- Buy Local – Local Terracotta diyas should be a must buy. Promise me you will buy them without bargaining.
2. DIY, reuse, recycle. I spray painted few old things. For example, this old “monkey shoulder” bottle. Gold is not my colour but this time I used gold to bring a little bit of Diwali vibes at home. I actually like the rusty gold feel. I bought the spray paint from Itsy-Bitsy craft store.
3. Buy handmade art products. I am absolutely in love with the paper mache art candle stand that I got from the Kashmiri artisans.
4. Add more plants to you space
Three hydroponic plants that I have grown inside my house without any extra nutrient.
- Golden Trumpet – watch the roots grow beautifully in water
2 Philodendron – This beauty is amazing inside the water, the shape and stems makes this one look beautifully dramatic.
3 Spider Plant – Make sure that little bit of root is under the water, if water is closer to the tip of the root, it will start rotting.
- Rotate your succulent – frequently. Succulent will bend towards the sun so rotating them will keep them straight. If you forgot to rotate and in case any of your succulent has bend a lot, just put them into a bright ( not too sunny ) spot where they get light from everywhere, they will regain their original shape.
- Keep your succulent clean – use paint brush, I sometimes use tooth brush to keep them clean and dust free.
- Use Succulent Potting Soil – There is a huge difference in Succulent / Cacti planted in regular soil and cacti soil. I use Casa de Amor succulent potting soil and I order it from Amazon
- Container with drainage – is a must. If you are choosing a container without drainage then be very careful while watering, the rot very soon.
- Terracotta is their best friend – I have tried re-potting succulents in different mediums and I personally feel that Terracotta gives them a better life. Terracotta is breathable and it absorbs water from the soli.
I am Mili, an Engineer who later took up photography as a profession. I am a mother of nine year old child. Couple of years ago I took up home gardening seriously and I own many houseplants. My mantra is to bring as much plants as possible and make your own mini forest around you. Why? Because plants bring a lot of positive energy.
Apart from simple gardening tips, I will be blogging about home styling with plants and also about conscious living.
I will be presenting my ideas to make a happy coherent space around plants and nature and a healthy lifestyle. I will also be talking about local art, artisans and how handmade good makes our space more meaningful.
Why I chose the word Forest? The forest has great connection with the symbolism of the mother, it is a place where life thrives. Don’t you think so is our home?