At Design Junction a few weeks ago I caught up with the lovely Marianne from Nordic Bliss. We got talking about the differences between British and Scandinavian homes and she told me how much she misses seeing house plants in interiors now she lives in the UK
I had to confess that I put myself in with the house plant haters. They seem a little bit sad and dated to me – all ’70s macramé and droopy spider plants. Straggling, dust-gathering, light-sapping, yellowing… depressing.
But because I trust Marianne’s taste, I thought I’d hit the web in search of house plant ideas with a twist to see if I could find something to convert me.
OK, so I think a nicely contained, straggle-free terrarium I could do – Fugu the goldfish had better watch his back! If you fancy having a go here’s a good terrarium how-to complete with suggestions for plants to try. I like the idea of a simple fern and moss combo best.
These dinky little succulents look nice and fresh too – no creepy plant limbs crawling over the windowsill here! And better still, succulent plants ‘thrive on neglect’ making them a perfect candidate for a lazy gardener like me.
And then, just when I thought I might’ve been converted…
WTF? WHY TF?!
As My Friend would say: travesty.
Where do you stand on the whole house plant dilemma?