January 29, 2016

Decorating with Houseplants in Winter

Houseplants bring life to any room, especially during the cold, dreary days of winter. I love container plants, and over the years I have amassed quite a collection of tropical specimens. Most of them are kept in the greenhouse, where they can be nurtured - primarily during the winter season and times when I am traveling.

When I entertain, I like to decorate my home with a wide assortment of potted plants that provide interesting and expressive foliage. It’s an inexpensive way to add color and texture to any space. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, selected a lovely collection of ferns, orchids, succulents and other cheerful flowering plants to welcome my guests earlier this week. Enjoy these photos.