By: Natalie Jean
If you're anything like me, you love the first snowfall of the season but after that you can't wait for that 60 degree weather again! I have mixed feelings about every season, but I try to make the most of each of them. It's nearing the close of February, so it makes sense that it is still really cold outside however this past weekend we experience temperatures in the 50's in Eastern PA! Crazy. So, I got to thinking that while the weather makes up its mind, I want to find a way to make it feel like springtime in my home.
Today I'd like to share with you a few of my favorite flowers and plants that you can bring inside to make the winter temperatures not so intimidating. In fact, they might make your home seem like a springtime oasis until the birds finally fly north again!
Fresh Flowers: You can get flowers at your local grocery store, market, or florist! Trust me, this is the easiest and prettiest way to get nature indoors. You can also switch it up! Maybe on week you get some carnations and the next week you get baby's breath. Or maybe some Lamb's Ear, Eucalyptus, and small garden roses? The possibilities are endless!
Succulents: If you've been following along with Oakmoss Collective for a little while now, I'm sure you know that succulents hold a special place in our heart. We had our first event back in August of a terrarium workshops with succulents as the shining star! Those of you who attended might still have your terrariums, or maybe you planted your own at home with our tutorial. If you haven't even just having 3 or 4 potted ones on the window sill can "green" up the room.
House Plants: I love ferns and hanging house plants. They add a little bit of extra "umf" to your indoor plant game. You can do big potted plants in the corner of your living room, or a medium sized one (like a fern) that you can place on a table or bar. They bring life to any room and can even freshen the air!
Bright Fruit: While this isn't in the plant category necessarily, adding a bowl of oranges or lemons to your table or kitchen hutch can definitely bring that bright springtime feel to your kitchen! I try to rotate out the colors with fruits that don't need refrigeration, like apples, oranges, lemons, and bananas. Try it out!
Natalie is the founder of Oakmoss Collective and loves finding new ways to bring fresh and creative aspects to an average day. Her heart is in celebrating the every day, making the most of the simple moments. Sign up for Oakmoss Collective's newsletter for little notes from Natalie, creative downloads, and updates on the website!