The corner where I sit to work is bright and inspiring. My desk faces a wall of glass, so I am continually bathed in sunshine while I write. And right next to my desk – which is forever littered with stacks of paper and business cards – I have a little area that I think of as my oasis. This is the view from where I sit.
I’ve got a lot of house plants. 15 at my last count. I like to think that they make our apartment look tropical and alive. My husband thinks they make the place look cluttered. But I’m never giving them up and I do my best to keep them alive and bright and green, because these houseplants are the closest I can feel to being in my tropical element.
I’ve heard so many stories of island transplants who fill their homes with plants, attempting to create a little corner of home. I’m one of them.
This week is National Houseplant Week, and the folks at Costa Plants reached out with the idea of a houseplant giveaway. Cute idea, right? And here we are. One lucky reader will get a box containing FIVE beautiful houseplants to enhance their living spaces with. The plants include: a palm, a fern, a Dracaena, and a beautiful flowering orchid. I’ve been caring for these plants for a week now, and musing about why I love having house plants and keep wanting more of them. Here’s what I came up with.
1 – they’re beautiful and make my living space look lush, inviting and alive
2 – having green, vibrant plants around me reminds me of Trinidad, especially when the weather in Chicago takes its inevitable turn for the worst. My mom has always loved plants and fresh flowers. She passed that along to me for sure.
3 – live houseplants can cleanse indoor air from chemical pollutants!
4 – learning to take care of my houseplants feels like a sign of maturity. I used to joke that I had a “brown thumb.” Now I’m more patient, more mature, and more likely to do research to give a plant what it needs to thrive, rather than just being all like “oh well, I’m a plant killer.”
5 – they make me happy. That’s reason enough, right?
Now, giveaway time!
This giveaway will be officially closed by Monday September 23rd. How do you enter, how do you win?
Comment below and tell me why you love having houseplants!
One lucky reader will get a box containing FIVE beautiful houseplants to enhance their living spaces with. The plants include: a palm, a fern, a Dracaena, and a beautiful flowering orchid. The winner will be chosen at random, and Costa Farms will mail your plants to you.
– to enter you have to be living in the USA
– I’m not responsible for mailing out these items, please be aware
– please comment with your correct e mail address that you use regularly
Good luck, bellas! There are more giveaways in store. Stay tuned!