Longing for spring and wanting something fresh in my home, I recently incorporated a few new indoor plants in my decor. Today we’re going to take a look at some of those plants!
I don’t know if it’s just here in PA, but this winter seems to be especially cloudy and gray. As someone who loves the sun, I am greatly missing its beautiful, golden rays. To add some of that natural warmth and energy to my life and home, I decided to purchase a few indoor plants to scatter around my space.
People often ask me how I decorate after the holidays. The reality is I don’t do much. I let my house breathe for a while, and then I start bringing in touches of spring. This might seem boring to some, but it works for me.
During the holidays, I typically move all of my live plants to a spare bedroom or my office, and then I pray they survive the winter. (I’m one of those people who doesn’t go for the look of real plants with holiday decor.)
Most of my plants wintered well this year, but I did lose the rosemary topiary I had in the kitchen. (According to a few of you via Instagram, I’m not the only one who’s struggled with keeping that particular plant alive.)
I loved that touch of green in my kitchen, so I visited a local plant store (City Grows here in Pittsburgh) in search of a replacement. I found exactly what I was looking for and picked up a couple of other plants as well. Here’s what I got:
I didn’t think I’d be able to find a topiary style plant this time of year, so I was thrilled to spot these just as I stepped into the store.
Initially, I bought only one since I was replacing a single rosemary topiary. However, as soon as I set the myrtle topiary on my kitchen counter, my heart yearned for another. Back to the shop I went, and now I have this lovely pair.
According to the label, the light needs of the topiary match the amount of light in this location. I also noted on the label that the topiaries like to stay moist. Because these pots didn’t come with saucers, I’ve ordered a couple from Terrain to protect my countertops. (These are my go-to saucers. They are a bit more expensive than some, but the look is chic, and they hold up wonderfully. You’ll see more of them throughout Bayberry House.
Philodendron & Pothos:
I also wanted a few more quick and easy pops of verdant green in my space, so I purchased a philodendron and pothos plant.
Based on what I’ve read and heard, both plants are easy to maintain. I’ve always thought they were a bit pedestrian, which I why I never used them before. However, that’s exactly what I wanted at this moment. Something lush and green and not hard to care for. I did pick two varieties that are a bit less ordinary just to add a little interest.
I found the pots at HomeGoods for $8 each. Such a steal! I love the built-in saucer which will protect surfaces from water damage.
In addition to these purchases, I brought a few of my existing plants back into the space.
I also have a Peperomia Caperata in my living room. This plant was on the side porch last summer. It was going strong at the end of the season so I decided to bring it inside. It’s still doing well. I love the color and texture of its leaves.
In this space, I have an Audrey Ficus tree. Supposedly, this is “the new fiddle leaf fig.” I’ve had mine for over a year, and it’s doing great. It even has new growth. I was told this ficus variety can be fussy, … but so far so good! *knocks on wood* I may even replant it this year to give it a bit more room.
Over in my family room is a smaller Audrey Ficus plant. I can hardly believe it’s still alive. It has been neglected. It needs to be repotted in a larger container – something I plan to do as soon as I find one.
I also have a Pilea here. Right now, this is probably my favorite plant. I have four of them scattered around Bayberry House. (This one, one in my bedroom, another in my bathroom, and a fourth in the powder room.) Pilea used to be impossible to find, but now they are available everywhere. You can even get one on Amazon!
Looking for more planted related posts? Try these:
- How to Make a Terrarium
- Indoor Herb Garden DIY
- Tabletop Cactus Garden
- DIY Succulent Garden Bowl
- Creating a Strawberry Planter
As you might have guessed, I’m not a big fan of faux plants. (Go real or go home!) I believe there is a plant for every person and every space. If you have a “black thumb,” don’t be afraid to ask for help when plant shopping. Find a plant store you trust and see what best suits you and your space.
And that’s it, my friends! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I’ve incorporated new (and existing) indoor plants into my home. What plants are you loving these days? I’m always looking for new things. Please let us know in the comments below.