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Design Dilemmas Andrea Mason of Perceptions Interiors is a professional interior designer who wants to help you upgrade your space

There are so many reasons why bringing greenery into your home is essential. It adds not only an element of the outdoors—which helps boost your mood and health—but also adds a textural element to your decor that you can’t find anywhere else. Choosing the right plant can be determined by examining a few different factors: current trends, maintenance, and where in the house it will thrive. The plants below will look fantastic in your home, and with some TLC they’ll grow into beautiful plants. FERNS: These low maintenance plants come in an array of varieties. Their fluffy and airy fronds add dimension to any space. They require medium to low, indirect sunlight, and you only need to water these beauties weekly. Hang them from the ceiling or keep them in a planter—the choice is yours. DWARF MEYER LEMON TREE: During these long winter days, this citrus tree will boost your mood with its potent smell and pop of color. They need as much sunlight as you can give, so the best place is directly in front of a window. Move the tree outdoors once the weather warms. These plants are a little more high maintenance and require pollination and pruning for the fruit to actually grow, but they are well worth the hard work. UMBRELLA PLANT: This houseplant is all the rage right now. It has a tropical look that can blend into any home, traditional or modern. You should water it deeply but infrequently, a few times per month. Depending on the variety, they come in differing heights and sizes. For optimal placement, find a bright room, but not in front of a window. ANTHURIUM: Add some color with this indoor tropical plant, also known as Painted Tongue or Flamingo Flower, that has a beautiful bright red flower. They grow in any level of indirect light, making it perfect for multiple surface options in your home. TRIED & TRUE OPTIONS: The Fig Leaf Plant, Monstera, and Succulents have been popular the last few years. It is no surprise that you will continue to see them as beautiful top choices when selecting indoor greenery. Local Sources... TWIG GARDENS: This mother-daughter duo create beautiful terrariums and interior gardens. They work with a variety of plants, including succulents, jade, aloe, and Chinese money plants. These talented ladies use repurposed containers, making their creations unique and customized to the client. www.twiggardens.com KEEP IT GREEN INTERIORS: Mostly working with commercial interiors, this is a great resource to help you transform your office space. Owner Lynn is knowledgeable on all things green and her living wall creations are something to get excited about. keepitgreeninteriors.com. —amason@thewcpress.com

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The WC Press Green Thumb Issue - March 2019  

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