Friday, November 16, 2012

Houseplants in Our Home and Shop

I love what houseplants do for our home and shop. They can cheer up any room, and bring life to them. When it is dreary and cold outside, I especially appreciate the greenery inside.

With nighttime temperatures hovering around freezing, all of our houseplants are now indoors. I’ll be picking up a few flowering cyclamens to join our myrtle topiaries, ivy and other houseplants. Cyclamens are long blooming, and make lovely host / hostess presents for the holidays.

I am thankful to you all for reading my blog. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!! 
 This is one of a pair of 7' tall triple myrtle topiaries in our dining room.
 Myrtle topiaries in our little conservatory. The green glazed terra cotta water urn is from Provence (dates to early 1800s). To read more about our myrtles, go here.
 My friend Phyllis of Henhurst Interiors took the above photo when she visited in June. Thanks for the great photo, P!
I cut back this fancy leaf geranium a month prior to bringing inside....it had grown so large and leggy.
 There is a niche between two closets in a bedroom that is perfect for a low light plant like this Yellow Ripple ivy. BTW, because the space is so narrow, I went with a Roman shade rather than curtains. The shade is fabricated from an extra curtain panel from Restoration Hardware (Belgian linen, sand color).
 The ivy sits on an antique creamware fluted pedestal.
 Above is a large leaf Algerian ivy. Ivy plants should dry out between waterings.
 This topiary Duck Foot ivy is at our shop. Notice the miniature leaves.
 This kitchen sink in our shop is perfect for watering plants.
 Pair of triple myrtle tops from Snug Harbor Farm in Maine. See my post on SHF here.
 Doesn't this variegated creeping fig look like it has a strand of "white hair?"
 Below is one of a pair of Maidenhair ferns in an antique French cast iron footed urn.
Cyclamen from last year.

111 comments:

  1. Stunning Loi. You make everything look so effortless and breathtakingly beautiful. Houseplants in a suburban house like mine seem to look like grandma's house, but you elevate yours to the look of art in your airy, dreamy world!

    You're a styling god Loi.

    xo Terri

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  2. Gosh Loi I'm sooooo glad you joined us in Bloggie Wonderland, your scrumptious posts make my blood pressure resume normal parameters! We of course, are moving into Summer & my house plants are going outside to get some much needed Aussie sun. Terri is spot on, you are a styling god!
    Millie xx

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  3. Gorgeous topiaries. Can't grow them here, but used to have a pair of gardenias on torcheres in the dining room in Scotland. It wasn't an exercise repeated very easily!

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    1. Such a lovely plants Loi! I love your topiaries, especially triple ones and cyclamen. Everything looks gorgeous!!
      Have a great weekend!
      xoxo
      Vesna

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  5. Beautiful and inspiring! I love plants in the home, they bring so much life.

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  6. Loi your styling is sublime, it is early morning here and the skies are dark and it is raining (of course) I switched on my laptop and found your post, a burst of perfect beauty and sunshine to drive away the clouds.

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  7. Hello Loi, These plants complement so well your white-toned interiors. They add a touch of formality (especially the topiaries), of life, and of non-violent color. I love the old garden pots and paraphernalia--it would almost be worth starting a garden just to be able to use some of those. I also admired the seascape paintings shown, especially the small one behind the cast-iron urn.
    --Road to Parnassus

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  8. Mr Loi, I take great pleasure seeing the refined spaces you create and especially here decorated with such a calming collection of greenery. The variegated creeping fig with its tricoloured mutations is utterly delicious!

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  9. A beautiful and sophisticated display of green plants, with a delicate touch of white here and there. However, this is not achieved without quite a lot of effort on your part. I know because we bring many plants indoors too, it is hard work. Sometimes I wonder why we, in particular bother, but I love plants in the house, and I like unusual plants in the garden.

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  10. What gorgeous photos, Loi. And beautiful styling. I would love to have more plants in the house but I find it hard to get them through the winter with so little light and humidity. Yours all look so perfect. Beautiful post!

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  11. Absolutely amazing Loi! This is how I discovered you...by seeing an image of your conservatory myrtles on Pinterest that jumped off the page at me. Thank you for sharing your home and life with your readers with the blog and gifting us with such beauty! I was working on holiday bulbs yesterday here at our house. Planted a large Guy Wolff green pot with paperwhites and a terra cotta with a light green amaryllis. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. You have a gift, that's for sure.. truly inspirational. I love your curated plants, just like your impeccable style. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  13. I love all these topiaries and plants. The green just pops against your neutral background. I need to find some of these for my home and cross my fingers that I don't kill them.

