Its My Home : 2016
to your floor. If the plastic pot isn’t so attractive you can plant at the base of the tree to provide ground cover. You can also attach hanging planters to the wall and have plants growing out of them or hang plants or terrariums. A mini garden in glass spheres filled with small succulents that you just tip prune so they are encouraged to grow out is a great way to bring the green in. You can buy these at West Elm. Place plants on tabletops, coffee tables and shelving. Use plants like Devil’s Ivy or the Rosales plant that cascade down them for a beautiful loose look and both are extremely tough. Indoor plants climbing out of wicker baskets look great too. This is a less expensive option at under $100. If you have an area you are looking out on to, consider a window box. This is an area where you can have some fun. It’s a nice area to plant annuals or seasonal plants so you are always getting something in flower. If it was a shrub it might be a little bit boring nine months of the year. Herbs are seasonal so you can pull them out when you are finished and replace them. Keep in mind that again, you will need to choose annuals that are suited to sun or shade depending on your aspect. Petunias love the sun while polygalas love the shade. For low maintenance you could create a window box full of succulents too. SUIT YOUR INTERIOR STYLE When choosing pots and plants, consider the tones and flooring. Make the green of the plant the colour that pops. Succulents are more contemporary and suit more of a striking interior if you are going for a modern look. If you are after something a little bit more classic then the peace lily, the philodendron or a fern are good options.