I love my houseplants, and because I don't have a pet at the moment they are like my babies.
I want them to remain healthy, and that is not always easy in the winter.
So I have made a pretty tray that holds things I need and is easy to carry around. Scissors for trimming. A new watering can and mister that were Christmas gifts from my sweet granddaughter Sidney. A hand towel for drying my hands as needed.
One problem for houseplants in the winter is adequate light. There are just too many gray gloomy days, and sometimes I feel like the color is just being leached out of my plants.
I do have a grow light that I can use if I feel like I am losing one of my precious plants, but I of course always prefer natural light, which is why I move my plants around to see where they do best.
Lack of water is also a problem along with dry air in the winter. My apartment is really dry. I feel like my skin is turning into sandpaper, so I know that my plants need more moisture. I am very diligent about watering my plants (make sure not to over water) and I love the new mister Sidney gave me. I also have a humidifier to help add moisture to the air.
I also love cut flowers, so I do add them to my decor. Freesias work great for me because they don't seem to aggravate my allergies, and they are very inexpensive at Trader Joe's.
I don't know about you, but when I look around at all my beautiful plants winter just seems to recede into the background.