Every year about this time, we look forward to the first post-frost weekend to set our sights on livening up our outdoor spaces. This year, we decided it was time to take our plant styling up a notch, so we turned to our favorite local plant resource, Fern Shop. Owner Megan Strasser is a former stylist, and she has transformed what was once a service station into a very zen plant destination we’d happily move into if she’d let us. Since she has more than 10 years experience working with plants, we were eager to tap into her expertise.
When we dropped in on her, Megan was busy readying plants to ship for online orders. Without dropping what she was doing, she greeted us and started sharing her plant wisdom. “Fern is at its best in the spring. You start to see a lot of variety in the plants … they’re flowering … they’re bright. Everything wakes up.” A quick look around the shop echoed her statements – everything was teeming with life, and most plants were spilling over the edges of their containers.
For all of these planter arrangements, Megan used plants that will thrive outdoors through the summer, but can be moved indoor, come fall. If you live in a warmer climate, they can sunbathe outside year-round (lucky!).