Wow, the response I received last week about my 5 favorite low light house plants was unexpected! Apparently, you guys are into plants and want to know more… and I’m totally game. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a house plant expert by any means, but I do my best. Mostly, I’ve just had lots of plants over the years and have figured out what works — and what doesn’t! Which brings us to today’s post… it’s all about hard-to-kill house plants. Even if you have a black thumb, these 7 plants are easy to keep alive and growing — I promise.Continue reading “7 Hard-To-Kill House Plants”
Thankfully, our tiny bungalow has an abundance of beautiful, bright natural light. That was all but a prerequisite when I was house hunting! Our bathroom however… it is quite a cave. There isn’t a single window in there. But a bathroom is the perfect place for plants thanks to the humidity. So I’ve been hunting for low light house plants that can survive in there. Here’s a bit of what I found during my research + links to buy cuttings or entire plants!Continue reading “My 5 Favorite Low Light House Plants”
I have wanted to share this post every spring since I started our vegetable garden. But every year I hold back because I know the photos aren’t the prettiest. I finally got over that fear and decided it was time. Gardening is like a meditation for me and such a big part of what I enjoy doing on the weekends. I just had to share with you. Plus, I get asked a lot about our garden when I share it on Instagram Stories, so it was definitely time to share how I plan my PNW vegetable garden, what I planted, and resources for Pacific Northwest gardeners.Continue reading “How I Plan My PNW Vegetable Garden”
Houseplants of any size are definitely a decorating must-have in my book. Not only do they help circulate and clean the air, but it’s always nice to have something alive in your home. There are tons of options for small space-friendly houseplants, but it seems like size is always an issue. We have quite a few large indoor plants in our tiny bungalow, which means I’m often asked for tips on incorporating them into homes. I know it can feel daunting to bring a giant tree into your space, but these styling hacks will help you hoard plants with confidence!
image source: photography & styling by Jojotastic.Continue reading “How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants in a Small Space”
Has anyone noticed how “plant lady” seems to be the new cat lady? If you are anything like me, you have more than one gardener or plant hoarder in your life! When Joanna asked me to help find gift ideas for our annual plant lady gift guide, I truly wanted to curate pieces that I would love to receive or give. There is almost nothing better than giving someone with a thoughtful present that speaks to them in a special way. I just love holiday gift giving! Here are a few plant lady gifts to surprise and excite all the plant lovers on your list, whether she has a green thumb or always wished she did.
Thanks in part to Joanna, I am slowly but surely becoming what can only be described as a crazy plant lady. What started with an impulse purchase of a braided money tree in the plant section of IKEA lead to a trip to my favorite local nursery where I procured a maidenhair fern and some ivy that I promptly killed (what can I say — I’m still learning). And then, a few weeks ago, Joanna bequeathed me a beautiful monstera plant and we got to talking about our shared obsession with bringing the outside in, especially in our small city living spaces.
After that chat, I starting thinking about a chic, yet inexpensive, way to make some beautiful hanging planters, therefore fueling my newfound plant-hoarding tendencies. I settled upon a pair of terra cotta pots painted with a cool (and easy to execute) geometric pattern, strung up with rope and finished with some really cool, chunky wooden beads. Scroll on down to get the full tutorial for our paintng hanging planter DIY!
This definitely won’t be news to long-time readers: plants are one of my favorite ways to decorate a space — indoors and out! There’s just something about them that make an empty house or apartment feel like a home. For example, when I moved into #mytinybungalow the first thing I brought over was my giant tree! And because I majorly have plants on the brain right now thanks to our complete backyard overhaul, I thought, why not put together some of my best recommendations for styling a variety of plants in a small space? Of course you can use these tips for any size space, but I did put some thought into all the awkward nooks and limited window space of tiny homes.
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