Happy Happy Friday! This is our first full week of Greyson being in school and we are exhausted. Seriously, the change of getting in the groove with schedules and pick-up times, etc. is hard. I’m ready for a low-key weekend to catch up. Anyways, today I’m back with another round of The Ugly Truths – Keep Plants Alive and this time I’m sharing the truth behind some of our
gorgeous plants. So, if you are a plant lover or hoarder, you know that they can’t all survive. It’s a sad fact, I know. I’ve kept many alive but I’ve also lost some.
I revealed our Guest Bedroom a few months back (June?) and in the reveal I had some gorgeous plants.
In a perfect world, they would all be thriving, but come on, let’s talk reality.
I had two different plants in the big planter and one in the small and they all bit the dust! The room gets quite a bit of light, so I was surprised to see that they were just dying! I changed out the big planter in July and it died as well. Instead of taking out the dead plants right then, they just sat. Ha. Worse housekeeper of the year, right?!
I finally got off my rear end and did something about it.
How gorgeous are those? I know I can keep them alive. Want to know my secret? They are fake!! I’m actually really impressed by the look of them.
I’m tempted to add more around the house.
What do you think, would you add faux plants?
Oh, and if you thought this was my only area where “The Ugly Truths” come in to play, you are mistaken.
Somehow, I managed to kill this snake plant.
Snake plants are known for their ability to survive anything. Well, apparently my house doesn’t count.
Do you have any ugly truths? How do you take care of your plants? Any new ones that I should try?
Make sure to check out my last “Ugly Truths” post if you loved this one!
I love the fake plants! I’ve never bought fake because I’ve always felt like if you’re going to have the beauty of plants, you have to earn it by keeping them alive. Which also means I don’t have any plants. Because they ALL die. When I was in college I had a little philodendron that fell behind my mini fridge at some point and when I moved out of the dorm room that spring, my mom found it and somehow nursed it back to health. Apparently, green thumbs are not hereditary. She still has a plant that she got when my brother was born. In 1980!
haha. Behind the fridge cracks me up.
I was going to say something about your dead plants while we were there 😉 I love the fake one’s! I may have to start looking at some fake options, I kill all my plants!
Lol. I meant to change those out before you guys came and just forgot. Hobby Lobby had quite a few really good options and at 1/2 off they were a steal!
Corinna - A Designer At Home
They may not be close enough to the window to benefit from the great light the room gets. I have a bar cart right in front of the big window of our living room that I rotate plants onto so they get great light. My ugly truth is what every other room of my house looks like right now.
I think you are right. I have been rotating them (the ones that I can move), but I’m not great a remembering all the time.
Tania // Run to Radiance
The ugly truth about my plants is…they ALL DIE. hahah! This feels like a safe place so I had to say it.Seriously though…I have the worst luck with plants!
lol! Buy some faux ones… you won’t be sorry!
Where did you find those fake plants? I can never find nice ones. Those look so real!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I go those at Hobby Lobby! Use a 50% and they are so cheap!
The majority of fake plants are made in china and are filled with many unknown chemicals that leach into your homes air much less your skin when you’re touching them. I wouldn’t want my children breathing that. There are some nice dried Floral pieces at Michael’s made in USA that you can fashion into an arrangement. Also look for locally handcrafted arrangements at farmers markets and craft fairs. It’s a great way to support local businesses , just make sure they’re using local or American materials. Alternatively you can choose right plants for the room and location and then hide a water saucer or slow drip irrigator bottle in your decorative container that you just refill once a week. Then you can just put that task on your weekly chore list. I do mine on Sundays after lunch.