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Planty Projects

  If you’ve
walked into a Lowes or Home Depot within the last month you’ve probably noticed
their huge selection of plants,
flowers and herbs they’ve stocked for spring. As soon as spied the racks of
succulents I immediately did a happy dance and piled them into my basket,
completely forgetting my original purpose for being in Home Depot. Then I
grabbed a few other planty things and headed home to decorate the house. 


keeping the house stocked with fresh flowers is an expensive habit, plants are
a great alternative for brightening up areas of your home. They are
inexpensive, require little maintenance, last forever {if you take care of them}
and breathe life into a room.

If you are
nervous about committing to a houseplant, start with a succulent. You can’t
kill it. In fact, succulents thrive
off of neglect. And don’t you dare purchase a pre-made succulent garden from a hardware store. You can make them for so much cheaper! The ones I saw at Home Depot were $25+ and I made mine for around $12.

I purchased my succulents for $3 each from Home Depot.

 Since succulents require well-drained soil, make sure you splurge on a small bag of cactus soil (less than $5).

  I also picked up river pebbles from Michael’s for less than $2 (with a weekly 40% off coupon).


  I love how good this trio looks on my coffee table.

 I also couldn’t resist bringing this little curly guy home with me too.

 Doesn’t this fern make you so happy? I put it in my kitchen.


I also created a little inspiration board for the rest of my indoor planty projects to come…


As for the outside, I have lots and lots of upcoming spring plants and herb projects! Over St. Patty’s Day, I picked up two Boston Ferns for $10 each at Home Depot. Since the day we found this house, I have dreamed of hanging these pretty plants from the porch. I am obsessed with them!


More spring updates to come… 


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Brooke Norville

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

You've inspired me to buy succulents! I am horrible with plants and my hubby never lets me waste $ on them anymore after so many fails. lol. Maybe I have a plant that will like me and my neglect;) Thank you! Your planty projects looks great!!

kurt black

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

I have heard so many great things about Carolina and I want to go very badly. This was a great post and I love the design columbia sc


Saturday 6th of April 2013

drive on over to Nashville please green thumb isn't so green this spring and I need your help - hehe

Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle)

Friday 5th of April 2013

I have been trying to think of different low maintenance plant ideas for around our house and this hit the nail on the head! Thanks so much for sharing :)

April of A. Liz Adventures

Friday 5th of April 2013

I have been wanting to add some succulents to my work desk! Time to hit up HD this weekend (like we aren't there every single weekend anyway...)!