Wednesday, May 15, 2013

$4 evergreen for the kitchen...

After being inspired by yesterday's post potted evergreen...inside
I found a cute Arborvitae at Home Depot for $4.
A new vignette in the kitchen was in order,
sadly before I got home and plopped it in the pot finished it the rain started in.
 I waited till about 7:30 for it to clear up, and finally had to take my photos. 
Sorry for the bad pics, lighting, shadows, etc. I'll replace them tomorrow. 


It's three feet tall, and gives the space a big dose of green texture.
Black stripes are on the to-do list for that pot, too!


A few of you were curious whether it would live inside. Since I wasn't sure I didn't
 pot it in soil, leaving it to easily take outside for water and sunshine as needed.   

Simple, inexpensive and packs a punch of nature till things start blooming
around here!

24 comments:

sharon smith said...

I love plants in the kitchen. That's the perfect choice for your area!
Great idea.

Sharon

ECK Design said...

Hi Pam! It looks like a cypress and definitely, it will live indoors! Especially since you've got it in a sunny location! Pot it in soil and it will live much longer! Let soil dry a little in between waterings. =o)
Great thing about evergreens is that you have an instant little tree to help decorate your space for the holidays! =o)

Julia Konya said...

Love it! And I'm sure it'll grow if you keep it by the window.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Love that touch of green in your kitchen Pam! Black stripes will be a fun addition too:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like the perfect size for the spot, too, Pam! The stripes will look great on that pot. Are you going horizontal or vertical?

Andrea said...

It's the perfect punch of natural green! Now I want to make a trip Home Depot today.

Cathy Wall said...

Looks perfect! It's always nice to have a spot of green indoors and if that guy is going to survive, it seems to be in the perfect location! Keep us posted, I may just have to try this myself!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Clever idea, looks so nice and the pot is perfect for it! That is the same cypress variety a friend gave us in a little pot at Christmas, should be good indoors. Beautiful styling as usual!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love the hit of green. I'm interested to see how it does indoors (I haven't had much luck with evergreens in general around here!).

Nancy said...

You really are an inspiration Pam- this is what it's all about, inspiring one another. I got a bunch of $8. boxwoods from your suggestion at HD and am greening my deck and indoors. Found some $8 orchids at Ikea yesterday! Have a great day!
xo Nancy
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meaningfulspaces said...

Great idea! I can't wait to see you work your magic on the pot.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's adorable and what a great deal! :)

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

cute! I like that it's a little unexpected.

Lori said...

I love the green addition. You find the best deals! Looking forward to seeing stripes.

Leslie said...

Beautiful addition Pam! I always like a little fresh greenery in the kitchen.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I love the way it looks. Very clever making it possible to take outside to water.
Your pictures are great.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

There's just something special about live plants in the house especially the kitchen. I love your idea of the black stripes on the pot.

Dana Frieling said...

If anyone can make that sucker live indoors, it's you, my friend! Love your stripes idea.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the stripes on the pot!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love, love, love the scale and texture of it in the house!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looks great Pam...I always like to have fresh herbs in my kitchen...

Vel Criste said...

Amen Pam! And for $4, truly worth every buck! Your pictures not so bad especially with how you arranged it all, pretty picture! :-)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Seriously so easy it makes me sad that I did not think of that. Stealing this idea for my home staging.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow $4.00?...I cannot buy a simple bouquet of flowers here for that little!..Looks great and great idea about leaving it in the pot...but it looks like it will get great light...so it may do very well...Beautiful Pam!

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