In the past I’ve been a known plant killer, and I’m not going to lie – it was 100% my fault. I can be very forgetful/inattentive and those two qualities don’t really mix with plant keeping. But then my grandma taught me to have a set day of the week that’s “plant watering day”. I actually have two days now (Wednesday and Sunday) due to frequent travel, guests and generally just being a little bit too busy. But hey, it’s helping… A LOT. I’ve only killed a few plants in our new home as opposed to all of them, all the time.
Haha! OK, one more confession – fake succulents and air plants. You can barely tell the difference, you guys! This is life changing!
Anyway, visiting nurseries is one of my favorite outings. On this particular day, I bought a cool tropical tree for my bedroom and a really good prickly pear cactus. Plants are definitely my favorite collection. I have so many, but I ALWAYS have room for one more.
Elsie’s Wearing: Dress/Urban Outfitters, Shoes/Swedish Hasbeens, Bag/Madewell.
Take it away, sister!!
Haha! Yes, you’d have to put me on the plant killer list too! It has been much better since I started working from home this past year. I’ve slowly started to grow my plant collection that I started with just one that I attempted to keep alive for three months. I let myself buy more after I proved (to myself) that I could keep that one guy alive. Now I’ve graduated to a small herb “garden” (it’s really a big pot) in my kitchen and SIX other potted plants around the house. So far, no deaths. But… we’ll see.
Emma’s wearing: Sweater/Calvin Klein, Shorts/H&M, Shoes/ModCloth, Purse and Sunnies/Oui Fresh
Maybe we should go plant shopping next time I visit Nashville, sis. I can always drive my new babies back home with me when I leave. 🙂 xx. Emma
Credits//Elsie’s Photography: Amber Ulmer, Emma’s Photography: Janae Hardy.
Emma, I LOVE the planter in your kitchen, and I love it even more knowing that it has herbs! Where do you ladies recommend buying hanging planters? The ones from Home Depot I have seen are not as pretty 😉
These photos are so cute! I can’t wait for Oui Fresh to launch! I NEED that white bag. So cute!
Elsie you are so brave to wear such a short dress being a lady with bigger thighs. You must have super self confidence
The shorts are adorable! Love the black dress too.
What a cool dress and mazing place to take photos
Your sweater and that white bucket bag!! Pretty!
I love plants but kill them…no green thumb here
You guys are too cute!
You girls look adorable and lovely! Also, plant shopping is ♥ regardless if you’re going for the fake or real ones. Haha!
My name would definitely be on the “plant killer” list too! haha!
And I am ALL about those fake plants. Target is a gold mine for those fake succulents, and you seriously can’t tell a difference, unless you touch it, of course! For now though, I’ve kept my aloe plant alive for over a month, and am considering that a triumph!
Love both of your styles on here, btw!
A Whimsy Wonderland
You two are just the cutest! Loving the Monday cheer!
Oh I love plant shopping!
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Cacti are a great choice! They love to be left unwatered. In rooms that have low light, I’ll also install daylight bulbs to help boost the plants. Cute outfits! 🙂
Likely By Sea
These looks are so darling. And I love your plant commentary! Wandering through greenhouses and flower shops is one of my favorite summer pastimes! But I’m always buying succulents because they’re easier to keep alive! Too funny!
I am always checking all the big box craft stores. Michael’s is where I got the ones I have, I believe. Target and West Elm also sometimes have them.
Totally!! I think Laura and I can do that. :))
Where do you get your believable faux air plants? I can’t keep them alive, but I love the way they look. Thanks!
Would love a blog post on your favorite faux succulents and air plants, as well as the planters you put them in!