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  14. loi, it was a pleasure to see this post. the first image alone is stunning with its soft shadows and lovely composition. seeing beauty through your eyes is a real treat for us all.

    happiest of thanksgiving, loi. donna

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  15. Loi-
    You bring spring to us even in winter! I love everything here, and I am dying over the green water urn!
    Of course I love everything you have done here.
    Happy Saturday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  16. Loi your images make me sigh they bring such a sense of peace and calm. Your home and shop are beautiful and I'm jealous I can't keep myrtle alive in our dry home during the winter months. So I'll dream and look at your gorgeous pictures.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    XXX
    Debra~

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  17. Your plants are so much prettier than mine but at least I have not killed any this year! I really need to get some potted ivy it is quite lovely.

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  18. What I wouldn't give to have a green thumb! Your plants are amazing…I can almost since that they know you take care of them! The pictures throughout are gorgeous, Loi! I need to go out and get some new plants myself…they really do make a shop or a home so much warmer…and so full of life! Thanks for sharing these beautiful images! Have a great weekend!

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  19. Loi,

    The green of the plants is such a great combination with the grey tones...I love how you decorate with them. The variegated creeping fig is beautiful! That makes mine very plain...plants do need time and proper care but it is so worth the effort!

    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you ....you have been a joy and MC and I Thank You!
    Your plants and your home are a Wonderland! I simply marvel at the beauty.

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  21. Hi Loi,

    I would love any advice you could give on getting my topiaries to thrive. Are they just slow growing or should I be using some fertilizer? I think I need to put a table in a sunny window.

    Beautiful photos as always and I love getting a peek into the shop!

    xoxo,
    P

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    1. Thanks, Phyllis. Definitely a sunnier window and liquid fertilizer like Miracle-Gro. Also, constant trimming will keep the form tight and full. Good luck! Loi

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  22. Hi Loi, beautiful!!! Your plants are gorgeous and every single inch is too! I love houseplants and you're so right, especially in the winter. Working on keeping mine longer :) I'm excited if cyclamen reblooms and in awe of keeping for years! I'll look for your pretty low light ivy. I brought home a buggy full of gorgeousness from Whole Foods this week and you're inspiring my arranging!
    have a wonderful weekend & Thanksgiving! xo Robin

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  23. Hi Loi,
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your fantastic plant life. I have aspirations of developing a green thumb such as yours... but it seems to be a bit more of a challenge than I anticipated! Your home and shop never fail to leave me sighing and dreamy!
    Cheers,
    Cynthia

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  24. Beautiful and inspiring photos Loi. I love plants for their healing properties too. Thanks for the tip on watering:) Have a wonderful weekend, we are thankful for you!xob

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  25. Hi Loi,
    I do have one Myrtle topiary inspired by your blog. I would love to find an antique pot to display it in.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  26. I just lugged my two gardenias inside when I knew it would frost down here in Happy Valley. The frost and cold air just seems to roll down and settle here. They don't like it in the house, but since they're 5 and 15 years old, it seems that i should protect them as well as i can.

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  27. Loi....your shop looks beautiful......I wish I had a green thumb...I don't have a good track record with living plants. I just bought a tree for my living room and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't kill it! I would love to get a Myrtle topiary. I love the look they have in a home.

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  28. Since seeing your beautiful myrtles earlier this year, I longed for some of my own. I did find two small topiaries, but nothing to match your beautifully tall and slender ones. I managed to keep them going and then one day, the leaves started to fall of of one. I recently found others, but nothing to match yours. The lady in the store told me not to keep them inside until there is a frost and only then bring inside. I live in Belgium, so the climate is obviously different to yours, but I wonder? I so wish I could buy ones such as your beauties Loy, they really are swoon-worthy.

    Love your blog x

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    1. Hi, Angela - Many thanks for your visit all the way from beautiful Belgium! I just adore all the gardens in Belgium....especially all the hedges and pleached trees. Cheers, Loi

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  29. Loi, I am in awe of all your beautiful greenery and attention to detail. I have pinned away for my boxwood/topiary board. One gorgeous image after another. It is always like taking a deep breath to visit your blog. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.
    Happy weekend!!

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  30. I don't think it could get any more perfect!

