5. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) Boston ferns need a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. When you care for Boston fern plants, it’s a good idea to provide additional humidity for them, especially in dry weather. For bringing in extra humidity, set your fern’s pot in a tray of pebbles filled with water. You can also lightly mist your fern once or twice a week to help it get the humidity it needs.
3. Foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myers’) Foxtail asparagus ferns have an unusual, symmetrical look. These fern-like plants have arching plumes of tightly packed, needle-like leaves that look soft and delicate. Foxtail fern plants bloom with white flowers and produce red berries. The plants appear fragile and may cause gardeners to shy away from them, expecting difficult and extensive care. Don’t let their appearance deceive you. In reality, foxtail ferns are tough and hardy specimens, flourishing with limited care
2. Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) The way the light plays upon this plant can be magical. Just the way highlights and lowlights in hair colour can bring it alive, a swathe of shell ginger can bring a garden to life. Leafy, arching stems create a lush, tropical effect with boldly striped yellow- and-green foliage. Its large drooping clusters of white-and-pink shell-like flowers are sweetly fragrant.
1. Paperplant (Fatsia japonica) Paperplant shrubs have a useful role to play in the landscape. They give a very tropical feel, they love shade and are pretty tolerant to cold temperatures. This is a good (and rare) combination to find among plants. When planted under tree canopies, in shadowy corners and in shaded side yards, the paperplant quickly fills the spaces in with its luxurious glossy foliage
Top-quality paint can last up to five years. But if it’s exposed to too much heat and sunlight, it can fade or flake away. Retouching is the only way to firefight the problem. In winter months, painting the walls becomes a huge issue because it takes a long time to dry, especially if it’s an oil-based paint. Many paints emit dangerous gases while being applied to a wall. One needs to stay away from the freshly painted area to avoid inhalation of toxic gases. A lot of care needs to be taken while painting a house. Even a drop of paint here or there can ruin your furniture and floor. If a particular paint is not applied properly, it won’t produce the desired effect. For example, if a plastic paint is put on a wall without its prescribed base, the results will fall flat. Highlighting a wall can prove to be pretty expensive, as it can only be done by a skilled artist or painter. A wallpaper, on the other hand, works much better as a highlight since it’s already a highlighted accent
Removing an existing wallpaper is a tedious job. It can prove detrimental to the wall if it’s not done in the right way. Putting wallpaper in moisture-ridden areas like bathrooms and kitchens is a total no-no since it can be easily damaged or torn when damp. If a wallpaper is not installed properly, it can develop bubbles, start peeling off at the corners and eventually wear off. Also, it’s impossible to repair it in case of a tear. The application of a wallpaper can be a smelly affair because of its glue. After a point, seeing the same designs on a wallpaper can start to tire one’s eyes and mind. Since it’s not feasible to constantly change wallpapers, revamping the decor will prove to be more costly. Replicating a wallpaper after a few years may not be possible because of the speed at which its trends are changing. Your exact wallpaper might just not be available anymore