If you are interested in having a unique home with fun conversation pieces, don’t forget about your plants. You can select unusual plants in order to promote conversation, set the mood for a room and more.
Carnivorous plants are strangely fascinating to people. Though the Venus fly trap is the most common, several more are easy to find and care for. Consider using a large planter with a couple of large pitcher plants and a few smaller support plants. Although you might not find a rat-eating pitcher plant from the Philippines, your local garden center is sure to have some attractive plants in various sizes.
Although cactus decorations are common plant choices in the southwest, that is not necessarily the case elsewhere. However, if you have little time for plant care, you can use succulents for an attractive display. Instead of grabbing the same fare from the big box stores as everyone else, find some unusual pieces.
Find a large, shallow planter and create an attractive terrarium with your succulents. Utilize ones of various colors and styles to make the scene pop. Include small rocks, pieces of wood or other decorative items to complete the scene.
Before you start on these or other ideas, make sure you know what plants grow well in your area. Find out which growing zone you live in and check out the plants offered at your local garden centers.
The first step in success is selecting plants that fare well in your climate. While you have greater leeway with indoor plants, you should not stray far from your zone and skill level.
If you are just testing your green thumb, start with easy plants and work your way up. There are plenty of interesting looking plants that do not require a great deal of care.
Do you know where you want to place the plants? Are there specific areas of your home where plants are needed or are you still thinking in general terms? The amount of sunlight and ease of watering are among the concerns you will need to address.
Those who are just starting should focus on plants with similar nutritional needs. This way, you can use the same soil, fertilizer and related care items. Use a large plastic container with a snap-on lid to store your inside gardening tools. Tuck it away in the utility room or other discrete location when not in use.
You can use plants to decorate the flat surfaces of your home, including the walls. Make a fun garden with a colorful selection of flowers during the spring or a quiet, reflective scene with minimalist design elements.
To enhance the decor of your home, adding unusual plants and other unique items is a great idea. Make sure to carefully select the plants so you can care for them with ease.
Over time, you will have beautiful and stylish plants throughout your home to provide conversation starts and aesthetic beauty. The effort to start will be well worth it!