Oh look, it's Sunday, and yet again there is snow dumping down from the sky.
Beautiful? Yes. However, I've officially reached my winter quota for this year, and I am ready to move on!
Earlier this week, I found myself with an hour to spare, and wanted to go someplace where I could feel the warmth of spring, so I drove myself to Wentworth Greenhouses. It was such a treat to escape the cold for just a moment and step through the doors into an environment where everything is lush and green and WARM.
If my Pinterest boards were any indication, you might surmise I live in a ski lodge or chalet, over run floor to ceiling with books and enough plants to fill a freaking rainforest. You would, however, be surmising incorrectly, as 1) I do not own a chalet, YET 2) More like I'm drowning in a sea of Martha Stewart Living back issues and 3) I am a notorious black thumb.
But, house plants are good for us, right? Yes, yes they are, Martha told me so, (see I've learned something from those stacks!), thus I've been hankering to turn this black thumb green.
After successfully taking care of two succulent plant for the past few months, and not murdering them, I decided to splurge on some new, slightly more difficult to care for, plants to give my bedroom a much needed boost of oxygen.
The petit green leaves poking out on the left side of the grouping is an artillery plant, the larger green leaves belong to a prayer plant and my favorite of the bunch is the fittonia, or nerve plant with its pretty pink leaves. All three of these are shade lovers, which is perfect, because they were coming home to live in a fairly dim little corner! The kind greenhouse employee potted all of it up for me in a handcrafted pot by Tom's Thumb Pottery (SPLURGE!) and she topped the soil with some chartreuse moss for an added pop of color.
I love my new bedside arrangement...now, hopefully I won't kill it. For inspiration on incorporating plants into your home check out the following links -
My DIY-Grow Pinterest board
5 Tips for Adding Green to Your Home via A Beautiful Mess