Sunday, September 26, 2010

The underrated houseplant

The other day (why yesterday in fact) I shared a fun book binding tutorial from janis over at pinecone camp. Well since poppytalk was so kind as to introduce me to her wonderfulness, I decided to search through pinecone camp's archives and see what fun posts they have! I quickly fell in love with pretty much every post she has, but my personal favourite (especially since I've recently moved into a new dwelling) was the article on "the underrated houseplant". Here's a snipit for you:

"I just don't think houseplants get the credit they deserve. They are incredibly inexpensive, come in a variety of colours and textures, are easy to care for and they last a long time. What's not to love about all that?"

Can you see why I fell in love with her writing style so quickly? She's awesome! And check out her front door plant makeover:

Before (boring, lifeless, and pretty much the same as my dull front door):

After (charming, welcoming, and DIY friendly!):

Hooray! I figure my new life goal is to be as cool as pinecone camp and copy cat that fun front door greenery! But not until the spring...I don't see much point in investing time and money into a plant that is sure to die with the oncoming fall/winter/miserable cold weather. Until spring! Yay!


  1. Doesn't the plant by my door look nice too? Mom

  2. I love the pot that the plant is in. It's so welcoming. :) I'm going to visit her blog now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have an evergreen tree that needs a home. Might be great in a pot?


  4. You could put themed plants there -like a little Xmas tree in the winter! Might get stolen though...