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A Breath of Fresh Air

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Winter months can be a bit dreary

so I've been adding a little life here and there.








Pothos

in

blue and white transferware

is like a breath of fresh air

in

the

kitchen.






Often the container
makes
the
arrangement!










 









To protect the pitcher
I cut the "zip" off of a zip lock baggie and placed the potted Pothos inside the baggie.

Then the baggie, with potted plant inside, was placed in the pitcher,
keeping the top of the baggie and the top edge of the potted plant just above the pitcher opening.
This plant size fit snug in the pitcher opening.

Sheet moss was then placed around the top edge to cover the sides of the baggie, sides of the pot, and then to cover the soil.

When watering I add just a little at a time, in the center of the plant, allowing the soil to soak up the water.  Should there be a little excess, the zip lock baggie keeps the water contained so it doesn't drip down into the bottom of the pitcher.





Did you know that there are some houseplants that improve the quality of the indoor air you breathe?

It's true!

NASA says so!

Some houseplants help remove harmful toxins such as 

~ formaldehyde - in carpets, upholstery, glues, paint, and more

~benzene - in plastics, synthetic fibers, lubricants, rubber

~trichloroethylene - in paint removers, rug cleaning solution, adhesives, and more

So...
adding life in your home
through certain houseplants
is
like
breathing
a
breath
of
fresh
air!




Here are some other houseplants I have recently added to my home
and
the
pretty
containers
they are displayed in...

Orchids added here ~ Farmhouse Touches

Orchid up close ~ WOW!

Peace Lily added here ~ A Little Life


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15 comments:

  1. Your kitchen window is so amazing letting in all of that beautiful light. Jo

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  2. I planted an ivy in the white bowl of my mother's mixer, put it back on the stand and carefully lowered the mixer into the bowl. Cute in the kitchen!

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  3. Beautiful kitchen window! Love pothos everywhere in the house in winter!

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  4. Cindy, I never thought about using a ziplock bag as a protectant. Thanks for sharing your post!
    Stephanie@ Casa Watkins

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  5. What a cleaver idea! I love this and will remember this when we get move into our new house for a touch of springtime. You always have such warm and inviting touches. Happy weekend!

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  6. The simple little pothos looks so pretty in the pitcher. That's pretty much my favorite houseplant because it's so easy too keep alive.

    I do the ziplock trick too. It works!

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  7. Hi Cindy! I love the tip about the zip lock bag! Your little ivy looks so pretty in the pitcher. I have it in red and white. I love how everything looks so pretty in your kitchen with the light shining through.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. There are many plants that purify the air we breathe. A natural and beautiful way to cleanse the atmosphere.
    Brenda

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  9. Cindy,
    I am in total agreement with you, there is not a sweeter way to add brightness to our homes during the Winter months than house plants. Added health bonus too.
    Jemma

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  10. So pretty. I love the blue and white pitcher. Great idea.

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  11. Cindy,
    This Pothos is exquisite within your pitcher, dear friend!!!
    Thank you for the tip on using a plastic liner.
    I did purchase a Peace Lily and I'm enjoying it's delicate white blossoms.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Just beautiful pics. Love the zip lock bag idea! so clever I tell you! You kitchen is just beautiful too.
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  13. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for sharing at my party...luv that zip lock bag tip. You will be featured at my party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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