plants

bringing plants indoors

Have you ever felt like a room in your home was missing something? That it is completely decorated, filled with your favorite things but isn't quite right? It may be time to add in some green - with a plant of course! Today we've laid out a few ways to use plants inside + indoor plants that help filter your air, keeping your space looking and feeling fresh!

Photo Credit: Adam Ford

Photo Credit: Adam Ford

Photo Credit: Life Simplified

Photo Credit: Life Simplified

Photo Credit: CONVIVAL

Photo Credit: CONVIVAL

Photo Credit: Ashley Lauren Design Studio

Photo Credit: Ashley Lauren Design Studio

Photo Credit: Kirsten Grove

Photo Credit: Kirsten Grove

Wheather you go big with a ficus or keep it small with baby succulents, adding plants into your home is the perfect way to melt the winter blues away and bring life into your space! Below, HYD has picked six different plants that not only look pretty, but also filter your air. (that's a win-win in our books!)

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With spring right around the corner be sure to pick up your favorites at the local nursery! 

Garden Shed organizing round up

Image from  archilovers.com

Image from archilovers.com

Spring is right around the corner and we've gathered some tips from around the web to help you purge, organize, and restock your garden shed. Sometimes it's hard to find the motivation to get a jump start on your yard and garden plots but having an inspiring potting shed definitely makes it easier. If you don't have a shed, think about possibly creating a gardening/lawn maintenance corner in your garage.


 

 

1. There is nothing worse than rusted, dull gardening tools. To keep tools sharp and shiny, try storing them in a sand filled bucket or clay pot and mix in a little bit of oil. Your tools will be well kept and easy to grab on the go.

 

 


Image from  bhg.com

Image from bhg.com

 

 

2. Be resourceful. Think outside of the box and repurpose items you already have. Use a chick feed as a shelf, use an old shutter as a shelf, mount old rusted tools to the wall to hang things from. Once you start thinking creatively you'll find you have all kinds of things you could probably put to good use.

 

 


Image from  bhg.com

Image from bhg.com

 

 

 

3. To help keep track of when to plant what, try displaying your seeds by month. We love this idea of using ribbons and clothes pins. Seed packets are so pretty it's like displaying informal art.

 

 


Image and tutorial from  Turtles and Tails

Image and tutorial from Turtles and Tails

 

 

 

4. If you have limited space and you're sharing real estate in a garage, use this handy pull down table to create space for potting plants when you need it.


Image and tutorial by  Instructables

Image and tutorial by Instructables

 

5. Need seating and storage as well? This step-by-step tutorial walks you through how to create these tasteful and useful benches when storage is limited.

 

 

HYD hopes these ideas give you reason to get outside, get a little dirt under your nails, and enjoy the spring that's on it's way!

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is this Sunday and we wanted to offer a few last minute suggestions if you are looking for gift ideas. We picked items that are usable and won't take up long term residence on a counter or a shelf. Keeping in mind that we are trying not to add clutter, we have come up with 5 items that any mom would love to receive.

k.Hall candle

1. K. Hall Peony Candle : This candle looks and smells like Spring and has a 130 hour burn time. Extra bonus: the tin is definitely worth repurposing once the candle is used up. We would use it to store tea. 

seedpacketnotecards

2. Seed Packet Notecard Set: These vintage seed packet note cards are to die for. 20 come in each set.

tomatojam

3. Blue Chair Tomato Jam & 7 Citrus Marmalade: Summer in a jar. Enough said.

pottedplant

4. A potted plant. Perfect pick me up inside or could be replanted in the yard!

glowingbody

5. Yoga classes: Or any other kind of class or event. We love giving gifts that include an experience.