Hilton Carter loves to decorate homes with plants.
Hilton Carter loves to design interiors with plants. For Hilton, plants don‘t just decorate our living spaces. They can become our life-long green friends, when cared for well.
A place to relax, surrounded by plants.
"I love having greenery in my home because they can make a space feel warm and inviting. I feel extremely happy to be surrounded by plants while I‘m sitting on the couch or having dinner."
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Most plants need to be watered at least once a week.
Hilton Carter gave Terrain advice about watering plants too.
"I try to water the plants during the weekends, as I have the most free time then. Most plants need to be watered at least once a week. Before I water a plant, I check if the soil has gone dry by sticking my finger into the soil. I keep track of watering by setting a reminder on my phone."
Ask the people at the shop how to care for the plants.
Put plants that need more light next to the window.
"The first thing to figure out when you want to buy a plant is what kind of light you have. Get to know your window — is it east-facing, north-facing? Then go to the nursery or hardware store. Always talk to the people working there about which plants will work best for you — and let them tell you how to care for them."
Place plants at different hights.
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Hang plants from the wall if you have little space otherwise.
"Use your vertical as well as horizontal space. In our bedroom, I decided it would be awesome to hang a plant over our bed. My wife Fiona to weaved a hammock-like holder for the plant."
Hilton says plants can be like life-long green friends.
Online Classes: Propagating Plants with Hilton Carter
Learn how to propagate houseplants in Hilton Carter's online class.
Propagating is the process of growing a new plant from cuttings.
The online class starts with Hilton talking about his background and passion for greenery. You'll then learn the proper steps for propagating indoor plants. Hilton introduces various types of plants and how to cut them. You'll learn which vessels to place them in, how to keep them in water and the transition to soil.
Join from home with your computer or tablet. At the end of the class you can ask questions on anything that might have been missed .
Hilton also has courses for private groups up to 30 people.
Hilton Carter has published books about having plants at home:
His third book is "Wild Creations".
Wild Creations includes:
Inspiring plant projects
Plant Care Tips
Styling ideas for plants in your home
*Quotes are edited to Plain English*