As much as I hate to see summer go by, I look forward to colder days ahead of me. Because I was inspired to rethink my indoor plant. Since we moved into our house last October, I was plotting to plant new houseplants.
Our cat, Teddy Green, chews everything, so if he can reach it, he is as dead. Plants on the floor or on tables are not an option. After living here and looking at the light in our house and seeing the behavior of my cat, I found the perfect place for my little indoor garden – the kitchen. Teddy rarely jumps on the kitchen table, and the floating shelves that cover the lid aren’t too hard to hold my cookbook. They have been begging for a purpose.
The light in the kitchen is difficult – even though it looks east, it sits in the shade of my neighbor’s house. With this in mind, I consulted with experts at the Bremerton City Plant Store to help me choose low-growing plants. They dug drain holes in the pots I bought, remodeled the plants, and added a pink quartz top. This service only costs $ 3 per jar if all items are purchased in stores or purchased out of store. Digging a sewer, which is essential for the survival of your plant, is free for pots purchased at a city plant store.
If you are thinking of adding a few houseplants to your home, here are some design tips to treat a collection of living plants and pots that work well together.
1. Consider the scale
Small plants, large plants. Large leaves, small leaves. Choose not only the size of the plant but also the size of the leaves. Near a 4-inch or 2.5-inch plant by a mature plant, or by a large-leafed plant.
2. Choose different textures and textures
There are only so many options. Trailer plants work well on a high shelf or in a hanging basket. Cactus and substitutes have many textures and straight or compressed shapes. Busy plants such as ferns and ferns have a soft texture and size.
3. Different color and leaf styles
Shades of purple, pink, yellow and green. Different leaves or not. I absolutely love the boundless colors and leaf patterns that houseplants offer. Choose a narrow color palette for your group, green or purple or purple, or go for multiple variations for high contrast and true feel.
4. Adjust your clay selection
For my collection, I stayed in the blue, dusty, and white shades I used throughout my home. Most pots have a natural natural texture, but there are a few that have a shiny finish. Choose dishes that fit
5. Group plants together for maximum impact
I am seriously planning to grow my entire collection of plants in the house, (although it hangs from the roof to save me from predators), I now love the decorative effect of the big meeting I have in my kitchen. Group pots hang from the ceiling on a sunny shelf, on the floor or in the plants in front of a dining room window or in the sunny corner of your bedroom.
Betty Cornellis is a local beautician. Find her at paisleyandpine.com.