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  31. Dear Loi, this is serendipity !! Love, love green plants and you have shown every single one of my faves !! They look so gorgeous with your monochromatic colour scheme!
    My personal best one is maidenhair fern....it is so delicate and beautiful and I have managed to winter them over in my garden in certain spots....Beautiful post, and I wish you and your loved ones a most Happy Thanksgiving , N.xo

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  32. By golly Loi...you have done it again! I am INSPIRED!

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  33. The fluted column is a wonderful indoor display (I use mine for plants, then a gazing ball, then an armillary, etc :) ENJOY your Thanksgiving! franki

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    1. Thank you, Franki. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Loi

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  34. Loi,
    In one word : AWESOME !!!! You are so talented!! Love the ivy plants!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xx
    Greet

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  35. I JUST ordered the RH shades (in sand!) :) They were recently 20% off so I decided to try them. Yours look great! I agree about the cyclamen .. perfect as a gift or a festive holiday plant. Added to a topiary with ivy, they are so pretty. I've been waiting for you to post more about your topiaries ~ so I will flag this post! You are always so generous with your inspirational ideas, thank you! The tall topiary at the top is so pretty. Your area rugs are gorgeous and I am looking for one just like that!

    xx
    lesllie

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  36. what a luscious post loi; your plants, your home and your magazine quality images, all stunning! i found much inspiration here to add to my home and to my shops. now i am off to see your previous posts.
    thank you for sharing
    debra

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  37. So beautiful! Love every photo especially the maidenhair fern! Happy Thanksgiving to you Loi!

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  38. BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Your topiaries are amazing. You've reminded me I need to bring in a bit more greenery to my house besides my fiddle leaf fig.

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  40. Hi Loi - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! The plants are amazing and I'm in awe of your 7' topiary. How do you do it?! I couldn't bring myself to purchase any of the beauties at SHF as I was concerned about keeping them alive through the winter. Everything in your home and shop is just completely beautiful--calm, serene, tasteful. Laurel is right---it is time for a BOOK!
    xo,
    Deborah

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  41. I love cyclamen. In California, they grow outside and I miss that. I think I will pick some up, too. I love your topiary.

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  42. Hi Loi,
    So pretty! I agree, houseplants are the icing on a room. You have some real beauties. I've never seen a creeping fig with a strand of white, but I love it, it looks like a white flower growing on the side of the plant. Cyclamen is my go to winter plant, they are lovely in the yard here in California as well.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  43. Dear Loi,

    A very nice post. I have to admit that I am not a fan of indoor plants except for the odd Cyclamen or two however AGA loves them and so . . .

    Now winter approaches and more of them are coming inside - including a miniature fig tree. I have been accused of killing various indoor plants in the past but I assure you it was in all 'innocence' - especially the Mother-in-law tongue and the two yucca plant thingies that I always disliked.

    But having seen your photographs I see that in a large house they can be set out stylishly. I particularly like the Algerian Ivy. I am going to make a note of that.

    Bye for now,

    Kirk

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  44. Hi Loi, Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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    1. Many thanks for your visit, Anne. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care, Loi

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  45. Loi you have the perfect mix of houseplants!
    I adore your topiaries!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Giveaway from Scalamandre

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  46. I have always loved and kept maidenhair ferns, ivies, orchids and kentia palms but, funnily enough, I am now coveting a myrtle or two - you seem to have this strange effect on us all Loi :-)

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    1. Thanks, Caspar. Hope all is well in glorious Scotland!! I just watched Skyfall....the locations, including Scotland, were beautiful. Loi

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    2. Was going to give Skyfall a miss (not a fan of Daniel Craig) but may have to go see now :-)

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  47. I love your topiaries Loi. They are simply stunning! Your sense of style is amazing. Now about that book....xoxo! Cheers.

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  48. Sigh... so dreamy!! I agree - plants brighten and cheer up any home! I cannot get over that triple myrtle topiary in your dining room... to die for!!! Absolutely stunning Loi! I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

    xoxo
    Desiree

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  49. Hi, Loi - You definitely have a green thumb! I've enjoyed this posting for the additional details of your house, like that fantastic green urn — gorgeous! I agree with Laurel and Susan - BOOK!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Mark

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  50. Loi, you had me at....topiary!!! My little heart went pitter pat. Just as everyone else here said, the touches of green throughout your monochromatic home look magazine drool worthy. That picture with the Algerian Ivy next to that little iron bench is absolutely too perfect. Please tell me these are fake pictures and you don't really live here, or I might not be able to stand it. Too much talent for one person, not fair at all. But we love you anyway, because you're so generous to share with the rest of us.
    Love your home.
    Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friend.
    xo
    Terri

