Nesting mode has officially begun, and I'm organizing and redecorating every room in our house like my life depended on it. I knew one area I really wanted to expand on was adding more greenery and plants to our house, specifically one large, statement plant for the living room. I've loved my experience at Swansons Nursery with getting our Christmas trees in the past, so I turned to them for guidance.

Considering my less-than-stellar track record of keeping plants alive for very long, I knew I needed something easy to care for, especially with a newborn on the way. The nursery experts at Swansons recommended this Bird of Paradise plant to me, both for what I was looking for aesthetically and for ease of upkeep. This plant likes moderate to bright light, and regular watering once a week, which seems like something even I could handle. My second choice was a Fiddle Leaf Fig, but I learned that the Bird of Paradise was slightly less high maintenance so in the end I went with that one. So pleased with my choice and loving this green addition to the space.

Swansons is currently hosting an Indoor Living Event right now, all plants and planters are 30% off through the end of January, making this month a perfect time to bring some outdoor life inside your space. Additionally, if you post a selfie with your favorite houseplant to Instagram and tag #heyswansons you are entered to win one of four $50 gift certificates to use as you please. I really appreciate the helpful and knowledgeable employees at this local nursery. Highly recommended if you're in the market for all things plant related.

Beautiful indoor greenhouse at Swansons.

Succulents galore. Because you can never have too many, right? Hope this helps someone else also looking to spruce up their space!