One of my go-to moves when decorating is to dot plants around the house – they add a lovely natural element to any space and make it feel more warm and alive. I find it’s especially important to have plants in the winter, when cold and snow take over the landscape (dude, it is SERIOUSLY chilly in Ottawa today!). You may remember our benjamin ficus (aka. fig tree) that we were gifted a little while ago. It is still happy as a clam in the corner of our dining room in it’s trendy dipped planter.
Two other plants I had in the living room were not looking so hot. This guy needed to have his dead leaves removed…
And this guy was looking okay, but was never actually potted into that holder (I had just dumped the plastic planter he came in into the metallic thing).
It was time to give these guys a little TLC and some new digs. There was nothing wrong with the metallic planters, but I was feeling a little bored of them. Plus, I had another use for them as craft supply storage.
This also gave me an excuse to buy one of these white lacy planters from IKEA (you know, these sweet ‘skurar’ ones?) for a mere 4 bones. I had been eyeing them on every trip to IKEA for the last little while and just couldn’t resist.
Out came the plant and re-potted into it’s new home. This also gave me a chance to beef up the earth situation, adding in some extra nutrients to keep this guy alive.
And then I did the same for fella #2. The grey ceramic planter was one that I had picked up thrifting ages ago for around $2. I liked its asymmetrical top, grey colour, and fun little dots.
And now the plants are back in their homes, looking much improved.
Are you guys plant people? I don’t have much of a green thumb (at all), so I need to stick to pretty hardy plants. Just a bit of water here and there and that’s it. Anything more complicated and forget about it. Any plant tips or faves?