Traditional Dining RoomShabby-chic Style Dining Room, Sydney
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Pest control. Always remember to inspect plants for infestation and disease, and treat the problem before bringing them inside. If you suspect that there may be snails, worms or other insects burrowing in the soil, soak the pot in a tub of lukewarm water for about 15 minutes, which will force them out. (Don't do this with plants that go semidormant or dormant in the winter, such as succulents and bulbs, because these plants need dry soil throughout their dormant period. Repot any such plants and place a piece of wire screening over the drainage hole to keep out the little critters next year.)Before bringing plants indoors, treat them with an organic all-purpose plant spray for several weeks to get rid of small pests (those that you see and those that you don't). Or you can spray soap-tolerant plants with a soap solution, which can also be an effective nontoxic insecticide.
Some vegetables and herbs are surprisingly easy to grow in small and weird containers. Any type of leafy green, such as loose-leaf lettuces, basil and others will grow well in small pockets of soil.Some herbs grown in desert climates can be planted in nontraditional containers too. These herbs, along with the tough-as-nails succulent family, grow with very little water, so be sure you have ample drainage. Drill a hole in the bottom of the container or use your container as an outer covering for a plastic nursery pot.
Using a simple neutral palette of white and tan allows a range of interesting textures to stand out. See the rest of this homeMore:Houzz Interview: Vivian's Delightful Sydney HomeThe Outside Comes Inside Down UnderInteriors for Easy Living in Australia5 Inspiring Homes from the Chilly North
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White and taupe as neutral - with 'pops' of colour - this green foliage works particularly well as is has a whitish patina look which picks up perfectly on the fabric in the curtain (or actually the holes in the curtain to be more precise).