Over the years, through various moves and a once very mobile lifestyle, we have given away all of our houseplants. Being settled now, and working on bringing life to a new home, plants come to mind a lot – and the fact that we really don’t have much greenery in here. Throughout the last week I set to work on that. It only took a few (very enjoyable) moments of my time, at a few different intervals, and did not cost a thing. If you are wanting to bring a little bit of green into your home, you might try just taking a little walk around your yard to begin with.
It helps to have some containers on hand that you find attractive and would like to display around your home. I have been collecting terracotta pots at the thrift store, as well as some simple pottery pieces that catch my eye. Things like succulents should be fine in a pot without drainage holes, as long as you are careful not to over-water.
The succulents shown, I found growing along our driveway. They multiply quickly and there is quite a large spread of them. I chose from a few areas that were full and healthy. I gently spooned up the dirt underneath them, and with only a gentle pull, the roots came free.
The mint I found growing in the planter box out front, and if you have ever grown mint, you know that it also multiplies readily. In a similar way that I moved the succulent, I now have a small potted mint which I look forward to watching grow.
We will soon start some seeds indoors, to be moved out to our garden when spring is a little closer. We have been collecting materials to be used as seedling pots, and once we get started I will share more on that.