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  51. So beautiful. I especially love the topiaries and the ivy in mossy pots, but what I love most is the fabulous green-glazed terra cotta water urn from Provence. I have never owned cyclamen but they look so lovely in your home, I think I will give them a try. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Best...Victoria

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  52. Gorgeous Loi. I love the greenery. The idea of bringing the garden indoors is thrilling to me. You have so many shapes and sizes! And my compliments to the gardener, as caring for these plants takes a certain finesse . xo

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  53. I love the life and energy real plants give to a room. I just wish I could manage to keep mine alive! :) Your last photo just reminded me...when I lived in Houston, I went all out with Cyclamen in the front yard. Snowy white with those dark green leaves...bordered with small ornamental kale that had purple centers. So pretty! It was my treat to myself and to my many clients who came to my house during the holiday season. On the farm, we won't be so fancy, but I'm sure there will be other wonderful things about our first holiday season here. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Loi. You are a most kind blogger.

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  54. Hi Loi,

    Paintings, pure and perfect works of art. Each photo is a still life, in this case, of beautiful greenery, thriving, and ultimately, reviving and enriching the space around it.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Have a great weekend.

    Poppy :)

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    1. Hi Poppy!

      I saw your name! My name is Penelope; and I had the terrific honor of my granddaughter being named after me: Penelope. She turned 14 on the 14th of November! I am called "Penny"; and she is called "Poppy"! And it is my favorite name in the world! Congratulations!

      Penelope

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    2. I love those: Penny and Poppy! A belated Happy Birthday to Poppy! :)

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  55. Such beautiful images! You and my mother would have gotten along famously, she had 10 green thumbs. I really should work harder at keeping plants alive in our house. I can keep them alive just fine outside, but once they cross that threshold there's no telling how long they will live. Thanks for this lovely respite from my very hectic week!

    xo Kat

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  56. So much greenery in your home and in mine I'm looking a few shabby stragglers that are in need of replacing! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  57. Hi Loi--I'm jealous for perhaps the first time in my life. I want all of these beautiful plants.
    xoxo Mary

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  58. Loi, that blue in your shop's kitchen-that's swoon worthy color :)
    I also agree with Laurel-time for a BOOK!
    I'm currently coaxing a poinsettia to do it's thing next month...

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  59. You have no idea what a green thumb you have!

    It is my theory that most people who are born with "gifts"; do not realize that other people "don't have them"!

    In your case; you have many gifts (the ability to "visualize " (2% of the population); "color memory " 2% again!

    And you got the extra bonus of "green thumb" (I don't know that statistic!!

    You are a "lucky duck"!!

    And we are so lucky to be able to follow your beautiful blog!

    BRAVO!!!!

    Penelope

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  60. Loi,
    Everything you do is with love and it shows. I am wondering if you have a staff or do everything yourself? The time alone to care for all those plants let alone the watering. I am always so inspired by all the beauty you share.
    pve

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    1. Thank you, Patricia! No staff....just us and our doggies. Actually, we are their staff :)

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  61. All beautiful Loi, but I particularly love the myrtle topiaries, beautiful!
    Di
    xxxx

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  62. Dearest Loi!

    I am rather late since I participated in my first art show yesterday, leaving me so busy! But I am enjoying your BEAUTIFUL HOME HERE! You have the same color choices running throughout your home as I do! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO! I particularly love how you have captured such light. Though I have white walls with gray trim, the way the house is situated does not allow for the optimum amount of light. But your cheery greenery and subdued tones are JUST PERFECT! ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING! Anita

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  63. Hi Loi: must admit the computer was not turned on till Sunday AM. Adore all your houseplants. Living in LA is such a treat...The weather is delicious. Yesterday it rained(yes, it rained) so rushed my houseplants outside to take a drink. Love all your sweet comments on my blog. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  64. Grazie Loi,per questa meravigliosa collezione di immagini e grazie infinite per la gradita visita sul mio blog.
    Ti auguro una dolce serata!:)
    Ciao Luci@

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  65. Beautiful photos of lovely plants in your gracious and elegant home.
    Just love visiting here Loi...
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Laura :)

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  66. Loi,

    How lovely and tranquil it is to be here. With the holidays coming your blog is a nice place to come to for one to become "centered". Your passion for living greens and things is contagious :-)

    Your photos are so perfect they can be lovely framed art. You should consider printing and placing them in frames and sell them in your shop too. A little holiday exclusive for the holiday shopper they will sell. We all seek peace and a visual is the quickest way to achieve it...the eyes see, the voice speaks, and the ears believe what the voice has spoken.

