I love house plants and I will always have them in any house that I live in. It is so wonderful to buy a small plant or get a cutting of one and watch it grow. My house plants are a very important component of my living spaces. Not only is it fascinating to see them growing taller and bigger leaves but house plants also are beautiful and bring an enormous amount of inviting “warmth” into a home. To me a home without house plants looks cold even if it is beautiful decorated. Every Sunday I water all of my plants. In the summertime I may have to do it twice in some weeks. I have a total of 28 house plants throughout my home.
These house plants are in my library room. I purchased them from a nursery when they were very tiny. I am so proud of how much they have grown. As time goes by the leaves are getting bigger and thicker. They are also filling out more in the pots.
I purchased the big plant stand at Joanne’s Fabric store several years ago. The smaller one I got from the Family Dollar store.
This is a picture of house plants in one of my upstairs living rooms. The plant stand came from The Christmas Tree Shop.
These next few pictures are the house plants in my window bay room.
These house plants are in my first floor front parlor room.
My Kitchen Windows
This plant blooms big white flowers at Christmas time.
Random photos of homes with house plants that I found online.
I love this idea and since I have two bathrooms with similar vintage looks I just may do something like this in at least one of them. The windows in both of my bathrooms are 8 feet tall so plants will get all the needed light.
Taking smaller potted plants and bunching them together on a table is a great look.
I like to have huge potted plants sitting on my wood floors too but I always have them sitting on a water tray to protect my floors.
I love using pots made of clay and ceramic.
Bright colored pots enhances the look of plants.
Living in an urban area I find it so important to surround yourself with as much of nature’s beauty as possible. It is really awful to live on a street without trees and other greenery and flowers. When I purchased my home there were no trees what so ever on my street. I worked with the local Community Gardens to have some trees planted on my block. We need more trees but we are off to a good start.Another way to bring nature into an urban area is to create stoop gardens. You see them a lot in New York City. Many residents in downtown Troy New York have also created beautiful stoop gardens. I used to put lots of pink wave petunias on my stoop, along morning glories and with hostas. I no longer have a stoop garden because I got fed up with people stealing my plants and the gorgeous pots I had them in. Until my neighborhood finishes going through its transformation I refuse to keep creating stoop gardens every summer. I actually start crying when I open my front door to find that someone has stolen some of my plants and flowers. I always put my heart and soul into my stoop garden. I used to get lots of compliments on it. People used to tell they loved looking at my stoop every morning as they drove into work. The colors were so vibrant and the pots were beautiful.
Below of some photos of stoop gardens around New York.
The above photo property of Harlem Bespoke