Bring Outside In!
Beautiful houseplants are a simple way to decorate your home!
Flowers look so pretty outside, but this time of year it’s especially nice to bring some inside to brighten things up. Most houseplants last and last, so they’re a great value when it comes to decorating.
The pretty yellow flowers at the top are Begonias and they are so easy to grow! Isn’t the pot just gorgeous? Don’t skimp on this part because it’s going to be in your home for months. You don’t want to look at the cheap plastic pot you bought it in all that time!
Ferns always make great houseplants and they are hard to kill! That’s a good thing!
There are so many different varieties of ferns that you can’t buy just one. Keep the ferns moist and they will stay green for months and months. Simple beauty makes these a classic houseplant! They are a great addition to any room of your house!
Bromeliads are one of my favorites! They are a little on the tropical side and are available everywhere. The colors they come in are so striking! Bromeliads take very little care and last longer than you would think. Once the color of the bloom starts to fade I just plant it in the yard. They will multiply and have more blooms!
These make great housewarming or hostess gifts. And they last so much longer than fresh flowers!
This is an African Violet and they grow great in kitchen windows!
I’m going to go ahead and brag about how I won a blue ribbon at the State Fair with one of these beautiful plants. That’s the only time I’ve ever entered anything and I won. Yeah! But it died a few weeks later! After staying on display at the fair for two weeks and not really receiving the love I gave it, the poor plant was in rough shape. Live and learn!
A Breath of Fresh Air!
Houseplants help clean the air in your home! No silk fern collecting dust can say that!
Anytime you purchase new furniture, linens, or even bring clothes home from the cleaners, you are bringing chemicals into your home. Two or three plants every 100 square feet will help clean the air your breathing.
What a beautiful way to freshen the air!
Some other great houseplants are Orchids, Areca Palms, English Ivy, and Daisies.
What kind of houseplant do you have?
photos by BHG.com