The richness of the dark wood desk is accentuated by the light beige background in this home office. A tufted silver chair and pineapple lamp add some fun to the design while remaining functional. Plants and pictures complete the space with a personal touch.
Before frost arrives, take cuttings of favorite plants, like coleus, plectranthus, or scented geraniums. Stem tip cuttings from these plants root easily to allow you to overwinter starts for next year’s containers. Also take cuttings of herbs like pineapple sage, Greek basil, mint and basil to root in water and transplant into pots to grow garden fresh flavors on your windowsill.
The flowers of Aechmea frassyi are striking as they start to form, looking something akin to a pineapple. This Brazilian native bromeliad grows as both an epiphyte and a soil-rooted plant in the wild. In the plant trade, it’s often sold as Aechmea multiflora.