If anyone can make plant care look effortless, it's this week's Plant Lady Anne Herngaard! Every inch of her home has a perfectly placed houseplant looking healthy and alive as ever. She captures nature in a way that will have you dreaming of a monstera of your own! From houseplant close-ups to staged green leaves, Anne knows the way to every plant lovers heart!
What are your favorite kinds of plants?
My favorite kinds of plants are most importantly interesting to look at and easy to care for. I love plants that get their own look and character by growing in unexpected ways.
Tell us about when you first fell in love with plants?
I have always been surrounded by plants, as my parents are gardeners and plant people and still much better at taking care of them than I am. For a large part of my youth when I started living on my own, I was too occupied with other stuff and couldn’t take care of plants. It wasn’t until I settled down with my own family that I found out that I needed to be surrounded by green friends and was able to care for them.
Tell us about your favorite ways to decorate with plants?
Plants in itself are decorative and I mostly place my plants with consideration for what kind of light they need and thrive in. You can easily underline your personal style by mixing your plants up with graphical or clean looking interior design or different kind of pottery of your taste.
Why do you feel houseplants are necessary for your home?
Living in a city apartment, keeping plants make me feel closer to nature and it is very satisfying to care for them and see them grow. I also like the way plants add an organic look and feel to the home and ads personality.
What are your must-have accessories for the perfect plant corner?
I am always on the lookout for interesting pottery whenever I visit flea markets. I also love plant hangers and have learned macramé to be able to knot my own plant hangers.
Have you noticed any trends in houseplants?
I think all of those plants from back in the day - those you know from your grandmother’s home - will have a revival. For instance the snake plant, ferns, spider plant and so on. All of those are decorative and easy to keep.
What's the next plant you want to get?
Who are some of your favorite plant ladies?
@herinternest @cleverbloom @jt_design @leafandjune @still_______ @lobsterandswan
Do you have any tips for aspiring plant lady?
Well, don’t be afraid to go for a big plant. They aren’t necessarily more difficult, rather the opposite, as they don’t dry out that easily. Do some basic research to find out the amount of light and water your plants prefer.
Check out last week's Plant Lady: Morgan Doane of House Plant Club