The assignment was to go buy one of the Nester's favorite, easy care plants - a succulent. I shopped around a little and the cheapest one's I found were at Lowe's for $3 each. More than I hoped, but went for it anyway and even walked away with two succulents instead of just one! I don't know what that cute little guy is called, but the bigger one is aloe vera. I picked these ones because I knew I wanted to pot them together and thought the colors and shapes complimented each other well while still creating contrast. Doesn't it sound fancy when I say it like that? :) I found a plain white pot in the garage and tucked the little happy guys in with some potting soil.
And I didn't stop there. I also purchased another recommended plant - a snake plant. This one was only $2 (woot!) and I really like the clean shape. Plus the one the Nester has is pretty big, so I'm hopeful this guy will be a long-term plant that will grow into a nice, big, eye catcher. This guy's pot was a hand-me-down from my dad and I'm glad to finally be doing it justice!
My only other plant so far is a small pot of tulips I found at Trader Joe's for $2.50. I planned to re-pot them on the front porch, the the last few days have been pretty chilly so they are living on the table instead. I'm actually glad because I get to enjoy them much more this way. Although I probably should go ahead and put them in a nicer pot. :)
That's the extent of my houseplant adventure so far. I'm already really happy with how they make the whole house seem fresh and alive. And how them make me smile every time I walk by. How have not tried houseplants sooner? I'm keeping my eyes open for cheaper succulents and a few other plants the Nester suggested and hoping to have a plant in every room soon!
The Nester also has me itching to experiment with planters, terrariums, and fairy gardens around the house. I am totally convinced this house needs more plants. Are you a fan of houseplants? What's your favorite kind? Any advice for this newbie?