    FYI I just picked up a copy of Traditional Home Nov. / Dec. issue (pillow request from a client) and Tone on Tone Antiques is listed in (Readers Resourses) starting on pg 156 from article titled: Lovely & Light (Virginia Home of Judy Jeffres). What nice pieces were used in this home. YaY!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday and Thank You for always sharing and caring about others you are simply the Best Loi.

    Bette

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  67. impressed not only with your topiaries.....but also also with the cleanliness of your home and shop! How do you manage? It's all immaculate. And what does it look like after all of the nieces and nephews have come to visit? Hope you will be with all of them for Thanksgiving

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  68. This post is such a treat Loi! Love all the wonderful plants! I am trying to add more and more houseplants to my home. They do add so much. It seems to be a lot of trial and error figuring out how to keep each one happy and healthy. I am amazed by your 7ft topiary!! It is incredible! You have two of them? Wow! I really love the variegated fig. I'm going to have to look for one. It is so pretty!

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  69. Your plants look so happy. I love those topiaries! We brought some of our plants in too and I am hoping I can keep them alive.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Loi!
    Heather

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  70. oh my lord, loi. i am so glad i saved this post in my email to savor it right now. what a feast! who needs thanksgiving dinner with all this rich goodness? i love your decor sensibilities and art and plants! this is just what i needed to see to get inspired to add a couple or a dozen to our rooms.

    thank you for bringing so much lovely to my inbox. i cannot wait to visit your shop someday.

    hugs.

    michele

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  71. I love pants as well, I have to re route the heat to our green house so I may start planting in it again! Meanwhile I have two ive topiaries in my dining room, starting to look a bit sparse and yellow edged.. what am I doing wrong? Any suggestions? Love your post!
    xo Karolyn- The Relished Roost

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  72. Love all of them. I think you must be the King of Topiaries! Thanks for the tip on watering ivy - I didn't know that - perhaps mine will be happier now. x Sharon

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  73. And a most happy Thanksgiving to you dear Loi! Oh how I love your home! Anita

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  74. Obrigada pela carinhosa lembrança de meu aniversário. Linda sua casa, as plantas dão um vida a qualquer ambiente. Adoro vir aqui admirar suas lindas decorações. Meu filho faz topiaria, acho lindíssima essa técnica, agora ele está fazendo bonsai.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

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  75. oh loi- as always your pics are fantastic. however, your home and the greenery is the perfect canvas. id really love to try one of those myrtle topiaries. im not sure i have enough of a green thumb not to kill it though, so maybe ill leave it to you. but it really is the perfect addition. i hope you and T are well! I heard you got your sofa for the basement - would love to see what you picked! ta ta for now. Oh - PS - HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all!

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  76. Hello Loi,

    No one and I mean NO ONE makes house plants looks as amazing as you do my friend!
    Everything you touch turns to gold. It is such a gift to be let into your life and creativity!
    Thank you for inspiring me :)
    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Terri
    XO

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  77. Loi,

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your day!

    I am in awe of these beautiful plants, you make it look so, so, easy! I have never seen such beautiful plants. You have inspired me to try again with a house plant although I hate for such a things of beauty to be sacrificed. I am always over watering, the poor things drown after a week.

    Have a beautiful day and thank you for brightening my day, Elizabeth

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  78. Hello Loi,
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Your Myrtle topiaries make me smile.
    Have a lovely day,
    Liz x

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  79. Hi Loi! Your plants are all so pretty and beautifully potted! You definitely have "the touch". I have been the ruin of so many ivy plants in my day, but still love them and wish I could keep some indoors. I have a small group of indoor plants that have been with me a long time, that are apparently hardy enough to withstand me! You say to let dry out between waterings, I wonder if that help with aphids -- I think that's what mine died from complications of eventually. Anyway, yours are gorgeous and full of life! I may decide to try again one of these days when I have the time to properly devote to their care! Thanks for the tips and wonderful inspiration! As always, a gift to be thoroughly enjoyed! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!! Diane

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  80. Loi, love all of your marvelous Myrtle plants in the simple terra cotta pots! Especially the big guy! So beautiful, with all of your wonderful furniture pieces. Oh my.
    I may have to pick up a few Myrtles of my own :) Thank you for the inspiration and have a lovely Thanksgiving, Monica

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  81. This is gorgeous! You are my personal Sunset magazine!! I adore everything you do!! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! I have been behind in all my blogs and blogging and hope to get back on track. xoxo, K

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  82. Loi

    You amaze me with the longevity that you are able to maintain with your topiaries. I adore them I just can't seem to keep some of them alive. I have had good luck with olive standards...myrtle not so much. I wonder if it is the difference in climate...or the keeper? Hmmmmm

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  83. Dear Loi, what a pleasant surprise to receive a visit from you, I love your blog! Your home is breathtaking I am inspired by the many rooms, geenery and furnitures. The collection of mytles, wow I smiled and smiled, Very Beautiful to the eye.

