I love house plants.
I’m one of those crazy people with about 30 house plants and an eye out for more. I have a sweatshirt that says “Crazy Plant Lady” and it’s totally accurate. I can barely walk in a store that sells house plants and not buy one. It’s almost physically impossible.
I keep a spreadsheet (yes, a spreadsheet) listing my plants and their water, light, and fertilizing needs. Plus there is a “notes” column for what I learn from my own experience and what I learn from watching YouTube videos, following plant people on IG, and my local houseplant FB group.
They’ve basically become my main decorating choice. Need something for a buffet? Plants. Need something tall in the corner? Plant. Need something to fill in that shelf? Plant(s). They work for EVERYTHING!
I’m thankful my husband accepts my crazy plant lady status and even surprises me with new plants from work sometimes. He knows me so well.
Here is a small sampling of some of my beauties.
Last summer when my husband and I were in Barbados we were intrigued by all of the awesome tropical plants on the Sandals property. Our favorite bartender told us about Mark the head horticulturalist. On our last day there we met him and he gave us a private tour! I was geeking out so bad! He let me ask him a million questions and I passed all of his little “tests”. It was one of my favorite parts of our trip! (Nerd alert).
Honestly, I almost forgot to write today and my friend just texted me this post about doctors prescribing plants for people with depression and/or anxiety, which then sparked this idea.
Are you a plant person? What is your favorite?