Everyone has that one thing they splurge on when they need a little pick me up. For some it’s fancy coffee drinks, others run to makeup or new music. But for me, it’s plants. Whether I’m feeling happy or sad, I always always want to bring home a new little plant to add to my collection. There’s something about having a living growing thing in your home that feels so special and adds so much energy to your space. It’s taken me years to finally figure out how to care for plants and find the right space for them, but it’s a learning curve that has taught me so much about patience, timing and perseverance. Now I have a collection of at least 12 houseplants around me at all times, from tiny Muehlenbeckia vines (my favorite) to huge begonias that seem to have their own personalities. One of the hardest things I learned was how to find the right plant for the right space. Light, humidity and placement have so much to do with the success of a plant, so I decided to devote today’s Home Ec post to the basic placement of house plants. Whether you’re trying out your first succulent or growing a whole family of oxalis on the windowsill, this will help you get started on the right foot. Happy Planting! xo, grace
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