For the past couple months my houseplants have been driving me bananas. Luckily, I’ve been able to keep them alive, but they’ve been looking rather messy and totally unloved. Recently, I’ve had this idea to stick with all white planters. White is a common color throughout my house. This way if a plant needs to be moved to get more light or if I need a change of decor, then I can essentially move them wherever I like. Makes sense, right? Well, trying to find white planters in the dead of winter has been one of my most unsuccessful endeavors. Thankfully though, I was able to find a few to at least get me started with some of my plants.
I found very cool long oval shaped planter at Joann’s. It’s probably one of my favorites. You may also remember the little pig I found at HomeGoods on my shopping adventure with my mom. I also ended up getting my mom two of these adorable bird planters from West Elm. When I saw hers, I knew I needed a pair for myself.
I tend to shy away from planters without a hole on the bottom. I’ve killed too many plants from overwatering. Having good drainage helps me out a little bit. However, this time I took the risk. I put a few small stones in the bottom and will be extra mindful when it comes to watering. As you can see, I have a lot of succulents. After killing so many, I’ve finally realized that succulents love dry soil. Now I often go weeks without watering them and they seem to thrive. So if you tend to kill succulents, it’s probably from overwatering.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m trying to declutter, do some spring cleaning, and get organized. Once that’s done these cute little planters will be distributed around the house to add a little life and color. At that point, I’ll share some tips for decorating with indoor plants. In the meantime though, I highly recommend checking out this Pinterest board. It’s created by a group of fabulous bloggers called Urban Jungle Bloggers. Seriously, the board is filled with gorgeous indoor plant inspiration.If they let me, I may even join along each month to share ideas. It would definitely be an interesting challenge, plus it would help me take better care of my own plants.
What about you – what’s your view on indoor plants? If you love them, what are some of your favorites?