Six on Saturday: Housebound

Brrr, I’m sure we are not alone in having had minus temperatures all week. It’s not often this painfully cold here in the south of the UK but no outdoor gardening has been done so for this week’s six I’m featuring indoor plants.

Thanks as ever to The Propagator who hosts Six on Saturday every week whatever the weather.

1. Dried hydrangeas

I was given these gorgeous dusky dried hydrangeas by a lovely friend from my book club who cut them down from the front of her house and dried them. They have lasted since the summer and match well with our Charleston grey mantelpiece and postcard of Vanessa Bell’s self portrait.

2. Pilea love

I do love a good pilea or Chinese money plant. These two and the chalky pastel pots they come in were both bought from a new houseplant shop near us called Hand Spun Botanics.

3. Small rude houseplant

I’m afraid I can’t remember for the life of me what this interestingly shaped little plant is called but it does make me chuckle.

4. Tradescantia

For a small town we have a lot of houseplant shops. This tradescantia and its handmade pot come from the fabulous From Victoria. I bought the Boris Yeltsin matrioshka when I visited Russia at the age of 15, and the other Russian doll is a more recent purchase by my husband on a business trip to Moscow.

5. Daughter’s fern

I still miss the guys from yet another local houseplant shop, Organica, who moved to Spain just before the last lockdown. This fabulous blue fern came from them and has been styled by my 12-year-old (yes the Arctic Monkeys are back in fashion!)

6. Houseplant styling

Both my daughters aged 10 and 12 love houseplants and are constantly rearranging their displays to look ‘aesthetic’!

19 Comments Add yours

  1. What a delightful tour of your plants and some of your house. It’s encouraging that your daughters enjoy the houseplants, do they like gardening yet? Hope Baxter is behaving himself.

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    1. The girls just love houseplants but I have hopes for my six-year-old son on the gardening front!

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  2. n20gardener says:

    The pileas are very cute, Do they stay that way? I was looking for something small for a kitchen window and bought peperomia obtusiflia which is doing a bit too well! Love the dried hydrangea arrangement too.

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    1. Yes they can get a bit bigger but I usually accidentally kill them off at some point!

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  3. fredgardener says:

    Pretty houseplants and beautiful decoration of your home (I’ve liked Artics Monkeys too)

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  4. Your house plant tour was a lot of fun today! I don’t think I’ve ever come across a shop here for just house plants! Our plants are all combined together in big, big shops and then divided up into sections, like tropicals, grasses, annuals, shrubs and bushes, vegetables, etc and oh yeah, bird feeders get their own section along with outdoor furniture!

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  5. Such well presented house plants, they seem in total harmony with their surroundings. Love the pot the tradescantia is in – this looks like a recent cutting – are you like me, constantly taking cuttings of tradescantia? I need to give some to friends!

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    1. Not that recent but bits of it keep dying so I pull them off!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s nice to see your daughters have adopted an interest in plants. It feels good to see the genes passed on!

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  7. Nicely done, I think that is my first rude houseplant viewing…creative take on SOS!

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  8. Always nice to see something a little different – and yes, it’s a bit chilly to be hanging around outside for too long!

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  9. I have some dried hydrangeas too – they seem to keep really well.

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  10. Heyjude says:

    Lovely houseplants and I love your eclectic ornaments and pretty decor.

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  11. tonytomeo says:

    Could that unknown houseplant be a Ficus microcarpa? To me, it looks like what is known as a ginseng ficus. However, I do not know what species the ginseng ficus is. When I tried to search for it, I found the name Ficus microcarpa. I know Ficus microcarpa only as an old street tree in Southern California. It predates the all too common Ficus microcarpa ‘Nitida’ which is known more simply as Ficus ‘Nitida’.

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    1. Yes I think it is a mini ficus – that’s what I had in my mind but couldn’t bring it to the fore!

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  12. Katharine says:

    Wow – I’m loving all your houseplant placements. You and your daughters are very talented!

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  13. Noelle M says:

    My son got into cactus and carnivorous plants at about that age. I agree with all the other comments on the loveliness of the houseplants and the way they are displayed.

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  14. This is a wonderful post. I just love house plants x

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