    Of course I ship to the U.S., you can also pay with PayPal.

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  84. Dear Loi

    Your home and shop are very beautiful. All you plants are breath-taking and so healthy and beautifully potted.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have put you on my side bar, so shall not miss any future postings.

    A very Happy Thanksgiving

    Helen

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  85. I love the 3 ball topiaries. soooo beautiful! i have bad luck with them. makes me want to try one more time

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  87. Your plants are all so beautiful and I love the life that greenery breathes in to any room not to mention the health benefits. The myrtle topiaries are gorgeous!!

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  88. Loi,
    Your myrtles are all spectacular....perfectly manicured! And, I'm loving your little blue kitchen sink at the shop. Everything looks like it's straight out of a magazine!

    Have the MOST wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Definitely thankful to have found you this year!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  89. Dear Loi, I thank you for your always wonderfully kind visits!!
    And thank YOU for sharing all of this exquisite beauty....oh my...the ivy, the fern...happiness.
    Gorgeous.
    And now I'm off to Copenhagen (via you, of course ;)
    I'm sorry for the infrequent visits, our computer connection has not been too smooth lately...posting is ok, but visiting blogs, for some reason, has been problematic...
    A beautiful Thanksgiving to you!
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  90. Hi Loi,

    You are so talented. Both the shop and your home looks stunning. Candy for my eyes..
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. yes your talented eye had seen it right, Its an old swedish chest from around 1800 in its original paint.
    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo Rozmeen

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  91. Loi,

    We are grateful for YOU! You are one of the best.

    Walking the streets of Stockholm. Happy to report on simple, pretty myrtle trees in handsome gray pots everywhere. Very you - and me! (Not a pumpkin pie in sight though...)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    ox, Mon

    P.S I will be here until the 29th. Can I pick anything up for you?

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  92. Your home is absolutely superb Loi, thank you so much for sharing the beauty. May I ask have you used a technique to age the gorgeous terracotta pots or is that just genuine "look at me I've been out in the garden" patina? Kind regards ... Felicity

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  93. I applaud your use of plants. Loi. Every topiary I have ever had suffered premature, leaf-crinkle death. Tried misting them, leaving them in steamy bathrooms, watering religiously, but all suffered the same fate. I'm sticking with hardier specimens - clivia, succulents, pencil cactus, and christmas cactus. Also love orchids, but several of them are in my critical care unit. All of your plants, on the other hand, look healthy and thriving. How green is your thumb??
    Kudos,
    b

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  94. Such a beautiful post...Wish I lived near you...Can you believe I can't find any fresh green ivy in this town right now?...I love to mix it in with my poinsettias...I stay frustrated when searching for those details of all sorts that make such a difference...as much as I love Little Rock, it can be so difficult...

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  95. Man...I am speechless. Every single one of your plants are gorgeous and the images just bring them to life. Shabam!

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  96. This post is right up my alley, and I managed to miss it. Your plants look the way mine do in my dreams. I'm bookmarking it for later reference. I didn't know that Yellow Ripple ivy could take low light. That's great to learn! Thanks for the beauty & inspiration.

    Keri

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  97. What an exquisite post! I love all these plants!! And what a great eye and a green thumb! Excellent combination!! Bravo!

    Penelope

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  98. I want plates like your white leaf shaped ones! I've seen them, or soe like them, but can't remember where or who makes them. Any suggestions or info? Great post. Always enjoy what you have to say along with the wonderful photos.

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  99. You have a beautiful house Loi, we have indoor plants too. I believe indoor plants bring balance and beauty in the house too. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Hello Loi, I am rather "green" with envy at your success with myrtle topiaries. I have written several posts about my inability to do anything but murder them, despite a great love for them (and having spent thousands of dollars on buying them over the years!). I commend you, Sir! Reggie

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  101. Everything is looking gorgeous.Green & white. Perfectly combinable colours. I've found great tips for those who're searching for plants which are unpretentious concerning care:
    Green-up.
    By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.

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