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Laurie’s House Full of Plants


Snowed in? Tired of winter? Well today we visit Laurie Fischer’s house which is full of beautiful houseplants!

I love this picture Laurie sent of flowering, flowering plants inside – in stark contrast to the snowy scene outside. If you are a gardener in a cold climate, you need such a space to survive the long winter!

House plants in an officeWhat a wonderful place to work full of plants. Note that there is plenty of light hanging over the plants by the window. Adding artificial light to complement dark windows and extend the short winter day can dramatically increase the number of indoor plants you can successfully grow. And best of all, modern LED lights are energy efficient, making them an inexpensive way of illuminating your plants well.

Geraniums as house plantsGeraniums (Pelargonium hybrid) are usually grown as summer annuals in cold climates, but with light complimenting the window they can produce their brightly colored flowers indoors all winter.

You hardly need any curtains when you have so many house plants! I love that Laurie uses ordinary lights to give her plants enough light. Grow lights can be an attractive part of your decor and make the plants happy at the same time.

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Robert Dunfee