty to have around too and if they’re closed, you simply spritz them to water and once or twice a week take the top off so they can dry out a little. I made this one HERE.
And I added a tiny corner of moss to a vintage syrup bottle and this cutie lasted 5 months! HERE
If you really have no plant skills, try succulents! They’re super easy to keep alive, the only thing that will kill them fast is over-watering!
Add a whimsical banner to a shallow pot of succulents for a fairy garden effect…
This project was a little more difficult but well worth it! This wreath lasted almost a year! When the wreath started looking ratty (because the succulents grew and became lanky), I took the healthy ones out and replanted them…HERE’S how to make a succulent wreath!
(and I used the wreath as a centerpiece some of the time!)
I’ve been decorating with plants for as long as I can remember. These days my little plant family has grown into a pretty large plant family. We even built rustic shelves to hold them…
Do you have any house plants? If so, what are your favorites?