Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far! I wanted to pop in today to share two quick updates. The first is how we added a lock to our barn door in the master bathroom. And second, I’m sharing two plants for low light that seem to be surviving (so far!).
Barn Door Lock
After Bogey, our Shih Tzu, figured out he could shove his little head between the door and wall and slide the barn door open just far enough to squeeze through, we knew we needed a lock. After some searching, I found one at Home Depot.
I screwed one part into the wall, and the other on the door. A little tip that I swapped out the screws on the door for shorter ones. Otherwise, the screws might have gone through the full door.
It’s a perfect solution for us. No more surprise from the dog 🙂
Plants for Low Light
After killing multiple succulents (see how I created a faux succulent arrangement), I did some research to see what other plants might be better suited to our lack of natural light. I had some rewards dollars from a local nursery (Pike Family Nurseries for anyone in Atlanta) and bought two plants.
I purchased one large snake plant and added him to a side table in the living room. It was doing so well, I bought a smaller one from Lowes for about $4 and replaced my dead succulent.
The other plant is a calathea and it’s really cool. He’s living in the kitchen but has moved around a few times and seems to do well no matter where he is. The cool thing about this plant is that the leaves move – sometimes they plant is more compact and straight up. Sometimes, like in these pics, it’s flatter and more full.
If you have low light, I highly recommend giving these two a shot. I water them each once a week. The two larger plants get a cup of water, and the smaller one a 1/2 cup.
I never thought I’d become a plant lady, but it may be happening. I have a few more on the screened porch I’ll be sharing soon (which include a few succulents that are actually surviving!). Do you have any plants you recommend for those of us without natural light?