Mar 20

Springtime Garden Plans…

Posted In Budget, Craft, flea market, Green Design, Old to New, Pinterest, Plants, Recycle/Reuse, Styling, Uncategorized

Happy first day of spring! Yeaaaa.

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and the garden beckons. I’m making plans and am thinking that this outdoor dresser, all planted up, is gonna be one of my first projects…  I’m obsessed!!

Dresser-turned-succulent-garden! From Curbly

Do you agree that this is BRILLIANT!?  Found, on Pinterest… at 2:30 this morning. (Some of the best ideas appear in the middle of the night!)

Are you as crazy to get going in the garden as I am?

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Mar 13

More Plants for More Places

Posted In Art, Budget, Clothing, Decorating, Green Design, Plants, Shopping, Uncategorized

You heard about my love affair with plants last week.  Especially succulents. I’ve got them indoors, I’ve got them outdoors, but had never thought of putting them here:

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so cute

                                                     Photos from designtaxi.

Maybe getting a bicycle IS a good idea… I’m feeling vibrant and pink cheeked just thinking about it! (Do you think this could work on a motorcycle??)

All of these CUTE little containers, above and below, come from Colleen Jordan of Wearable Garden.  You can see them in her Etsy shop here.

No bike?  Try out her wearable containers: necklaces, brooches and lapel pins designed to hold succulents, air plants or tiny sprouts and flowers. (wonderful air purifiers, of course!)

Wearable Planter No. 2, in Translucent

Wearable Planter No. 1, Translucent

Ruby Planter Lapel Pin: A Wearable Planter

 Wearable Planter Lapel Pin, Lemon Yellow

 

And then there are these plant containers… Why, who needs a trip to the pottery shop when there are household items just waiting to be filled with green goodness? Just open the closet, potting shed or, well… even your dresser drawers.

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                                                Photos from Urban Garden.

My favorite, although I think that Mr. MM would prefer that I wear this one…!

spilling out…!

What kinds of containers have you planted up?

 

 

 

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Mar 09

Plant Lovers

Posted In Budget, Decorating, Green Design, Styling, Uncategorized

I am a bonafied plant lover. Are you too? Just imagine what these Pottery Barn rooms would look like without the gorgeous green leaves, fronds and branches you see here.

These gorgeous rooms, plant-less, would look kind of boring, wouldn’t they… not nearly as bright, fresh and alive. Plants make a HUGE difference!

Maybe it’s time you considered bringing a couple of bright new live additions into your rooms. Plants add so much drama, color, texture and, well, LIFE. Live plants clean and freshen the air around you, invigorate indoor spaces and deliver lots and lots of oxygen straight to your lungs.  So… maybe you could start with a fern. They are easy to grow:

Or  a dramatic palm… I find them very easy to care for.

My current favorites, inside and out, are succulents. They are very easy, needing indirect light and to be watered only once they begin to dry out. You can break off a stem and replant it by just sticking it into the soil.

Yes, I know, some plants can be hard to keep alive, but they are cheaper to buy than a nice floral arrangement that will last, at best, 2 weeks.  You’ll come out ahead, even if your live plant only lives for 2 months. Give one or two a try… spring is the perfect time to bring life into your home.

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