Hey guys! Welcome to another Friday Feels where I share what I’m feeling this week.
This week I’m feeling spring! Or I was until it snowed yesterday, but I’m still pretending it’s spring inside. I’ve gotten a few questions lately about different plants you all have spied in my photos, so I thought I would share a couple shots of them today and some tips about how to care for them (or at least what works for me). I think at this point I’m not quite considering myself a full fledged green thumb, but it’s definitely like lightish green and on it’s way. I mean if you have kept a few plants alive for a few years or so, I think I must be close to getting an invite to the club right?
These little trees that I have had on my mantel (my old one too) are ficus trees. I will admit these can be a bit finicky and have been giving me trouble lately. They are getting more direct sun than they like this winter and they also don’t like wet feet. So I typically water these guys only once a week.
I just picked up this beauty at Fruitbasket Flowerland (my fave local greenhouse in Grand Rapids) and I can’t for the life of me remember the name of it, but I know it’s a type of fern.
I love jade because it’s super easy to take care of and pretty sturdy, which is why I’m hoping he will survive my kids’ pillow fights down here (see the basement kids zone here). I have some in my laundry room too. These are kind of like succulents and don’t like a lot of watering.
I got a lot of questions about this plant in the half bath (see the half bath post here), these are real ferns. I bought 2 little ones and planted them in this long planter. We have a nice sized window in here so they like it just fine in this little half bath.
Herbs are some of my favorite plants to use in the kitchen, because they are obviously practical and useful, but also pretty. I just planted these baskets again, so I can pretend like it’s spring soon (see more of our dining room here).
I have a little herb overflow in this corner of the kitchen too.
I also just picked up this trader joes orchid for a pop of color in our bathroom. My fool proof tip with orchids is to just put 3 ice cubes on top of the dirt once a week or so and that is all the water they like. (Also if you are new here you can see more of our master bathroom in this post here.)
Speaking of spring, the lake melted! I can’t even explain how nice it is to see blue water out my windows again! Makes all the brown grass kind of fade to the background.
What are some of your fave plants? I am so getting the itch to tackle my flower boxes but here in Michigan we are a ways away from that.