Home Design Ideas: Indoor Plants by Renell Pacrin
For almost a year now, tending plants became one of the famous hobbies. It gives pleasure and wellness to plant enthusiasts who loves either ornamental, vegetable, fruit trees/plants, or herbal. My husband also started planting late last year, vegetables in particular. He used recycled materials (empty plastic containers of dishwashing liquid, cooking oil, distilled water bottle, etc.) for seed beds. While for the plant seedlings, he used bath room tissue cores and egg shells. He planted tomatoes, eggplant, okra, chilies, Baguio beans, snow peas, and papaya; I am excited to harvest one of these days! To protect his plants from insect borers, he made his own concoction of organic, environment-friendly insecticide. Certainly no health hazards, no stinking smell, and very effective. We have tried it in crawling ants in our kitchen counter.
Seeing my husband having fun planting, I have joined him and we’ve worked to improve the miniature front garden of Mima’s Homey. I do not have a green thumb, so he did most of the planting. I have assisted and gave him ideas and suggestions how we can improve, make our garden more neat and organized. We need to uproot and dispose other many years old existing plants which are deteriorating because they are not well-exposed to sunlight.
Planting at Home
We have started to look for indoor plants which can survive outdoors even without enough sunlight. We picked inexpensive and low maintenance plants (including one herbal, insect repellant plant), then retained and trimmed our remaining plants. It was so tempting to include in our garden the Thailand Calla Lily (my favorite flower) plants that I saw in the store. They look like dwarf-sized plant and have different available colors of flowers such as black, yellow, pink, as well as maroon; pricey but awesomely lovely!
One of the indoor plants we have selected is the Fortune plant. They were planted in three different sizes of pots and was placed near our gate and fence. While others, also three sets, were inside Mima’s Homey. I have used my idle pantry jars and made crochet jar/vase jackets. I was surprised how great they look, especially the one with white jar/vase jacket, I find it classic and elegant. It was pleasurable indeed and inspiring. And I plan to make more and find other indoor plants which can thrive in water. Simple, not costly, used/recycled pantry glass jars or coffee/jam glass bottles can be utilized, it pays to be creative. On top of it, crocheting and gardening combined as a hobby presents indoor plants in a different level. You can really find ways to make time useful and productive whatever skills and talents you were blessed
About the Author:
Renell A. Dela Cruz – Pacrin is a development worker (support staff) for seventeen years who loves to cook and bake. She earned a degree in Secretarial Administration and passed the NC II (National Certificate) in Bread and Pastry Production. During her free time, she bakes cookies, cakes, and pastries, mostly for her lovely daughter’s packed snacks, family occasions, and sometimes made to order. Currently self-employed, she focuses more on her spouse’ van rental business, home duties, exploring handicrafts, and taking care of the homey.