Today at the nest the color is green. As in green plants, as in decorating with easy growing plants, as in green-is-my-Summer-to-Fall-decorating-color-on-my-mantel.
Even though summer has only just begun in these parts, I was kind of ‘over’ my summer mantel. Not that I still didn’t like it, but I was in the mood for something new. Something to tie me over until I was ready to bring the Fall decorations out again.
A trip to the garden center gave me all the inspiration I needed.
I decided to go with green. Green plants.
Now I must confess I am not the best keeper of plans. They tend to die on me. Either from neglect or from too much love.
I needed dummy proof plants. ‘Cause I am a dummy when it comes to plants.
So if I was to bring any plants into the house they had to tick the following boxes:
Rich in Flair and Oomph Factor
Did I say Easy
- Well these grasses ticked all of those boxes. They need quite a bit of water, actually they need a lot of water, so I have to remember to give them that. But since you can’t really overwater them (they like wet feet) I just give them a big gulp and then some once a week and they are fine. I love the texture all those spiky grass leaves have. I love the subtle variations in the green too. I think this mantel qualifies perfectly for an in-between-seasons-mantle and these lovely green plants really make my life beautiful and yet keep it simple and easy. Just my kind of decorating.
This little one is my favorite. Those little round flowers look like tiny planets floating through the air.
And since summer isn’t really over yet, I added a little beach décor as well.
Mix it all up with some green bottles and you have a new and improved mantel decoration.
PS It’s my birthday today. Yup I stayed 25 another year