Re-potting Plants is My Happy Place

by | Aug 21, 2019 | 2 comments

Do you like to re-pot houseplants? I do. It takes me to my happy place and any stress I have melts away.


Dyckia ‘Pale Rider’

New plants

Last week I received a box of plants from Little Prince of Oregon Nursery and was asked to unbox them and share the video on my social networks. (I was not paid to do so, other than the fact I received nine fabulous plants.) You can watch the video here. The plants are healthy and large with nice root systems and you can order some yourself at the website above. I was blown away by the quality and what good shape they were in, especially after traveling from Oregon to Michigan. They packed them so well there wasn’t even soil spilled in the box.

Here are the plants after they arrived before they were re-potted.

Little Prince of Oregon nursery plants

The plants before they are potted up into decorative containers

Re-potting the plants

Today I decided to re-pot them into decorative pots. I had been waiting to find the perfect plants for some of my favorite containers and these plants were the ones. I gathered the potting mix, screen for the drainage holes, and the plants. It is so rewarding to put plants into nice containers instead of leaving them in the unattractive utilitarian pots they come in. One didn’t have a drainage hole, but I solved that problem with a diamond-tipped drill bit.

Nine re-potted plants from Little Prince of Oregon Nursery

The nine plants all re-potted and looking good!

My favorite pot is my green Bergs pot my daughters gifted me at Mother’s Day. I love it! The striped bamboo fern (Coniogramme emeiensis ‘Golden Zebra’) looks perfect in it. What do you think?

Bergs pot

My Mother’s Day Bergs pot with the striped bamboo fern

Striped bamboo fern

Isn’t this fern amazing?!

I also had another unglazed Bergs pot I purchased (you can purchase them online or here in the metro Detroit area at Detroit Garden Works) and I planted the bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) in that one. Mark from Little Prince sent me so many amazing plants, but I especially love the ferns. Thank you, Mark!

Bergs pots with new plants

Love my Bergs pots!

Choosing pots

I was lucky enough to have been invited to Dallas, Texas in April by the Jobe’s fertilizer company and drove to the Silos in Waco the day after the meeting. I bought a Magnolia Established pot and planted the antenna fern (Doryopteris cordata) in it. The heart fern (Hemionitis arifolia) went into a Martha Stewart pot I bought from K-mart years ago.

The other pots are just ones I picked up here and there and finally had the plants for.

'Frizzle Sizzle' ready to flower

Flower bud on the ‘Frizzle Sizzle’

Today was a bit stressful and so re-potting the plants just took me right to my happy place and the stress disappeared. Thank you again, Little Prince of Oregon Nursery for the plants. It was so fun to unbox them and planting them into new homes today was exactly what they, and I needed.

Do you like to re-pot your plants or is it a chore? Do you have some special pots or do they all just go into matching pots? Do you use terra cotta, white, or colorful pots? Tell me in the comments.

Here’s a Pinterest graphic for your convenience.

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  1. Shari Harniss

    I am constantly amazed at the variety of plants available to us now. LOVE the striped bamboo fern! I would have the shady sides of my yard covered in ferns, if I could!

    • Lisa Steinkopf

      Me too! I love ferns and I do have many outside, too.


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