Sunday, March 14, 2010

Air plants are easy...



One $3 air plant purchased at my favorite little shop, Tom's, the last time my darling dear brother and I went there. The back outdoor area of Tom's is a small nursery run by his wife. I had no air plant experience. Vicki told me to just soak them in water for 5 - 10 minutes, once a week in winter, more often in summer. I follow her instructions, soaking them every Saturday. That's it. They're the most amazing plant I've ever met.

I started out with one, pulled it apart at the small end, meaning to only break off one section as an experiment, to see if I could multiply my supply on my own. To my distress, five pieces came off. I thought I'd ruined it. As you can see, it all worked out happily. My one $3 plant is now six plants, and the mother plant could easily give me a few more. They grow surprisingly fast.


Our family room mantle is sporting the baby air plants at the moment. I stuck the tiniest one in a piece of driftwood (pictured above), two others on each side.


One of the paintings my grandmother gave me hangs above the family room mantle. I love it so much... I highly recommend the air plant. They really are the coolest looking plant, and you can stick them anywhere: in driftwood or seashells, on a favorite plate, in a bowl, the options are endless. Before long, I'll have a house full of air plants...yay!

I hope you're having a fabulous Sunday, sweet friends. Today is so springlike, I'm fairly giddy with the intensity of it. R and the boy have run off to purchase some tomato plants. The boy has a little raised bed veggie garden in the back. Which is sort of ironic as he's not a fan of veggies....someday I'm certain that will change. In the meantime, R and I thoroughly enjoy the vegetables his little garden produces.

Thank you so much for popping in, as always, I'm thrilled that you did....xo





10 comments:

brock street said...

wow! why arent mine making babies too? i guess i am not following the rules as well.
love the photo's.
i hope your day is as beautiful as ours.

Fringe said...

oh dear. is your little plant not growing? try vicki's suggestion. soak it in a sink of water for 10 minutes once a week. it works miracles for mine.

our day is beautiful too, sugar! xo

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

How funny! I was just looking at buying some online and saw the title of your blog post.

They look simply lovely on your mantle.

SogniSorrisi said...

How cool!

hometown girl said...

those are so cute! i've never heard of them. soon you'll have a house full :) have a great week!! xo me

alexkeller said...

hmmm - i'll have to look for those - something my son could grow. we want to do a veggie garden, too - he's not a fan either - yet!

Waterrose said...

Well, I do really well with outdoor gardens...however indoor plants provide a challenge like no other. Even air plants. They have died in my care... They look great on your mantel and I love that painting as well.

Good Girls Studio said...

I have never heard of such a thing! Sounds like something I'd have a hard time killing ;) Perhaps I need some!

Waterrose said...

Thanks for visiting...yes, please do post, the more cards the better!

Fringe said...

I will post about it tomorrow, Rose. Thank you for making me aware of that sweet child...xo