Sunday, April 22, 2012

Plant Party!

Thanks to the Nester, I've become quite obsessed with all things plantey. Have you seen her plant series? Her plantey pins on pinterest? If you have, I'm sure you're inspired by all things green, as well!

When we first moved into this home, I knew I was going to fill the sunroom with plants.  I didn't have the best light in my old home, so many plants didn't do well.  Here, they are thriving in this light filled, warm room!  Nester has gotten me quite excited to try my hand at growing succulents-have you ever seen glorious succulents pouring from rusty, weathered old urns? Fabulous, I tell ya!

Naturally, I was quite excited when she announced a link party so we can show off our plants.

Here is my newest pet, purchased last week at a garden show.  I was told this is a Chinese Sedum succulent, and I fell in love with it in this trophy-shaped urn. There were so many booths dedicated to succulents, terrariums, and fairy gardens.  It was so much fun!

My girls (4.5 and 7) wanted to try to plant their own terrarium.  They each picked out a succulent, and we planted them in some apothecary jars that I had already:

What little girls terrarium is complete without a butterfly? We did a little shopping trip at Michael's to buy the pebbles, but they wanted these glass beads instead.  Perfect, sparkly and best of all, they picked it out themselves. The terrariums are in their rooms, and they are so proud of them!

Of course, Mom likes to have a plant or two in her room as well, and an Orchid is ever a favorite:

A newly planted terrarium in the sunroom.  I think of it as my English Garden inspired terrarium, filled with feathery ferns and purple violets.

Have you ever seen such a fabulous blue orchid?  Well worth the $19 to enjoy months of beautiful blooms.  I just place in 3 ice cubes a week to water it, and it's still just as beautiful as the day I bought it.

Irish moss in a silver urn:

My $12.97 Home Depot plant.  It's called Bridal Veil, and it's doing wonderfully in this sunny spot.

In a few weeks (it's still a bit chilly here for much outdoor planting), we plan to create a fairy garden in a beautiful old bird bath, and fill a large urn with all sorts of fun and funky succulents!

Thank you, Nester, for the party and the inspiration!


Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

I am loving your beautiful greenery and the colour of the orchid is stunning. I did not know they lasted that long. I plan to add more green plants to our home too.

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

You have such pretty plants in your home. I love the idea of just putting ice cubes in your plant to water it. Why didn't I ever think of that? I know orchids take special care. Great tip! Love that blue color.

Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

Your plants are lovely! The apothecary jar looks fantastic, your girls did a great job! You have some interesting plants, too. I love the Irish moss and the little succulents. Orchids are my favorite!


Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...[Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous orchid!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea your plants are beautiful and I love the pretty pots you have them in! Funny I just did a post on plants too. I find myself adding more live plants in my home over faux ones.

Finding Home said...[Reply to comment]

Love it all! Hope you are well!

Take care,

Vintage Home said...[Reply to comment]

Great job our girls did...what a wonderful way to get them in the plant spirit!
All your plants look so healthy & thanks for the watering orchid tip!

Vintage Home said...[Reply to comment]

..should say ...your girls!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! Look at you go. Such a green thumb. I'm impressed. Really lovely plants!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...[Reply to comment]

Your plants are really beautiful! I love the blue orchid. Stopping by from the Nester.

Budget Design Girl said...[Reply to comment]

Love all of your plants! Here visiting via the nester!

Budget Design Girl said...[Reply to comment]

P.S. Your home is gorgeous! Following you! :-)

designchic said...[Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous orchid!!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

I love the Irish moss in the silver urn...perfect! Talking about moss it is everywhere. I keep saying it's going to start growing on me!
Love that last photo with the sun coming in!!

hardydanielle said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I simply love having plants and greens to brighten up a room and yours definitely do! Thanks so much for posting- looks fantastic :)