When I was a kid, I was a little bit obsessed with houseplants. I'm not sure why, but I remember there was a lady in town who had a Wandering Jew plant that grew all over one wall of her living room.
It was all at once both fabulous and creepy.
I never had a whole lot of luck with houseplants until we moved to this house and actually had some good light (at which you say 'HA!' because my pictures aren't lit right. The light here is great for plants, but still too dark to take pictures.
We had a lovely Saturday a couple of weeks ago, and I took advantage of the sunny warmth to repot my houseplants, which I do once or twice a year. A good number of them had outgrown their homes, plus I had some new containers I wanted to try.
I am loving copper right now, and bought some vintage molds that were just a buck or two apiece. This ring mold was a dollar at a flea market.
Having a jar (or four!) of pebbles in my basement is a good idea when one has plants or cut flowers or just for the heck of it, for that matter.
I placed a layer of the stones in the bottom of the mold (you can see one peeking out) and then put a layer of houseplant mix over it. My mix (in this case) includes peat and sand as well as potting soil. I need good drainage, as I am planting succulents.
The succulents get pushed into the soil around the ring.
Then I put more pebbles on top of the soil, carefully placing them around the plants.
This is an experiment...we'll see how my babies fare! Do you "do" houseplants? This is one of my go-to websites.