So it’s properly Spring (nearly Summer!!) and my plants are finally thriving. I’ve picked up a few new ones recently so I thought I’d show ya around the house where my plants live!
First up is the kitchen…
Now, I seem to be utterly obsessed with Maidenhair ferns. I get mine in my local Homebase for a mere £3 each and while they can be a wee bit temperamental, I do find if they get enough (indirect) sunlight and water (weekly), they seem to thrive quite nicely.
Adapted from this recipe for a Mistletoe Kiss on AO at Home:
OH MY GOD SO GOOD. Promise I wouldn’t steer you wrong. I take my alcohol consumption very seriously. Ahem.
And in the living room… guess what?! Yes, ANOTHER Maidenhair fern. Are we seeing a pattern emerge? Yes, yes, I think we are. I promise I’m not just moving one plant around the house – I actually have 3 of them!
And finally, the bedroom. I have been struggling with the vignette on the chest of drawers for a while – and it’s most likely because I haven’t had any plants in here all winter long. They just don’t get enough sunlight to survive and so I indulged myself as the sun is shining to get another fern.
Oh and you’ll notice it’s not a Maidenhair this time (shocker) but instead, a big fat fluffy Boston Fern. That, combined with a little blue painterly pot I got (on clearance – go me!) from the Habitat range in Homebase which is filled with a fake plant from Ikea. Yes, you can totally combine fake and real plants – no judgment from me. Go for it.
It’s really brought some much-needed colour into this spot along with some books (yes, Professor Brian Cox’s book is among them – gotta represent the boy too) and a little yellow, black and white pot I picked up from H&M Home a while ago.
Ahhh now my house feels like it’s alive with the song of houseplants.
Have you been adding to your own jungle lately? Any favourites? Do tell, I honestly can’t get enough of them! Or maybe your a cocktail connoisseur and you want to share your favourite recipe? Go for it, I can’t get enough of cocktails either.