touches of green on gray days

Typically, I gravitate toward anything and everything BLUE, but with winter in full effect (or, as chilly as it’s going to get here in the southeast), I’ve turned to fresh greens to brighten the cold, gray days of winter.  My luck with houseplants has been 50-50…I have one that has been with me since I moved down south eight years ago, but I’ve murdered my fair share, as well.  Here’s a few pretties that have been hanging around our house lately…

I found this mini fiddle leaf fig at the commissary, of all places, and scooped it up right away!  They are pretty hard to find in the Carolinas, so I’m hoping that some nurturing and re-potting will make it grow!

A few weeks ago, I scored a box of vintage mason jars at one of my local thrift jaunts for $3 for the whole box!  I hadn’t heard of some of the name brands but each one is fabulous. I used one to try and salvage a few stems of a dying plant, in the hopes that they would re-root so I could replant it.  Doesn’t look like it’s working, but I love how cheer up our guest bath:

My Boston ferns are thriving in the garage, so every few weeks I snip a few fronds for the house.  They last forever and add a pop of color to my kitchen counters, bookshelves and bathroom sink:

This time, I stuffed a few into an old liquor bottle I picked up with the mason jars:

A peace lily sits atop a garden stool in the master bath and adds just the right amount of color to an otherwise light, white space:

What kinds of greenery have you used to add color to your home?

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  1. christine on February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    you and my sister are kindred spirits. her little winter bride blog has been full of greenery posts… LOL!

  2. christine on February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    my bad. her other blog. you two are separated by an ocean, yet your sensibilities are so in tune:

  3. Kelly Stivers on February 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Christine – she's a girl after my own heart!

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