It’s Houseplant Appreciation Day!

by | Jan 10, 2016 | 7 comments

Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day, which of course is every day for me. There isn’t a day that goes by in my house that one or many houseplants aren’t cared for. The sheer number of them makes this necessary. The thing is, I love it! Houseplants make one happy, are calming, and lower blood pressure. I am happy but I’m not sure my husband is as happy….

Sentimental houseplants for Houseplant Appreciation Day

There is no denying that houseplants are a large part of my life. My house is full and overflowing with them. I got this love from my Mom and grandma.

Grandma's East window in her kitchen full of African violets
Grandma’s East window in her kitchen full of African violets

My grandma could grow amazing African violets. Don’t you love the margarine tubs used for saucers? (Yes, margarine came in those little tubs, a long time ago.) I think they are pretty and grandma liked to use what she had.

Mom’s Fern

My 30 year old fern for houseplant appreciation day
Over 30 year old fern

This fern is from a piece of a plant my Mom received at her wedding shower in 1957 from my great grandma. My Mom still has her plant (now I own it) and I’ve had mine for over 30 years. I love the stories behind family houseplants. A couple of years ago my aunt gave me a piece of this true Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii.) It was also from my great grandma.

My Aunt's Christmas cactus for houseplant appreciation day.
My Aunt’s Christmas cactus.

Holiday decorating with plants

I have always loved plants and I even use them for holiday decorating. Doesn’t everybody?

decorating for houseplant appreciation day
Poinsettia, orchid, and air plant

Houseplant fun for Houseplant Appreciation Day

I like gnomes, owls, ladybugs, and birds, so they end up in my plants. Have fun with your houseplants! Check out my book Houseplant Party for more fun projects.

Flowers everywhere

Almost any day of the year, somewhere I have something blooming. It could be an amaryllis, a begonia, an orchid, or an African violet.

Houseplant projects

I like to make accessories for my houseplants like macrame hangers, and frames for my miniature orchids. I even painted pots for my bunco prizes, which of course were plants.

The point is, on this day for houseplants, is that I do appreciate them. They bring me happiness and make my life better. I hope you have found a houseplant or two or more that do the same for you. If not, now is the time to get one and see how it will make your life better.

Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!
Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!

Have a great week, plant friends! 


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  1. Rebecca

    What a great article..Really enjoyed it!!!!

  2. Kim Smith

    Really nice plants. I have indulged myself and have a lot more houseplants inside this winter. Yours are so pretty and great color.

  3. Dianna

    I also love plants, I have 46 different African violets. We have to put a fires creek in front of the plant light because the cat thinks they are salads.

  4. Dianna

    Firescreen, sorry.

  5. Jaime

    Yours are gorgeous as usual! You’ve created some great projects for them and with them, too. What is that last one there? Some sort of philodendron?


      Yes, Jaime, that is a Philodendron ‘Golden Emerald’ Thanks for stopping by! Lisa

  6. Beth

    What a lovely post, especially the personal stories about the houseplants handed down in your family. thanks so much for sharing them! -Beth


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