I’m Becoming a Plant Lady

Maybe this is just a natural transformation that has been sped up by living in a big city without any type of yard, porch, patio, etc. but I’m definitely thinking I’m at a the turning point to becoming a “plant lady”. While my husband is glad it’s not a cat lady (not allowed in our apartment anyway), he’s still a bit hesitant of my new love for greenery. That’s not to say he isn’t supportive of my ideas, he just knows that I don’t exactly have a green thumb…

I successfully cared for three herbs last summer – basil, rosemary, and oregano – but they all failed eventually. I lost the basil to aphids, and the rosemary and oregano just sort of gave up. I tried doing research on how to save them, but it was too late.

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Next I tried my hand at a succulent – I figured those were almost impossible to mess up. However, my little plant was over-cared for (touchy) and ended up getting so tall that it couldn’t hold itself up anymore!

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However, I think I’m getting the hang of things. I successfully cared for this little guy I found in the indoor/easy care plant section of Home Depot all the way through the winter and it’s GROWING!

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So I got a little more confident and purchased this one from Lowe’s – also indoor, low light, easy care, etc. and I’m proud to say it’s going strong.

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I even recently got this little cactus from the Garfield Park Conservatory (also mentioned in this post!). I swear, if I manage to kill a cactus, I won’t buy any more plants (maybe).

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But I’ll tell ya, I’m kind of on a confidence boost and dreaming of bigger greens. I mentioned this in my Spring Decor Wishlist, but it’s gotten stronger (or worse, according to the hubs). Here’s what’s been inspiring me lately!

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Love this with all the neutrals and wood! (Via Front & Main)
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If I had a patio…. (via Apartment Therapy)
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How calming would a mini-tree be in your office? (Via Belathee Photography)
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Love the plant stands, the planters, everything! (Via The Every Girl)

Anyone else out there in a plant craze? How have your green thumb adventures been going, I always need tips! You can also follow me on Pinterest to be inspired more!

Lydia Jane


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7 thoughts on “I’m Becoming a Plant Lady

  1. I love being surrounded by plants in my home! When I moved to Chicago from Florida last year, I was worried that all of my plants would hate the transition. Thankfully, my apartment has big windows, so the plants are right on the windowsill and are happy! I only lost two casualties 😦 but the rest have stayed green throughout the winter!

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  2. Looks so classy! I tried herbs, but found that the way my building was positioned they just didn’t get enough sun. I wonder if that was the problem with your rosemary and oregano? Those were the two that died on me.

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    1. That’s very possible. City apartments aren’t known for getting tons of natural light. They were in the sunniest spot possible, but I think when the summer was over it just wasn’t enough.

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