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If you’re like me and have an affinity for anything that’ll grow, you know that you can never have too many plants. That said, you must also know that you can eventually run out of space for your green friends and have to get crafty. This is where the hanging plant comes in. There’s a lot of different methods for hanging your plants, but the most popular right now (especially in the boho-style that’s flourishing lately) seems to be the:
macrame plant hanger.
Seriously, take a peek on instagram. Or on Urban Outfitters* (the plant in their photo is definitely thirsty though oops). I know some of the designs look absolutely insane, but I’m gonna teach you how to make a really simple one of your own, so keep reading! View Post
I think the thing I get asked about most is plants
, especially now that it’s warming up and people want to bring spring indoors
. It’s understandable, since I now have quite the collection (I think I have 50?). I recently shared my visit to Ott’s
and Friday is Earth Day, so it only makes sense to share a handful of plants that I think are the easiest to keep alive (unless you just straight up aren’t watering them)! Here’s the 6 plants that I think even someone with a black thumb could keep alive if they put the tiniest effort in:
1. Spider Plants
- They can survive in shaded areas, but will thrive in indirect sunlight.
- These plants will grow vines with more baby spider plants on the end. Clip them off, throw em in a cup of water, and within two weeks you’ll have roots to start new babies!
2. Golden Pothos
- This is a pretty fast growing plant. Let the vines go crazy or clip them and root more!
- They do well in indirect sunlight, but I have some sitting far away from the window and they’re fine.
- I like to put these in mason jars so the roots are visible. No worries about watering as often and they look really cool!
So when my mom had her health scare on Monday, I panicked about getting to the suburbs after work. Trains only go so late, ya know? Once I got out there how would I get back, and so on. I ended up opting to rent a zipcar and oh my goodness, how have I not done this sooner?! I didn’t realize how much I missed having a car until I was driving again. The process was super easy since I’d signed up for it months ago just in case (for moments like this I guess!). You just go online and look up cars in your area, then click the amount of time you want it for and boom, it’s yours. For 24 hours (…or less). Then you unlock the car with the little keycard they give you, and away you go. If you feel like trying it out, here’s a free $25 off your first ride!
At any rate, I ended up renting the car for a full 24 hours since I got it at 10:30 Monday night, and I spent all day Tuesday driving EVERYWHERE I’ve wanted to go but couldn’t sans transportation. The mall and Target were definitely included, but the main place I wanted to stop was my plant wonderland, Ott’s.
If Narnia and Jurassic Park somehow had a baby, it’d end up like Ott’s Exotic Plants. I mean that as in every room you enter leaves you in major awe, and the place basically just seems to be living and breathing on its own at this point. There’s a fiddle leaf fig in the center of the multi-room green house that’s at least 40 years old and at least 10 stories tall (and also hard as heck to photograph, oops), and if you know anything about fiddle leaves you know it’s nearly impossible to keep them alive, let alone for 40 years. The floors have moss growing in the corners and some plants seem to have basically been forgotten about years ago, except they started to thrive in the humid green house rather than die. There’s probably every type of plant you could dream of, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Audrey 2 was hidden somewhere. I think every time I end up there I not only want to lay on the floor in the back room and bask in the elephant ears and fig trees, I also leave with at least $60 worth of plants (…sometimes more).
Check out some pictures of my favorite place and tell me you don’t wanna visit: