I was never the ‘green fingers’ in the family, never had my own garden, never had the time! But in recent years since becoming a Mum and building our first home, I do have the time now and it’s marvellous! I now take great pride and care in nurturing my ‘plant babies’ and believe me, if I can grow an array of beautiful indoor plants, anyone can!
Being the interiors obsessed blog/Instagram lover that I am, I started to see the mysteriously beautiful and unusual Fiddle Leaf Fig popping up in the homes of stylish Scandi lovers all over the globe and knew I HAD to have one. It took some research but I have sourced them in NZ and have many of them now thriving in this environment.
Call me crazy but I just know my plants love me talking to them (mad plant person I hear you say) and knowing the ideal conditions for the plant so that it has every chance to thrive. If it’s tropical, best leave it in the tropics! Pay attention to what the plant is doing and treat it accordingly, if I looked dry and wiltered I would drink some water! Not all of us like to sit in hot sunlight, some of us do. And I think I can safely say not many like sitting alone in the cold and dark. Plants are much the same!
Plants make a house a home, and can be delightful little pieces of living artwork! These lovely strands of Old Man’s Beard are perfect in bathrooms as they need moisture and what a cute addition to those dreary toothpaste ridden bathroom shelves!
Not only do plants look lovely, many of them do wonderful things for our environment and the air we breathe http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-shows-the-best-air-cleaning-plants-accord-1705307836 Peace lilies are a good example of this and although rumoured to be temperamental, mine are thriving in a light and dry environment with all the water they can drink!
Herbs herbs herbs! Mmmm fresh basil on your home made pizza, rosemary for your roast lamb! Get those herbs growing inside as well as outside, not only are they fresh, yummy and easily accessible, they smell amazing and there’s nothing like a waft of fresh spicy Thai basil in the kitchen to get the appetite going!
Helpful Tips and Tricks:
How to grow an avocado tree here