Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday Favs....a touch of green-using houseplants in your decor

I'm kind of smiling to myself as I click publish on this lighthearted post about houseplants
after sharing this rather "heavy" post yesterday.
Hence, the name of my blog! 
My real life includes deep heart issues and lighthearted things like antiquing, cooking, home decor and even, houseplants.
Doesn't everyone's?

Anyway, on to today's topic...

I don't believe I've ever not had living plants here and there in my home.
For one thing, they're good for the air quality.
But in truth, I simply like the way they look.

In the entry way of my home a new begonia keeps company with an old plant that is making a comeback after a near death experience.  
Poor thing, I have no idea of it's name.

This philodendron is as old as the hills.
This is one hardy houseplant.
When it gets to looking leggy and scraggly I just trim it back.
The trimmings can be rooted in water and then planted once roots have formed.
One such offspring is on the windowsill in my home office.

These plants were my Valentine flowers from the Hubs.
I believe the one on the left is some type of daylily.
It has pinkish-purple blooms.
 I have no idea what the plant on the right is!
But, it appears to be thriving there on the dining room windowsill.

 These succulents came home from the store with me this week.
I plopped their little container into this empty tea tin and fell in love with the instant charm that resulted.

Houseplants add warm, texture and interest to a room.
They are also relatively inexpensive and easy to replace if you don't have a very green thumb.
(Pointing to myself here.)

Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
 a BLESSED weekend!

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  1. I am so bad at this! I kill everything. I have three plants in my house at the moment. Two look like they are on their last leg. I'm not giving up!

  2. I love plants in a house so much. For years, this brown thumb of mine kept letting them die. I have finally found some plants that work for me and a solution to my neglect problem, and it's so much better.

    I love the ones you have shown. The last shot is my very favorite.

  3. Your variety of fun containers also make houseplants fun to have around. I used to have a lot of green plants, but as each one died I never replaced them. Maybe I should start up again...slowly!
    Mary Alice


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