Decorating With Plants

8.07.2017

There is nothing easier to decorate with than plants. I don't exactly have a green thumb, but if a plant dies I just go get another since they don't cost that much. Plants are great for adding texture, a pop of color, softening hard edges and they clean the air.

All I have to do is remember to water and what the balance is of just the right amount.


I can't remember what this plant is, but I picked it up at Lowes and it is doing well in this spot next to the window.

I love the soft wispy tendrils against the chippy urn.

There's nothing easier to grow than air plants like these in my summer great room.

I tucked this ivy in my vintage ironstone punch bowl. I love using unusual vessels for my plants.

This one is doing well in the foyer with the eastern light that comes in.

I have had this ivy the longest and it has moved from room to room and seems to adapt well to each space. This one is in another vintage ironstone bowl. I like to use moss to cover up the plastic pot that the ivy came in.



This is what was going on while I was taking the pictures.

I need to go pick her up from the kennel soon since she had to stay there over the weekend while we cleaned out my dad's home.

Have a great week!


23 comments:

  1. I love plants, too! Every summer the ferns on my screen porch grow like crazy, and I do NOTHING but water. Always hard to let those go at the end of the season, but they are too big and messy for the inside. Lots of shedding. Have a great Monday! Good luck with your dad's house. I know that must be difficult.

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  2. I love having plants my home as well. I love Maidenhair Ferns and have tried my best to keep them alive. They are by far the pickiest and most unforgiving if you miss watering them. I can keep other Ferns going butt not those!

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  3. This is interesting to me. I never thought of plants as decorative. I love plants and have several throughout the house. A tip, remember to fertilize and the plants will do better if you take them out of the pot they come in and repot in some good potting soil. Another plant you might like is a maidenhair fern. Very pretty, easy to grow and if it does dry out and start to look dead, you can cut it back - to the dirt even (!!!) and it will come back even prettier. I am amazed you all could clean out a house in a weekend. Brings back (not good) memories of cleaning out my grandparents house last year.

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  4. I love living plants in a home too. I love the vessels you have tucked them into.

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  5. Plants add that last essential layer of design! All so pretty!!

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  6. Just spent the morning watering and pruning plants in the house after being away and neglecting these poor ladies...yes, ladies, as a friend told me that in her country they referred to their plants as ladies...hmmmm...I have a plant I call Myrtle...and Ivy...and Fern. Great plants..love how they add pretty texture and color to a room.

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  7. There are about 40 different plants in the Spathiphyllum genus that are really easy to grow. The common name for these are peace lilies. Even I find it hard to kill these plants.

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    1. Common name is peace lilies. Yikes.

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  8. Kim, your house plants do look happy in their surroundings! They add so much energy to a room!!

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  9. Hi Kim, I believe the fern in your first picture is an Arborvitae Fern. Vikki in VA. http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/2488/

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    1. Vikki, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  10. I have found one fern (whose name I do not know) that I cannot kill. I love plants but I am more of an outdoor gardener. I have a brown thumb when it comes to the indoors!!

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  11. I agree with Vikki. Looks like a fern to me.
    Brenda

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  12. I also love decorating with plants. I am going to get one or 2 air plants for a spot here in my office!

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  13. Don't care about the plant! Go get Miss Bailey!!! Lol

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  14. Hi Kim,
    I love that you are finding different fun things to put your plants in. They look great. I am not good with indoor plants. I wish I was better with indoor plants since they do bring such pretty color, whimsy and texture to indoor decor. Yours look amazing.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  15. I think a plant can make a huge impact if it is in the right place and can totally transform an area. I love the plant you bought at Lowes!

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  16. Yes I, too, love your plants in the old vessels! Plants cleanse the air we breathe....I wish I could have them in our cottage, but no real room, but I am an avid English/French gardener outside!

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  17. Thanks for reminding me of the importance of plants in a home. Sometimes, when I get tired of the upkeep, I just want to give them away! BTW, what make is your sofa? It looks so comfy!

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    1. It is many years old by Clayton Marcus and I had a custom slip made for it. It is red underneath.

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  18. I love the pop of green a plant brings in any room.

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  19. Thanks for sharing how you decorate with plants and your beautiful ironstone. I like to do the same and I move mine around from room to room and from container to container. Your ivy looks terrific. That is one plant that I have had difficulty keeping alive in our home. The first plant you shared has me thinking about the texture of a plant and thinking I should keep my eyes open for something new...

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  20. I, too, love plants. Will look for one like the first picture. I love how it hangs over the urn and I have an urn similar to that one I can use. So glad Miss Bailey is home and on the mend. So hard when our furbabies are not feeling well

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