Decorating with Plants

Plants make exceptional home decor. In addition to enhancing your home with new colors, textures, and fragrances, using plants as holiday decor is an affordable and environmentally friendly way to keep your home looking stylish and festive. Plus, being around plants has been shown to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, no matter what the season!

Years of research have proven the health benefits of plants to their owners and surroundings. As few as three small plants in a 12×10 foot room can purify the air we breathe and lower stress. Indoor plants lower the presence of molds and bacteria in contrast to rooms without plants. This season, consider adding some holiday plant decor to your home.

Spring

Bring spring inside with a selection of blooming bulbs like tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Tabletop weeping pussy willow trees, and potted wheatgrass and mosses, add a bit of whimsy to your spring decorating. They’re an excellent way to keep the winter blues at bay while waiting for your outdoor garden to begin blooming.

Summer

During the summer, houseplants like citrus trees, palms, ferns, and bromeliads can help give your home or patio some tropical vibes. Try adding potted cacti and succulents if you prefer a fun, southwest-inspired summer style. Houseplants can be used to accent the decor of any room, and are an easy way to soften hard edges in a cubicle or dorm room. A selection of red, white, and blue blooms are an excellent way to decorate your home or patio for Veterans or Independence Day.

Fall

Fall actually begins in late August in our Annuals department, as cool-season vegetables, mums, pansies, ornamental peppers, cabbage, and kale mingle with frost-tolerant annuals like dianthuses, snapdragons, nemesia, and more. Create long-lasting fall containers easily, using our carefully chosen selection of cold-tolerant annuals and evergreen foliage accents.

We also carry a selection of fall harvest accents. Find a variety of decorative pumpkins and gourds, as well as wreaths and corn stalks, for your autumn decorating. 

Winter

Poinsettias arrive in November, so don’t forget to stop by and see our amazing painted poinsettia collection! Each plant is hand-painted and glittered on-site, making it a unique, living work of art. Add some fun to your indoor holiday display with our dazzling painted and glittered ornamental cabbage. We also offer one-of-a-kind, handmade evergreen wreaths for the holidays.

This Valentine’s Day, consider decorating with houseplants that have heart-shaped leaves, like Anthuriums or Philodendrons. They make great gifts too!

The store is a fabulous "Christmas shop.” Whatever your decorating style or needs, betting you'll find the perfect touches at Homestead Gardens. Linda Z.