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I feel that everyone needs some sort of creative outlet, or passion project. This is mine. I share original and curated content of everything from photographs of my home, to my love for plants, to my carefully curated playlists. My hope is that this blog will serve as a source of inspiration for you as well. 

Stump Plants: Everything I Thought it Would Be

Stump Plants: Everything I Thought it Would Be

Once I decide that I really want to do something, there's usually no changing my mind, so when I said that I was going to visit Stump Plants in Italian Village this weekend, I totally meant it, dammit. And guess what? It's everything that I imagined, and more.  I met Brian, one of the owners, and Egan, their one-man staff for the day, and they were both so extremely nice. I immediately felt at home after about 10 minutes of being there. I also met Ray. Sweet, Lazy Ray. Oh yes, she has her own Instagram account, okay?

Initially, I was slightly intimidated by Ray. After all, she's pretty big, and appeared quite aggressive when I first walked in, but it wasn't long before we totally warmed up to one another. She's the sweetest dog. She walked me to my car as I was leaving, and even chased behind the car as I drove away. It was adorable. 

Before I even took the trip to the store, I knew what I wanted to potentially purchase. The cactus. THE. CACTUS. I have three baby cacti, but I knew that once I found a store in Columbus that sold taller cactus plants, I was going to buy one. I think they're so damn gorgeous. I ended up falling in love with the smaller of the two in the photo above (the one I would eventually bring home with me). But, can we talk about the taller one for a second? I. want. it. Adding it to my mental wishlist. 

A gallery wall in the store that serves as "plantspiration." The photos come straight from some of their customers' Instagram accounts. 

The owners Brian and (his girlfriend) Emily did such a wonderful job designing and decorating this place.  Emily's expertise lies in industrial design and photography, while Brian focuses on branding and graphic design. He's also a photographer. 

Before I headed home, I made another stop to pick up a pot for the lovely cactus that I'd purchased. Just your basic terra-cotta plant pot. I love these pots because they're classic and inexpensive, but once I got home and remembered that I already had a pot that the plant could fit into, I decided to return the other one. Originally, I was going to keep the cactus in the pot that it came in and simply sit it into the pretty pot, but I decided to just have it re-potted altogether.

I've never re-potted a cactus before, and wasn't about to start today. I'm a little fearful of getting stuck by the spines. So, I journeyed my way back to Stump, and they worked their magic. Egan definitely made it look more simple than I would have, that's for sure. I am so over the moon for this plant, especially now that it's in its new pot. I keep promising myself that I'm not going to buy any more plants, but, sooner or later, I'll fall in love with a new one, and start this entire process with Brian, Egan, and Sweet Lazy Ray all over again. Plants are such a fun addiction. 

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