Indoor plants instantly brighten up a room and add some unexpected texture and personality. Not to mention, they bring a little sunshine inside during these cold, gray winter days. A friend recently sent me to Rose Hill Nursery in New Rochelle, a 3rd generation family-owned nursery, run by the loveliest and most knowledgeable couple.
Rose Hill had so many options to choose from including lemon trees, bay leaf trees and even Mediterranean olive trees, in addition to more common house plants like parlor palms and dracaenas. They also had a massive assortment of potted succulents – see pic above – and told me to come back for the flats of organic vegetables in the warmer months.
After speaking with Henry, the owner, for a while and going over options, I left with a leopard spotted dieffenbachia (a gorgeous, light green plant with huge leaves), and a cute fiddle leaf fig tree. The plants cost $70 each and I was given specific directions for watering and sunlight, as well as some extra tips to encourage the plants to thrive outside in the summer months.
Rose Hill Nursery, 975 Webster Ave, New Rochelle.