Friday, December 4, 2009

Plants a plenty

I have been trying to include more plantlife into my house, but I don't have the greenest thumb in the world.  I usually end up killing most of what we have!  Last weekend I headed over to Portland Nursery (the loveliest nursery in town) for some new greenery.  I just knew that the helpful staff there would point me in the right direction - low maintenance, hearty, not easily murdered, plantlife.  Week one has been pretty good.  I replanted them in some lovely containers and they seem to be thriving.  I got two snake plants, another one I can't remember the name of, and two succulents.  I used to despise succulents, but have really grown to love them.  I am on the hunt for some more intersesting ways of potting plants and have come across some lovely options!  

The sake cup.  I actually saw this on etsy awhile ago, and copied the idea for my two succulents that I bought last weekend.  I found some beautiful blue and white cups and planted the two little guys in them.  I can't find the picture right now, but here are some sake cups to inspire you - this was a super easy, quick and cute project! 


The vintage planter.  Another completely economical, fun and funky way to go. Etsy is, of course, a great way to find some ideas!

The apartment garden.  I am so in love with this idea.  I first saw it on Design Sponge (I think) and have the website bookmarked for the next time I feel like whipping out the plastic.  Great gift idea for anyone in the family and pretty inexpensive, too. 


The air plant (bromeliad).  I don't know much about these guys, but remember seeing these awhile back at the nursery and thinking they were pretty rad.  I recall that they might be a bit on the spendy side, so may count as an investment in your plant future. 

These here are featured in vintage oak bowls. 

The terrarium.  My friend Courtney and I have been talking about getting together and making one of these for weeks!  We need to get on that.  They are so cool, and remind me of a fun science project.  There is a great tutorial at Apartment Therapy.


Love the idea of one of these guys, but don't feel like getting your hands dirty?  No worries - you can buy one of these adorable orb versions for 28 bucks. 


22 comments:

  1. What fun ideas! The succulents in the safe cup are my favorite. Love your blog! xoxo

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  2. Hi there sweetie, adore this post so lovely seeing green, when its dark outside and not much green.Adore and want v-badly whale planter! Sharon xx

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  3. What a wonderful selection of all this plant here! I think that whale has won my heart!! How handsome is he? Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. i have a complete black thumb. i've killed ferns, cacti, succulents AND bamboo. seriously... who kills bamboo? i think my problem is that i end up overloving my plants (i.e. over watering) cause i'm so worried about neglecting them.

    i have an awesome domed cake platter that a friend gave me and i really want to turn it into a terrarium. you should let me know how yours turns out. i'm sort of nervous about it.

    super cute plants!

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  5. Lauren - i have totally killed bamboo, too. I don't know how I did it!

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  6. succulents are the best. low maintenance just the way i like it.

    loving the whale pot. i may need to swoop one up.

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  7. Whoa girl. Your plant post beat mine into the ground :)

    I love those upside down plants!

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  8. Santa...I want sake cups for Christmas!!!

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  9. Oh I love this post because I love plants! Happy weekend!

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  10. The vintage planter is my FAV :) I was planning on blogging about the Boskke sky planters this week. You beat me to it :) They're fabulous! I'm so impressed!
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  11. Oh how I love all these ideas...my thumb is black..I kill everything green that enters my home so just maybe one of these plants may be the thing for me. xoxoxo

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  12. i am totally fascinated by those up-side down flowers. xo

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  13. These planters are so pretty, perfect for city-folk. I'm especially infatuated with the whale. Lovely blog.

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  14. Happy Sunday!! :)
    Don't miss a gorgeous giveaway next week on Sweet as a Candy!

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  15. Gorgeous and creative planters. Love the whale!!!

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  16. Just found your blog... and adore it!!!

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  17. Just a quick note to remember you to check out the lovely Christmas Giveaway on Sweet as a Candy! Good Luck!

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  18. love these!!!
    I need to find those sake cups :)


    xoxo Laura

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  19. Am I weird because I think plants are ugly?

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  20. Nahl - totally not weird. I think some of them can be ugly, too, but I have just started to embrace it. I actually think my newfound plant love is based on the challenge of keeping them alive. It almost feels like a game!

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