The countdown is on only ten shopping days left to Christmas Day. The time flies by without my even noticing; still we have you covered at the Andersonville Galleria. Three floors of shopping with tons of gift ideas including many in our booth, Design Interior Plant, where you can find all sorts of unique pieces for every member of your family and friends, no green thumb required. All easy care plants with instructions included. So come on out to Andersonville in Chicago and check out our living gifts. We’re also open for late night shopping too now, so procrastination is over, no more excuses, come out and Shop!
The holidays are almost upon us, where does the time go? Reflecting back on 2018 which seems to have flown by so quickly has brought some good and bad memories of this past year. However, I’m also reflecting on the designs we have made and thinking about those new and old is always fun. As the holiday season approaches, quicker than I’d like, I’m happy to say we have stocked our booth at the Andersonville Galleria full of wonderful new designs for the season that’s upon us. The good thing is that our air plant and terrariums arrangement will not only look good for the holiday season but will bring joy to you all year long. That’s the fun of living plants, even when the weather is gloomy plants bring joy to us. It’s been scientifically proven that nature, plants etc. can lighten our mood and even help with depression, so what’s not to love? So with that said here’s to the holidays, hoping everyone has a great time.
The Holidays aren’t far away and the weather has certainly given us some clues to that as well. As outdoor gardening grinds to a halt it’s time to hunker down and think about making a garden inside. Our rooms can certainly benefit from having plants in them. They purify the air which can get stale and filled with toxins from our furniture and candles we may burn during the winter months, they also help with humidity which is a perfect addition to all those plug in humidifiers we have to use. Plants can also make us feel happier, by elevating our mood. When we have to take care of them during those cold dreary months of winter they can bring us pleasure with beautiful flowers like the easy care Christmas cacti, or with bright colourful foliage as in the varieties of Fittonia’s, or Chinese Evergreens for example and, did you know you can grow lemons indoors as well if you have a bright sunny room? The Meyer Lemon tree’s flower fragrance is intoxicating not to mention the bonus of fresh lemons. Other plants that are easy to care and work well in darker rooms, are Zizia, Sansevieria, some of the Begonia’s and ferns like the Asparagus fern. Air plants are another easy alternative if you don’t have a lot of room or don’t want to be bothered with soil. These easycare plants just need a place to rest, some light and a few sprays of water a week to keep them happy in your homes. So there’s no excuse not to fill your house with beautiful plants while your outdoor garden sleeps.
In addition to houseplants or air plants, you can create your own mini garden with a terrarium. These can be made to fill any space in your house be it big or small and can have low light plants inside or bright sunny loving cacti. There’s so much variety in ‘minis’ as they’re called for terrariums these days, plus ornaments, statues, tiny garden furniture, the world is as big as you can dream it inside one of these magical places! These can be fun to create with your children too. So don’t go worrying about the miserable weather outside this winter, step into the world of terrariums or create your own outdoor space indoors with a variety of houseplants to blow away those winter blues!