Unexpected Home Decor
- Healing and Caring Plants
- Vintage or Modern
- A Cool Shady Spot
- Confines of Containers
Healing and Caring Plants
Lotions and potions are made from many plants including flowers and herbs grown in our gardens or on our windowsills here in the UK. They also have a variety of healing and caring properties. Lavender, mint, spider plant, aloe vera plant, rosemary just to mention a few. Herbal medicine, or botanical medicine, is based on the use of plants or plant extracts that may be eaten or applied to the skin and has been used for centuries, There are a lot of guides on the internet that can provide more information including, plants, seeds, growing instructions and medicinal uses as at Palm Pot and Peony this sphere of knowledge is not part of our speciality!
Vintage or Modern
It seems that a wall made of mirrors, weavings or other unexpected decorative items, like mobiles are giving visitors to our homes something to talk about this year. And of course, we love the handcrafted pottery trend - small, delicate pots and planters with soft, light palettes which is a welcome opportunity for those with small spaces. When it comes to interior design this year whether you prefer vintage or modern, trend “round ups” range from industrial type furniture and accessories to unexpected wall decor with a focus on keeping costs down with lasting quality and the elimination of clutter. The designers and decorators consider that this provides a viable middle ground for roommates, co-workers or couples that can’t decide between vintage and modern style.
A Cool Shady Spot
Many flowers will be taking advantage of the increased sunlight available to them in March, before the leaves of trees and shrubs open to create a shady canopy. The garden centres suggest providing your own stunning combinations of spring flowering perennials by planting them in pots and containers. In the UK, our primroses are considered reliable plants that will take the worst weather thrown at them and apparently a cool, shady spot is ideal. Here, you can leave them to naturalise and form clumps with fragrant, pale lemon-yellow flowers.
Confines of Containers
The other plants that I found on the internet which can also be grown in pots as they like the confines of containers are Alpines. This provides the opportunity for small, pretty displays on steps, windowsills and garden tables. The garden specialists state, “In the wild, plants such as saxifrage and stonecrops (Sedum) make spreading mats but, contained in pots their growth is rounded into discs of flower and foliage”. All you need for planting these is - free-draining compost or cactus compost, horticultural grit and slow-release fertiliser.
February Birth Flowers
The birth flowers for the month of February are the violet and the primrose. The Violet signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them. The Primrose lets someone know you can’t live without them.
Birthstone of the Month of February
Amethyst is a word of Greek origin meaning calm and is the birthstone for February. The Amethyst is associated with matters involving cash or any lawful issues and is held to be a gemstone for wealth and prosperity.
Special Days in February
20th The Boss’s Birthday – my favourite
World Thinking Day is celebrated on 22 February each year by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world.
the service, wreaths are laid on the Baden-Powell memorial stone in the Nave of Westminster Abbey.
Best Wishes from the PPP Crew