Today I am joining Cathy’s In A Vase On Monday challenge. First I had planned to offer a vase filled using zinnias from my garden, but instead I decided to feature a new houseplant.
When my architect daughter was in college majoring in industrial design, she built a modernistic table that could hold a plant. Later she presented it to me as a most memorable Mother’s Day gift. This innovative walnut table with copper fittings sits near a pair of windows in our upstairs reading room. The room faces east so early morning sun easily filters in, keeping plants quite content.
I usually choose plants for this table that do not need frequent watering. This week I spotted a white Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) with plenty of blooms at the local grocery and knew it could work well in this setting. With scalloped edges on the thick leaves and clusters of tiny flowers, this is an inexpensive and long-lasting houseplant.
While Kalanchoe is not an uncommon plant I most often I see it for sale in shades of terra-cotta or red, and sometimes yellow. Actually I have never noticed a white one before.
I think this Kalanchoe adds the right amount of interest without being too fussy—the green and white are calm and soothing and I love the way it looks from above.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Visit her and discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.