Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about plants. I am on a six-week (the plants are still alive) streak at our house since buying a few indoor plants. The debate over real versus fake plants is … well real. Did you know both types of plants have their own hashtags? But the more I read about the benefits of real plants in the home, the more I lean towards…
Team Real Plants.
Real plants give us the opportunity to bring the outdoors inside. And, in our device filled days, maybe the responsibility of a little green plant might be the distraction we need from the day to day routine. Yep, I found my green thumb once I put my phone down.
Because we all know phones and water are never a good mix.
Side Story not related to plants: In a 24 hour period my husband and I both killed our phones to water mishaps. Mine landed in my uncovered to-go cup in my car (when I hung up on a call I inadvertently dropped my phone into my cup). And, my husband’s phone dropped right into the dog dish the next morning.
Do you struggle with decorating with real or fake plants? Or do you like a combo platter of real and faux plants? I know what some of you are thinking. There are bigger questions to answer.#suburbanmomprobs
However, a quick Google search found many debates about plants. And, there are just as many sites selling faux plants. I found this Nebraska based blogger who was on the fence. And, when I finished her post she had persuaded me to pull back on any judgment.
Besides reducing carbon dioxide levels and other pollutants and increasing humidity, here are a few reasons I want to commit to real plants in my home.
Do you feel more relaxed?
Here are a few questions I want to throw out there when I think about my living and breathing little plants:
- Do you think plants have feelings?
- Do you talk to your plants? #nojudgement
- Can we grow boxwood indoors?
Maybe it’s the mom in me that is drawn to real plants; especially now as my nest thins out with middle child now in college. My younger son reawakened my interest in real plants when he asked for a cactus for his room. Now, that cactus did not fare well under the care of a teenager, but I have a plan to add a little more green to his bedroom. Stay tuned.
There is something about seeing new leaves on an ivy or keeping an annual alive inside during winter. #geranium#annuals
So where do you weigh in on the real plants versus fake plants conversation? Not sure what types of plants to get?
Pottery Barn has this article on bringing the outside in.