Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Love Greenery

This past weekend I went camping.  {More on that later.}  I spent a lot of time following two rock climbers around The Red River Gorge.  One of my favorite things about the weekend was all the greenery. Here is one of the artsy fartsy pictures that I took:



I fell in love, especially, with the wild ferns growing everywhere.  There is something about ferns that I love.  Now that I'm home, all I can think about is greenery in my house.  

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 There is something about having a little mother nature in a house that makes it feel finished.  Loved.  Cared for.  That might sound a little cheesy, but deal with it.  That's one thing that I love about my aunt Margaret's house.  She always has greenery in her rooms.  


Greenery is mixed in with books, laid on tables, found in unexpected places.  It adds something.

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One of my favorite homes is Melanie's home from Pretties and Posies.  {She has taken a break from blogging, but you can still take a look HERE.}




This might be a stretch, but here are my thoughts when I see greenery in a home:



1. They took the extra effort to decorate.
2.  They took the extra effort to water and nurture said plant{s}.
3. They are intentional.  A great thing to be.  Having a living plant says that your decorating, your home, and your life is intentional.
4. They like the outdoors and they want more of it in their lives. 


If I want to keep things easy and effortless, then I might keep the greenery outside.  I do like easy and effortless.  But, I think that I want a little of God's creation blooming all around me.  I'm going to need to get some plants.  And ASAP.

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When Emily from Jones Design Company did a post about her cute living room, the first thing that I noticed was her greenery.


Bookshelves. Tables. Hiding a computer monitor.  It's all good.  {And maybe artificial, but *pretty* artificial.  There's a difference.}


If she can keep greenery in her home with three boys and a baby girl, then I can do it too, right?  I've kept Burl alive and somewhat unharmed.  Somewhat.


I'm going to do it.  Skip the flowers that are $$$ and die quickly.  I'm going for plants.  So, please, send me your suggestions.  I'm not great at keeping things alive, so I need all the tips that I can get.  

6 comments:

  1. I am like you.. I love green plants.. the more the better... u are right, they add so so much! I love fresh cut flowers.. don't get me wrong, but plants last longer.. xo hugs xo hugs I am participating in WILW this week too! so happy to visit you!

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  2. I love ferns and ivy, they are so pretty and have such lovely trailing forms. I also love fresh flowers but can't justify spending the money on blooms for a couple of days at the moment.

    I'm planning to redecorate my living room with lots of green and cream, so maybe I should add a green plant to my plans. x

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  3. Try mother in laws tongue, rubber trees and ficus. Harder to kill. Also, ferns are great, but they shed like the dickens. Kept two alive all last summer, brought them in, and then took them right back out to die.

    Love your blog. I think it is one of the highlights of my day when you update!

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  4. I'm so happy to have stumbled into your blog (through soulemama). Your pictures are gorgeous and i love your short and sweet writings in between. I love greenery too. Ivy is a hard one to kill and it's lovely.

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  5. Love the greenery inside your home and you have an adorable home too! Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays, thanks!

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  6. I'm with you! Love having plants everywhere in my house. I did a little plant walk-through (http://theselflife.com/2011/05/17/plants/) but hands-down one of the easiest plants to care for are Peace Lilies and the come in a variety of sizes. Also for easy and for-reals-hard-to-kill is bamboo and aloe.

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